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Author Sutherland, Lucie, author

Title J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan / Lucie Sutherland
Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019
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Description 1 online resource
Series The fourth wall
Fourth wall.
Contents Developing Peter Pan for performance -- First performances -- Adapting Peter Pan
Summary "'Do you believe in fairies? Say quick that you believe!' - Peter Pan Peter Pan is a narrative many of us believe we know well, and yet the J.M. Barrie play that premiered on a West End stage in December 1904 is not the depiction of Peter, Wendy, Hook, and Never Land that most people have experienced. It was the critical and commercial success of this particular play which propelled the notoriety and appeal of the story, and without the success of that first production, Peter Pan would not be such a familiar part of our mainstream culture. Lucie Sutherland examines how, and why, this play became so popular, why the trans-Atlantic collaboration of Barrie and Charles Frohman was vital to the success of the 1904 production, and how key versions in England and America have created an iconic narrative that remains popular today. This book charts the 'awfully big adventure' of creating Peter Pan, as well as the many entertaining, enthralling, and often extraordinary ways the play has been adapted ever since"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Lucie Sutherland is Assistant Professor in Drama at the University of Nottingham, UK
Description based on print version record and CIP data provided by publisher
Subject Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937 -- Stage history.
Barrie, J. M. (James Matthew), 1860-1937. Peter Pan.
English drama -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018040784
ISBN 1315558602
9781315558608 (Master)
9781317192145 (Mobipocket Unencrypted)
9781317192152 ( ePub3)
9781317192169 (Adobe Reader)