Category Archives: Podcasts

Alice in Wonderland by Unsuk Chin

Korean composer Unsuk Chin‘s opera based on Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland was premiered on 30 June at the Munich festival and has been favourably reviewed in the Guardian and the Los Angeles Times. More information, including a photogallery and … Continue reading

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Another Owl and Pussy-Cat Reading

Edward Lear’s most famous poem is performed by the “amazing” Kazzy, with limited animation: The Owl and the PussycatCaricato da norrisnuvo

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More UPA: Christopher Crumpet

There are a lot of UPA cartoons on YouTube; I had never seen Christopher Crumpet (1953), another story drawn in a pseudo-simple style reminiscent of Edward Lear with a largely nonsensical tale by T. Hee and Robert Cannon. The cartoon … Continue reading

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The Unicorn in the Garden

James Thurber‘s drawings, once extremely popular, place him firmly in the tradition of Edward Lear’s apparently childish illustration, while his stories tend to be mildly satiric or parodistic. One of the most famous of these, The Unicorn in the Garden, … Continue reading

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Three Animated Limericks

A new Edward Lear animation is available on YouTube, Edward Lear Poetic Stories, in Czech, I think, written and directed by Jana Šobáňová in 2005. That’s as much as I manage to gather. Listening to the sung text it would … Continue reading

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More Edward Lear from YouTube

Violets Adventure, based on Edward Lear’s “The Story of the Four Little Children Who Went Round the World“, here is what the author writes: I started off by illustrating the characters then scanned them into a computer and put them … Continue reading

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Uncle Arly Told by Dudley Moore

A suitably obscure rendition of an Edward Lear poem (“Incidents in the Life of My Uncle Arly“) by Dudley Moore from the needlessly destroyed archives of “Not Only… But Also“.

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The Pobble Who Has No Toes: a Marionette Show

This is clearly an amateurish home production of Edward Lear’s “The Pobble Who Has No Toes;” the image is quite dark and at times this makes it difficult to understand what’s going on.

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The Akond of Swat Video by Ken Nordine

The music for this video was first published in Ken Nordine‘s CD A Transparent Mask (Asphodel ASP 2004, 2001): “The Akond of Swat” is one of Edward Lear’s Indian poems. More Nordine on YouTube.

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Two Old Bachelors: the Cartoon

From YouTube, a short animated film by Doug Wilson, illustrating Edward Lear’s poem “The Two Old Bachelors.” This traditional animation movie was produced at the University Of Central Lancashire for his 3rd year degree and it was shown at the … Continue reading

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