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Royal Ballet Invites ZooNation to Create Hip-Hop Tea Party for 2014 Holiday Season

London’s Royal Ballet will remount their acclaimed production of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland during the 2014 holiday season.  And in a clever cross-marketing move, the Ballet has also invited popular hip hop dance company ZooNation to present their own “hip” (and “hop,” presumably) version of the tale, The Mad Hatter’s T Party, in their smaller theatre downstairs… [read full post]

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Alice and Caterpillar Scene With Marionettes and Shadow Puppets

If you’re a fan of the various forms of puppetry, here’s a version of the Caterpillar scene from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as performed by a trio of puppeteers who also work at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre in Manhattan’s Central Park.  For this clip, they use both marionettes and shadow puppets.  If the video doesn’t… [read full post]

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Contrariwise CD Release Party This Friday January 10th

In a recent post I noted the release of a new CD by alternative band Daniel Hales, and the frost heaves, called Contrariwise: Music From Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking-Glass.  Daniel wants to let everyone know that this Friday, January 10th at 6:30pm in Massachusetts, they will be holding their official… [read full post]

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German Translations of Carroll’s Works Available Print-on-Demand

Here is another publishing item from one of our mimsy minions: “Günther Flemming’s German translation of the Alice books (including Under Ground and the Nursery), the Snark, plus a plethora of prefaces, poems, riddles, biographical sketches, and the article “Alice on the Stage,” along with a “kaleidoscope” of annotations and commentary — a task begun in 1967 — has… [read full post]

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Exclusive Blog Reader Discount on Alice Goodies at Litographs.com!

Attention all Mimsy Minions and especially literary art lovers!  To help celebrate the release of their second gorgeous “Alice” image, the good folks at Litographs.com have graciously extended to you, our Blog readers, an exclusive offer of 15% off your purchases at their site for the month of November.  This discount actually applies to all… [read full post]

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Lewis Carroll As Victorian Art Director

One of our mimsy minions has shared a link to an interesting blog post that discusses the concept of Lewis Carroll as an Art Director–after all, he certainly oversaw all aspects of the publishing of the two Alice books.  The post also provides links to three related Pinterest boards. To read all about it, click me.

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Download the Alicewinks iBook FREE from October 14-18 Only!

Attention iPad owners!   If you’re looking for an Alice book designed just for you, the creators of Alicewinks have taken a host of vintage illustrated versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, and have cleverly merged and animated the images.  The result is a charming and slightly surreal illustrated version of the classic book. Given the… [read full post]

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New Japanese Translation of Wonderland with Yayoi Kusama Illustrations

Another mimsy minion reports: Yayoi Kusama’s Illustrations for Alice In Wonderland have now appeared in Japan, in a new translation by LCSNA member Kimie Kusumoto.  Kimie has already translated Alice once before, for an edition illustrated by British artist Brian Partridge.  Kimie explains, ” I translated this time using a different style of Japanese than for Brian’s Alice book. Brian’s Alice was so… [read full post]

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Facebook Pages Dedicated to Alice and Illustrations

If you are a Facebook user, you probably already know that there are a number of Facebook pages that pay tribute to Alice illustrations, or have other Carrollian connections.  Here are just a handful, in case you’ve missed any of them.  TIP: You can find these and others under our “Likes” section on our Facebook… [read full post]

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New List of Most Collectible Children’s Books

If you’re an avid collector of vintage children’s literature editions, you might be interested in this updated list of the most collectible children’s books, according to Helen Younger of Aleph-Bet Books.  As one would expect, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland makes the list.  And note the clever way she handles the issue of the publication date.  Disappointingly, Through… [read full post]

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