Canadian artist Oleg Lipchenko has very generously decided to auction off his Carrollian work, books and original art, in support of his native Ukraine. The auction is LIVE. You can see his presentation on YouTube or go to his Facebook page or Instagram or his site.
Dennis Hall’s marvelous Inky Parrot Press and its sister company, Artists’ Choice, which have in the past given us stunning fine-press editions of John Vernon Lord’s Wonderland, Looking-Glass, and Snark; Kalinovsky’s two Alice books; Russian Alices; the compendium Illustrating Alice; a Wonderland with each chapter featuring a different illustrator; and renowned Spanish artist Ángel Domínguez’s… [read full post]
On January 2 at 9:15 pm (Greenwich Mean Time) BBC Radio 4 Extra rebroadcasted a 45-minute adaptation of “The Hunting of the Snark,” directed by Charlotte Riches, narrated by actor Tony Richardson, and with music and songs composed by Katie Chatburn. First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 in December 2015, it is available for online… [read full post]
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]
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]
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]
Ahoy, Snark lovers! Our own Mahendra Singh, who published a stunning edition himself a few years ago, has alerted us to the publication of a new Dutch version of Lewis Carroll’s immortal The Hunting of the Snark. If you can read Dutch, you can find out more by clicking here. If, like me, you can’t understand much… [read full post]
News from London-town! The Iris Theatre will be presenting two Carrollian productions in coming months, performed at St. Paul’s Church in Covent Garden. Click the links below for more information about these performances: Alice in Wonderland July 30-August 31st And for one night only: The Hunting of the Snark September 1st If you attend either… [read full post]
The recent Strawdog Theatre Company production of The Hunting of the Snark has softly and suddenly vanished away, but Josh Sobel, the production’s director and the company’s literary manager, just sent me this link to their rave review. Who knows, maybe this Snark will surface again, in Chicago, NY, or at a theatre near you!
Apologies that we haven’t made a new post in a while. We have been off hunting Snarks–unsuccessfully, which may be just as well. Today, as Fate would have it, we received this very civilized note: Dear Lewis Carroll Society My name is Josh Sobel and I am Literary Manager for Chicago’s Strawdog Theatre Company. I… [read full post]