C. M. Rubin: ALICE - The Legacy
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Judi Dench and Ruby Bentall in the World Premiere of Peter and Alice
"So long as men can breathe and eyes can see, So long lives this and this gives life to thee." - William Shakespeare
Alice Liddell Hargreaves died on November 16, 1934, but her legacy -- and its inextricable link to Lewis Carroll's classic Alice in Wonderland tales -- refuses to die. Who was the little girl that inspired Carroll to write what is possibly the greatest children's story of all time?
John Logan, the playwright (Red) and screenwriter (Skyfall, Hugo, Sweeney Todd, The Aviator, Gladiator), has written a new fictional play about Alice that is directed by Michael Grandage and is currently playing at the Noel Coward Theatre in London. Inspired by the fact that at the opening of the Lewis Carroll exhibition in London in 1932, Alice Liddell Hargreaves met Peter Llewelyn Davies at the Bumpus bookshop, Logan wondered what the two immortal inspirations (the girl who fell down the rabbit hole an
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