The Admirable Crichton

The Admirable Crichton

by J. M. Barrie


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The English production of this play in 1902 starred Henry Irving. In 1903, the play was produced on Broadway by Charles Frohman, starring William Gillette. The story of the play concerns an aristocratic English family who revert to the state of Nature when shipwrecked on a desert island. While there, they are willing slaves to their former butler, but on return to civilization, the positions are shifted.

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ISBN-13: 9781727834123
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 10/23/2018
Pages: 70
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.15(d)

About the Author

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, ON (9 May 1860 - 19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland. Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the name Wendy.

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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