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The Admirable Crichton
     

The Admirable Crichton

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by J. M. Barrie
 

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Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, was a Scottish author and dramatist whose works have enjoyed frequent revivals in film and on stage. One of his most penetrating and socially critical plays was "The Admirable Crichton", which first appeared in 1902 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. The comical play deals with

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Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, was a Scottish author and dramatist whose works have enjoyed frequent revivals in film and on stage. One of his most penetrating and socially critical plays was "The Admirable Crichton", which first appeared in 1902 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. The comical play deals with questions of social hierarchy, and sheds light on a society where rank is established by birth, not by intelligence or ability. Crichton, the main character, is a respectful butler in the house of Lord Loam, quite content with his station in life. However, when he and a group of British aristocrats become stranded on a desert island, a startling role reversal takes place. Less shocking now than to the theatre-going public of 1902, the themes of natural selection and a flawed class-system in "The Admirable Crichton" are still very relevant today.

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ISBN-13:
9781412158107
Publisher:
eBooksLib
Publication date:
04/21/2010
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
98 KB

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The Admirable Crichton 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great play but I want to know which of the editions will be best displayed on my nook.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I found a reference to this play in one of Connie Willis' books. It's a look at how social privelege does not equate to ability. When a lord and his family are shipwrecked the butler becomes the undisputed leader. But when they return to England everyone hides the truth .
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Guest More than 1 year ago
wonderful book barry is a beautiful thinker one of the best books i have read in 5 years