It is summer at the moment, and if you work at a university, you know that summer is a fairly quiet time. So, I decided to have some fun at work. My favorite poem has for years been Jabberwocky, by Lewis Carroll. What I did was divide the poem up into small sections and I went around campus with a video camera and recorded staff, faculty and students saying the parts, then put them all together.
August 1st, 2016 at 12:34 pm
That’s great! It reminds me of the videos people are producing for the big Shakespeare 400 celebration this year, where they piece together bits from different audience members reading famous Shakespeare speeches. At a park performance of Othello I went to last weekend, my friend and I were both videotaped for it, which was pretty fun!
August 4th, 2016 at 3:15 am
brilliant piece David.
October 16th, 2016 at 3:47 pm
The magazine produced by the Creative Writing Society at the university I went to was called The Jabberwocky. One of the challenges we once did was to create a story using made-up words, inspired by the poem. It is actually a very satisfying thing to write!
October 17th, 2016 at 11:38 pm
It’s a great poem, probably my favorite one. That sounds like a fun project, to write a story like that. 🙂