For some 20 years at the beginning of the century J M Barrie enjoyed enormous commercial success with a wide variety of plays, but he is best known for Peter Pan It retains its popularity today, both in the original and in adaptations As well as being the author of the greatest of all children s plays Barrie also wrote sophisticated social comedy and political satire, much of it now newly topical The Admirable Crichton and What Every Woman Knows are shrewd and entertaining contributions to the politics of class and gender, while Mary Rose is one of the best ghost stories written for the stage Under the General Editorship of Michael Cordner, of the University of York, the texts of the plays have been newly edited and are supplemented with a scholarly introduction and detailed annotation.About the Series For over 100 years Oxford World s Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe Each affordable volume reflects Oxford s commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up to date bibliographies for further study, and much ....
|Title||:||Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics)|
|Number of Pages||:||208 Pages|
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Peter Pan and Other Plays: The Admirable Crichton; Peter Pan; When Wendy Grew Up; What Every Woman Knows; Mary Rose (Oxford World's Classics) Reviews
Assigned text for Children's LIT class, thoroughly enjoyed it.
I enjoy reading the story as Barry first wrote it!
Arrived in very good condition.
A very great playwright - Hitchcock wanted to film MARY ROSE all his life but could never get the project going.
I like the play of Peter Pan better than the story. It reads more like it's meant for children, whereas the novel is very adult to my mind. I also enjoyed the Admirable Crighton. Entertaining but also thought-provoking. A great set of plays for young-adult literature study. Thanks to Van Damme Academy for the recommendation of Admirable Crighton as a play with a clear plot-theme.
This book is a MUST for anyone who likes Peter Pan. It contains the entire text of the 1904 version of the stage play "Peter Pan," which is the basic text used by the Broadway-musical version of the play. That's how it all began! This book also contains a long section of footnotes & historical background, invaluable for any Peter Pan fan. (James M. Barrie's novel about Peter Pan was written 7 years after the play & does NOT contain much of the dialog of the play.)
I admit it is odd that, after being a fanatical Pan Fan for three years, I just recently read a copy of the play (back in March), which is essentially where it all began. I was surprised at how different it was from the novel "Peter Pan and Wendy". There are several instances in the play that are not in the novel (for instance, the children try to catch a mermaid), and also some things that have been added exclusively to the novel (like how Wendy issues examinations on home-life). There were introductions to each act describing the setting, which is helpful in envisioning the Darling's adventures.
These were such delightfully written plays. I was surprised to find that they aren't in wider circulation. It's a shame.