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By Bruce K. Hanson

Recounting the greater than century-long degree and reveal heritage of J.M. Barrie's play Peter Pan, Bruce ok. Hanson updates and expands his 1993 quantity on "The Boy Who would not develop Up." Hanson lines the beginning of Barrie's story throughout the first London creation in 1904, to numerous British and American theatrical and movie productions as much as and together with the level types of 2010. incorporated are excerpts of interviews with actresses Dinah Sheridan, Mary Martin and Sandy Duncan, all of whom portrayed Peter Pan on degree, and Betty Comden and Adolph eco-friendly, lyricists for the 1954 Broadway musical. The booklet incorporates a wealth of infrequent images, posters, courses and dress designs. An appendix lists almost each actor who has played a featured position in a London, Broadway or Hollywood creation of Peter Pan from 1904 to the current.

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Note the addition of “The Tree Tops,” the official last scene of the play. And now only one space is vacant for advertising. We now have to consider why it was that the audience, ourselves included, enjoyed “Peter Pan” more than any piece produced for many months. It is because of Mr. Barrie’s marvelous fertility in humorous and pathetic touches. A dramatic outline, such as we have described, would, in other hands, have produced an intolerable mass of irritating padding. With Mr. 27 On December 31, four nights after the opening, the omitted scenes were put in their place.

To R. Joan Burnett (Tootles), George Hersee (John), Pauline Chase (First Twin with her legs in the pillows), Hilda Trevelyan (Wendy), Winifred Geoghegan (as Michael in the hanging basket), Christine Silver (Nibs), and Nina Boucicault (sitting as Peter) in the underground home. 1904 (photograph: Ellis and Walery). Bottom: The Home Underground. Wendy tells a story during the 1904-05 season. L. to R. Pauline Chase (First Twin), Phyllis Beadon (Second Twin), Joan Burnett (Tootles), Alice Dubarry (Curly), George Hersee (John), Winifred Geoghegan (as Michael, sitting on the floor), Christine Silver (Nibs), and Hilda Trevelyan (Wendy) (photograph: Ellis and Walery).

12 The omission of scenes, a delayed opening, and the continued exhaustive rehearsal schedule would be daunting for any cast and crew. In 1939 Nina Boucicault wrote to Eric Johns of Theatre World: I am afraid we were all so tired with the very long and heavy rehearsals of “PAN” that I was somewhat bewildered on the first night. 13 Nina was indeed tired, for what seemed like a month for the “Tree Tops” addition was in fact a matter of days. However, the cast was overwhelmed by the response of the audience on opening night.

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