Peter Pan Essay

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In this review of a 1987 revival production of Peter Pan, Bemrose examines the prevailing fascination with Barrie's character and his exploits. The critic terms the playwright's tale as timeless and, ofthis production, states "this Peter Pan generates magic" and "compels belief.''

Peter Pan, the boy who refused to grow up, has flourished in the hearts of children and adults since he first took flight 83 years ago. The stage and book versions, written by Englishman J.M. Barrie, have never been entirely out of fashion. But now a new generation is learning to love Peter Pan—and his struggle with the villainous Captain Hook. For many Canadians, the highwater mark of the current revival is the Shaw Festival's spectacular production at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont., which opened Aug. 14. But publishers, too, have been getting in on the action. Montreal's Tundra Books has just released The Eternal Peter Pan, the...

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