Thursday, June 16, 2005

Museum review

The Independent Online has a detailed article about the new Roald Dahl museum.

...what would also have pleased him are the many opportunities for the young to create something themselves. A shadow puppet theatre is available for made-up plays, and an Ideas Table is there for writing stories. Animation technology is also at hand, and there are ingenious bottles for recording those extra special dreams. With writer-in-residence Val Rutt there to give advice to visiting groups, it seems certain that this brilliantly interactive museum will be well patronised by children as well as by scholars attracted to what is already one of the largest literary archives in the world. And with the new film version of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, directed by Tim Burton and starring Johnny Depp, due to be released this summer, life in Great Missenden High Street seems set to become even busier in the months to come.

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