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J M Barrie

J M BARRIE

  (1860 - 1937)

Nationality:    British
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Literary Agent:    Samuel French London  

Playwright J.M. Barrie (1860-1937) was born on 9 May 1860 in Kirriemuir, Scotland, and this production of his 1908 classic celebrates the 150th anniversary of his birth. Now best remembered for his only children's play, Peter Pan, he was also the hugely successful author of plays and novels including the admirable Crichton, Dear Brutus, Mary Rose and Quality Street.

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        Admirable Crichton, The         Boy David, The         Ibsen's Ghost         Mary Rose         Old Friends         Old Lady Shows Her Medals, The         Peter Pan         Peter Pan  El Musical         Shall We Join the Ladies?         Twelve-Pound Look, The         What Every Woman Knows         Will, The



Admirable Crichton, The

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Boy David, The

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Typescript and broadcast script

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Moultrie R Kelsall - acc.7716/29-30

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Ibsen's Ghost

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Typescript

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Barrie - MS.6645

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Mary Rose

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In a Sussex manor house a ghost keeps watch, yearning for the return of her beloved boy. In the grey waters surrounding the Hebrides, a fir tree and a rowan keep vigil over a mysterious island where spirits walk. the play features live choral singing from the ensemble cast in DogOrange's physical and theatrical style, vividly evoking where the seen and unseen worlds intersect.

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-    1920

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Old Friends

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Typescript

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Barrie - MSS.6636-41

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Old Lady Shows Her Medals, The

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Mrs. Dowey is entertaining three other charwomen at tea; they are all proud of their sons in the army (1914 1918). The curate arrives with Kenneth Dowey of the Black Watch in tow. But Mrs. Dowey has no son; she only pretends after seeing Kenneth's name in a newspaper. Since he has no family, he agrees to spend his leave with her and Mrs. Dowey has the long wished for experience of mothering a boy. When Private Dowey does not return, the old lady puts away his effects and bravely sets out to work.

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published in his collection Echoes of the War in 1918   -

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short play

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Male:  2            Female:  4            Other:  -

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Peter Pan

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The tale of the boy who wouldnt grow up is one of the most famous childhood stories of all time. - See more at: http://www.theatrebythelake.com/production/11207/Peter-Pan#sthash.q5GcxYGW.dpuf

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TYA

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Peter Pan  El Musical

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J M Barrie's masterpiece to music - Spanis Style

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book by J M Barrie; Adapted by Cristina Fargas; music And lyrics by Cesar Constanti And Pablo Pinilla And others

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Garrick, London    2008

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Theatre Properties Musical Company

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Play/Drama

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Male:  7            Female:  4            Other:  extras

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Shall We Join the Ladies?

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RaDa, London    27 May 1921

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Play/Drama

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Male:  8            Female:  8            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Barrie - MSS.6625-35
Wearing - the London Stage 50.8

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Twelve-Pound Look, The

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Typescript

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Barrie - MSS.6642-3

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What Every Woman Knows

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Maggie Wylie is a woman with no charm. But when her brothers catch penniless student John Shand breaking into the family home to read their books, a bizarre bargain is struck  if the Wylie's fund John's education, he will marry Maggie. John's ascent of the political ladder earns him powerful friends and the affection of the beautiful Lady Sybil Tenterden. Maggie is determined to act differently from other wives if her husband falls in love, but how will John react when he discovers that his wife, not her money, has been the making of him? What every Woman Knows has been seen as an expression of Barrie's support for the public struggle of the suffragettes to gain women the vote, as well as a deeply moving portrayal of the secrets which keep a marriage alive.

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Play/Drama

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Male:  5            Female:  3            Other:  -

Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Lyceum - Dep.207/14

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Will, The

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Genre:
Typescript

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Further Reference:
National Library of Scotland ref: Barrie - MS.6644

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