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Burnett, Barrie, and the Emergence of Children’s Theatre

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter traces how Frances Hodgson Burnett and J. M. Barrie both participated in and resisted the creation of the emerging subgenre of children’s theatre. On the one hand, Little Lord Fauntleroy ... More


Poor Peter

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan. It credits Barrie with discovering the third reason why it is necessary to weigh an infant as soon as possible, aside from weight providing medical ... More


J. M. Barrie’s Eternal Narcissist: Peter Pan

Richard Locke

in Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter discusses J. M. Barrie's Peter Pan (1904). The literary and biographical origin of Peter Pan is Barrie's memoir of his mother, Margaret Ogilvy (1896), where he narrates his mother's ... More


Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan

James Bohn

in Music in Disney's Animated Features: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs to The Jungle Book

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781496812148
eISBN:
9781496812186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496812148.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Alice in Wonderland and Peter Pan both originate from beloved British children’s literature. Both stories involve child protagonists that travel to a world of their imagination. Both films were ... More


Cuba’s Monumental Children: Operation Peter Pan and the Intimacies of Foreign Policy

Karen Dubinsky

in Cuba in a Global Context: International Relations, Internationalism, and Transnationalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780813049106
eISBN:
9780813046709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813049106.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

Between January 1961 and October 1962, over 14,000 Cuban children under the age of 16, unaccompanied by their parents, departed Cuba for Miami. “Operation Peter Pan” was a clandestine scheme ... More


Introduction: “Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast”

Marah Gubar

in Artful Dodgers: Reconceiving the Golden Age of Children's Literature

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780195336252
eISBN:
9780199868490
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195336252.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This introduction proposes that Golden Age children’s authors and members of the cult of the child were at best ambivalent and often hostile to the growing cultural pressure to conceive of children ... More


Three Case Histories: Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz

Kenneth B. Kidd

in Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter focuses on the psychoanalytic interpretation of and popular case writing around the Golden Age classics Alice, Peter Pan, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Case writing on children’s ... More


How Peter Pan Lost Its Groove

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter examines how the Peter Pan brand of peanut butter lost its market dominance. Through the years, Peter Pan has generally recieved favorable reviews from consumer publications such as ... More


Fantasies of Flight

Daniel M. Ogilvie

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

Fantasies of Flight invigorates the field of personality psychology by challenging the contemporary academic view that individuals are best studied as carriers of traits. The book ... More


J. M. Barrie’s Gothic: Ghosts, Fairy Tales and Lost Children

Sarah Dunnigan

in Scottish Gothic: An Edinburgh Companion

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781474408196
eISBN:
9781474434508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474408196.003.0012
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

In his obituary of J. M. Barrie, George Bernard Shaw called his plays ‘terrifying’. Although Peter Pan (first performed in 1904) had long become a cherished children’s fantasy and a staple of ... More


Serious Screen Fare, but Flying High on Stage

Andy Propst

in They Made Us Happy: Betty Comden & Adolph Green's Musicals & Movies

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
March 2019
ISBN:
9780190630935
eISBN:
9780190630966
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190630935.003.0009
Subject:
Music, Popular

After a false start on one project for MGM (which did ultimately resurface for them a few years later), Comden and Green discovered that Gene Kelly loved an idea they had had for a follow-up to the ... More


Sibling Loss

Leonore Davidoff

in Thicker than Water: Siblings and their Relations, 1780-1920

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199546480
eISBN:
9780191730993
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199546480.003.0013
Subject:
History, Social History, Family History

The death of a brother or sister affects the survivors throughout life. Psychoanalysts have focused on ‘the replacement child’ born after the death of a sibling. Parents become overly protective or ... More


Critical Children: The Use of Childhood in Ten Great Novels

Richard Locke

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231157834
eISBN:
9780231527996
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231157834.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book analyzes ten books in which children feature as critical characters and assesses the ways the children in these novels have been used to explore and evade large social, psychological and ... More


Peter Pan: “Improved by Hydrogenation”

Jon Krampner

in Creamy and Crunchy: An Informal History of Peanut Butter, the All-American Food

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231162333
eISBN:
9780231530934
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231162333.003.0004
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter charts the history of the Peter Pan brand of peanut butter and the hydrogenation process. The 1920s saw progress in the peanut butter industry with the introduction of hydrogenation. ... More


Introduction

Deborah Shnookal

in Operation Pedro Pan and the Exodus of Cuba's Children

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781683401551
eISBN:
9781683402220
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9781683401551.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

The story of Operation Pedro Pan (or Operation Peter Pan) and the Cuban Children’s Program remains a highly contested one, still regarded in Miami as an urgent humanitarian “rescue” mission while in ... More


Outside Opinions

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

The image of Peter Pan pounding on the window trying to get his mother's attention as her arms are wrapped around another child and Barrie's account of his childhood project of begging Margaret to ... More


The Street, 1954

Ethan Mordden

in Coming up Roses: The Broadway Musical in the 1950s

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195140583
eISBN:
9780199848867
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195140583.003.0006
Subject:
Music, Popular

The fifties musical was in its vigor and maturity, and getting newer all the time. We see this particularly in its treatment of old subjects, in effect reinventing them. For instance, Jerome Robbins, ... More


He Played until His Mother Looked Happy

Daniel M. Ogilvie

in Fantasies of Flight

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195157468
eISBN:
9780199894024
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195157468.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter focuses on J. M. Barrie's childhood. Jamie Barrie was born in 1860 in a small cottage in Kirriemuir, Scotland. For his first three years, Jamie was the youngest of seven living children. ... More


Freud in Oz: At the Intersections of Psychoanalysis and Children's Literature

Kenneth B. Kidd

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675821
eISBN:
9781452947709
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675821.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Children’s literature has spent decades on the psychiatrist’s couch, submitting to psychoanalysis by scores of scholars and popular writers alike. This book turns the tables, suggesting that ... More


Small-Screen Singalongs: Television’s Infancy and the Cultural Cachet of the Great White Way

Kelly Kessler

in Broadway in the Box: Television's Lasting Love Affair with the Musical

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
August 2020
ISBN:
9780190674014
eISBN:
9780190674052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190674014.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

As the television industry struggled to establish its identity in the late 1940s, it looked across town to Broadway and Tin Pan Alley and embraced the deep-rooted, highly lucrative, popular musical ... More


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