For this, my third year doing the challenge, I am going literary. For every letter of the alphabet I will talk about a book, an author or a character from fiction or myth that made an impression, was inspirational, or caused me to think.
Could there possibly be another choice for P? I think not.
This is the original Peter Pan, Michael Llewelyn Davies, photographed by J. M. Barrie in 1906.
Maude Adams was the first to play Peter Pan on stage, both in England and on Broadway. Did you know the play came before the novel? Barrie wrote several plays with Maude in mind. You must go check out the pictures of her she was beautiful!
This is a poster of a movie that was made in 1924. I'd love to see it!
In 1953 the Disney version came out.
I was not yet five when we watched, on television, a live broadcast of Peter Pan starring Mary Martin. The date was March 7, 1955. I have only the vaguest memories of seeing it, but I know I did.
There have been many adaptations of this classic story and no doubt there will be many more. If there's a person who can't identify with Peter in never wanting to grow up, then I say that person is a lost soul. Who among us doesn't, from time to time, want to be a kid again and recapture the innocence of childhood?
Do you have a favorite version? A favorite character? Tinker Bell? Wendy? Tiger Lily? Captain Hook? Crocodile?
P is Peter Pan Other P influences include: Pinocchio, Edger Allen Poe, The Picture of Dorian Gray
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