Sunday, 9 May 2010

O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!...

It is one of the most bizarre poems in the English language, yet the nonsensical verse of Lewis Carroll's 'Jabberwocky' has an enduring quality that makes it beloved by adults and children alike. Its latest stint in the public eye, comes in the form of inclusion in Tim Burton's 'Alice In Wonderland' - an extremely free adaptation of Carroll's Victorian novel. In the film, the poem is read by legendary actor Christopher Lee, who has previously lent his voice to poems of a more macabre nature, such as Poe's 'The Raven' and 'The Haunted Place'. Lee recently reprised his role, as he gave a special reading of 'Jabberwocky' in the British Library, which can be viewed here

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