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Boojums over Broadway (well, actually Chicago…)

Peter  and Martin Wesley-Smith’s  show  Boojum! Nonsense, Truth and Lewis Carroll is opening in Chicago this month. It runs from 18 November to 19 December, with previews on 16 & 17 November, at the Storefront Theatre, presented by Caffeine Theatre and Chicago Opera Vanguard.  The buzz is  it will be a very vibrant, interesting version […]

“I cannot remember any other motive…”: the chronology of creating Wonderland

It’ll  be November soon, the month in which Alice’s  Adventures Underground was begun and (two looong  years later) finally delivered to its intended recipient, Alice Liddell.   It’s  one of the most myth-drenched areas of Lewis Carroll’s life.  So it does no harm to use the upcoming anniversary to take another look.  (By the way, for […]

The Virtual Victorian

Here’s an extract from the Virtual Victorian blog (unpromisingly titled “The Shy and Stammering Man”): But, despite loving to visit art galleries and the theatre, the stuttering, unmarried clergyman was never truly comfortable in the adult ‘society’ world, preferring to indulge in the uncomplicated friendship of children. Such sincere and intense ‘relationships’ have since led […]