Charles Lutwidge Dodgson, aka Lewis Carroll (1832-1898), was an English writer, mathematician, logician, deacon and photographer. He is most famous for his timeless classics, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. His work falls within the genre of 'literary nonsense', and he is renowned for his use of word play and imagination. Carroll's work has been enjoyed by many generations across the globe.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland I Down the Rabbit-Hole II The Pool of Tears III A Caucus- Race and a Long Tale IV The Rabbit Sends in a Little Bill V Advice from a Caterpillar VI Pig and Pepper VII A Mad Tea-Party VIII The Queen's Croquet-Ground IX The Mock Turtle's Story X The Lobster Quadrille XI Who Stole the Tarts ? XII Alice's Evide nce Anmerkungen Editorische Notiz Verzeichnis der Werke Lewis Carrolls Literaturhinweise Nachwort
Published to coincide with a revival at the Polka Theatre, Wimbledon, from 22 November 2013 to 15 February 2014. The Polka is a theatre dedicated to theatre for children, and this production will be directed by family theatre specialist Rosamond Hutt.
[Former director/designer Melly] Still and Reade boldly resist temptations to create a cute, fluffy, Disneyfied landscape, instead embracing the physical limitations of theatre as a catalyst for the audience's collective imagination . . . It's a fresh, idiosyncratic pleasure.
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"What is the use of a book," thought Alice, "without pictures?" For over 125 years John Tenniel's superb illustrations for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland have been the perfect complement to Lewis Carroll's timeless story. In that time Alice has been illustrated by numerous artists, but not one has come close to matching the universal appeal of the original pictures. This is the first Alice to reproduce Ternniel's exquisite drawings from prints taken directly from the original wood engravings. Here, Tenniel's fine line work is far crisper, delicate shadings are reproduced with more subtlety, and details never seen before are now visible. Like most nineteenth-century children's books, the pictures for Alice were created by transferring the artist's drawings to woodblocks, But with Alice, the original blocks served as masters from which metal plates were made for printing. Unfortunately, these plates deteriorated from the repeated pressure applied during printing, and over time, many of the fine lines in Tenniel's pictures simply vanished altogether.As the year-, passed, the original woodblocks disappeared and were believed lost; then, in 1985 they were discovered in a London bank vault. Now, for the first time, prints from these woodblocks have been used to produce a deluxe gift edition with clearer, more detailed images than have ever been seen before. At last, readers can see the Alice that Carroll and Tenniel had originally envisioned.