Wordplay: Unpacking Lewis Carroll’s Linguistic Suitcase
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Wordplay: Unpacking Lewis Carroll’s Linguistic Suitcase

Shakespeare and Chaucer are credited for coining some of today’s most popular phrases (respectively: dwindle, gossip, moonbeam; and twitter, scissors, snort). But when it comes to linguistic concoctions, imaginative children’s writer and author of Alice and Wonderland, Charles Lutwidge Dodgson (better known by his pseudonym Lewis Carroll), has contributed some of the most colorful neologisms … Continue reading

Down-the-Rabbit-Hole Reads: A Library List based on Alice in Wonderland
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Down-the-Rabbit-Hole Reads: A Library List based on Alice in Wonderland

  Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati presents Alice in Wonderland! Ignite your sense of adventure by joining the ever-curious Alice and her bubbly friends for an unforgettable tea party! Based on the adored, imaginative tale by Lewis Carroll, this modern retelling is the toe-tapping story of a lost girl, a cool cat, a wild hare, and the … Continue reading

Star-Crossed Stories: How La Traviata influences Fly By Night
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Star-Crossed Stories: How La Traviata influences Fly By Night

In darkly comic rock-fable Fly By Night, a gypsy prophecy propels melancholy sandwich-maker-slash-wannabe musician Harold and two entrancing sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection that culminates during the Northeast blackout of 1965. Harold’s father, Mr. McClam, finds great joy in the blackout. The darkened buildings drive people outside, providing the opportunity to … Continue reading

Finding Light in a City of Darkness: the 1965 Northeast Blackout
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Finding Light in a City of Darkness: the 1965 Northeast Blackout

Time stood still “the night the lights went out” in New York City. At approximately 5:27pm (EST) on November 9, 1965, darkness fell over New England, New York State, parts of other states as far west as Michigan, and across the Canadian border into Ontario (over 80,000 square miles). Over 30 million people lost power that … Continue reading

Stars Align the Shelves: A Library List Inspired by FLY BY NIGHT
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Stars Align the Shelves: A Library List Inspired by FLY BY NIGHT

Never stop looking up. In darkly comic rock-fable Fly By Night, a gypsy prophecy propels melancholy sandwich maker-slash-wannabe musician Harold and two entrancing sisters through a star-crossed journey of love and connection. Featuring a catchy score and inventive story-telling, this sweeping ode to young love culminates during the epic Northeast blackout of 1965 and is … Continue reading