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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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Scientific American Blog Post Considers Euclid and His Modern Rivals

If you’re a fan of geometry, math, or just Lewis Carroll, you might be interested in this blog post from Scientific American. It considers the importance and relevance of Mr. Dodsgon’s highly theatrical treatise Euclid and His Modern Rivals.  While it ultimately finds limitations in Dodgson’s conclusions, it applauds his sheer creativity in addressing a difficult and… [read full post]

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Murdoch Mysteries Episode Has Wonderland Theme

A mimsy minion reports that popular Canadian TV series Murdoch Mysteries offered an episode where a murder is committed at a Wonderland-themed party, and Murdoch himself is suspected. To read IMDB’s description of the episode, click me. You can buy the episode on Amazon Instant Video for $2.99. Reminder: If you do shop on Amazon, remember… [read full post]

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List of 550 Free Audio Books and 550 Free eBooks Includes Carroll Titles

Another of our resourceful mimsy minions has pointed us to the Open Culture educational resource web site, where they offer one page with links to 550 free audio books, both classic and contemporary, and another page with links to 550 free eBooks.  Both lists include versions of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland–and intriguingly, the audio books list… [read full post]

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Notable Newly Revealed Lewis Carroll Letter to Be Auctioned

Happily, Lewis Carroll (aka Charles Lutwidge Dodgson in real life!) was a prolific letter writer.  Even now, so many years after his death, some of his private correspondence can still surface–even if only long enough to pass from one private collection to another at public auction.  But at least we obtain a new glimpse at… [read full post]

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Radio Interview With Current LCSNA President on Carroll’s Birthday

Audio fans!  This just in: “Life Elsewhere, a radio show from Tampa, FL, interviewed our current president, Mark Burstein, on Carroll’s birthday, January 27. The host, Norman B, was a bit obsessed with the usual canards about Carroll’s alleged fondness for young girls and drug use, which Mark defended to the best of his ability in a… [read full post]

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Gorgeous Images from a Stunning Looking Glass Production in Moscow

My thanks to artist and LCSNA member (and mimsy minion) Tania Ianovskaia for this description of a stunning recent production of Alice Through the Looking Glass in Moscow.  We appreciate this information, Tania!  Now, if only there could be a film of that production, or a tour of it in other countries.  The imagery is simply… [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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Margaret Atwood Declines Blurb Requests With Carrollian Flair

Blogger Kirsten Reach shares and comments on the with form letter that author Margaret Atwood uses to decline all requests for promotional “blurbs” for book dust jackets.  While neither Lewis Carroll nor Robert Southey is credited for the inspiration, Ms. Atwood’s response is clearly a clever riff on “Father William.”  And Carroll’s beloved “Father William”… [read full post]

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