Readers Remember Alan Rickman

Shelf RenewalIt wasn’t only movie buffs who lost a legend when actor Alan Rickman passed away on January 14, 2016. He will be forever linked with some of literature’s most compelling characters.

Rickman Sense and Sensibility 2Alice in Wonderland, by Lewis Carroll (Blue Caterpillar)

The Barchester Chronicles, by Anthony Trollope (Obadiah Slope)

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone (et al), by J.K. Rowling (Professor Severus Snape)

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, by Douglas Adams (Marvin)

Perfume: The Story of a Murderer, by Patrick Suskind (Richis)

Romeo & Juliet, by William Shakespeare (Tybalt)

Sense and Sensibility, by Jane Austen (Colonel Brandon)

(For a behind-the-scenes look at the production of the last one, check out The Sense and Sensibility Screenplay & Diaries by the wonderful Emma Thompson.)



About the Author:

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library, a Booklist reviewer, and one of Library Journal's 2009 "Movers and Shakers." Follow her on Twitter at @KarenKleckner.

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