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New Board Game “Dreaming Spires” Features Oxford College and Lewis Carroll

According to The Oxford Times online, some enterprising Oxford College graduates have devised a new board game (how suitably retro!) called Dreaming Spires, in which players can create their own Oxford College–starting back in 1189 and moving forward in time from there.  Characters include Oscar Wilde, JRR Tolkien, and of course, our own Lewis Carroll. To read… [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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Nonsensical Advice From An Old Alice Cookbook

If you’re into all things Alice, and cooking as well, you might enjoy reading this write-up about an out-of-print but amusing Alice-themed cookbook. In addition to eccentric recipes, the book is liberally “peppered” (sorry, I couldn’t resist) with quotes from two of Lewis Carroll’s works: Feeding the Mind, and Hints for Etiquette, or Dining Out… [read full post]

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Another Run for Daniel Singer’s Play “A Perfect Likeness” About Carroll and Dickens

We have just received this note from playwright and LCSNA member Daniel Singer: “I’m pleased to announce that “A Perfect Likeness” will run Nov 7 – Dec 22 at the Fremont Centre Theatre in South Pasadena, with the same fine cast from the Actors Co-op production last summer.  Details, when available, can be had from http://aperfectlikeness.com.”… [read full post]

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A New Snark in London This December

For those of you who can’t get enough of stage adaptations of our beloved The Hunting of the Snark, one of our mimsy minions has alerted me to another upcoming production in London, playing this December.  I will note that the description of the piece includes this frumious statement: An imaginative musical adventure that will inspire,… [read full post]

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We’re All Mad Here

This just in courtesy of our mad mimsy minions: “A recent book, Inconvenient People: Lunacy, Liberty, and the Mad-Doctors in England by Sarah Wise (Counterpoint, 2013) discusses twelve cases of contested insanity in Victorian England and the associated alienists, Lunacy Acts, and criminally louche asylums. In reviewing the book on August 23rd, a reviewer for… [read full post]

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New Carroll-inspired Group Art Show in Chicago

We have just received this notice of a new multimedia art exhibit that will run in Chicago through November 5th (the Opening Reception is free): “”The Mad Hatter’s Tea party” is a Multi-media wacky, whimsical group art show including mixed media sculpture, soft sculpture, 3-D photography, paintings inspired by Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and other… [read full post]

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New Julia Margaret Cameron Exhibit at Met Museum Features Alice Liddell

Alice Liddell has made the front page of the New York Times again!  This time, it’s an image of Alice as the mythical figure “Pomona,” as photographed by Lewis Carroll’s contemporary, Julia Margaret Cameron.  The Metropolitan Museum in NYC has opened a new exhibit of 38 Cameron images.  The exhibit runs through January 5th, 2014…. [read full post]

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New Book of Dutch Essays on Lewis Carroll

This just in from one of our well-traveled mimsy minions: Netherlands literary critic Carel Peeters has written, in Dutch of course, a fine series of essays, Het wonderland van Lewis Carroll, dealing with “seventeen sides of Carroll’s personality in his life and work.” You can find out more at: http://www.deharmonie.nl/uitgave/uitgavedetail.asp?id=1203 And you can order a copy… [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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