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Alice in the Bedroom, X-Rated Adaptations for Patrons

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  • This presentation is a one-act play about erotic adaptations of Alice in Wonderland, and other children’s stories. The play takes place in a branch library, a setting where deep discussions, obscure knowledge, and comedy collide. The library staff are working on a new library exhibit, and have to figure out what materials would be interesting and appropriate for their community. There is a discussion of pornographic adaptations of fairy tales in general, exploring the purposes and implications of sexualizing children’s literature. The characters then focus on adaptations of Dodgeson/Carroll’s Alice stories, especially Lost Girls (2006) and Alice in Wonderland: An X-Rated Musical Comedy (1976). They outline some of the major themes and plots of these works, as well as their value as adaptations.The characters frequently quote from and discuss scholarly resources. The play was read, not staged, by a cast of SLIS students.

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    Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International