A Well-Remembered Voice
Other Plays by James M. Barrie
Barrie, James M., aka Sir James Matthew Barrie, aka James Matthew Barrie, Scottish novelist, short story writer, and playwright, 1860-1937), “A Well-Remembered Voice,”
a supernatural drama in English, set in an English home, pre-1920,
(+ bit extras)
© 1918 by James Matthew Barrie, probably in public domain;
• in Echoes of the War (New York: publisher unknown, 1918);
• also, in James Matthew Barrie’s The Works of J. M. Barrie, Peter Pan edition, 18 volumes [New York, C. Scribner’s sons, 1929-41], LCCN 29-23348;
• also, in James Matthew Barrie’s The Plays of J. M. Barrie; in One Volume (New York: Charles Scribner’s Sons, 1914, 1928), LCCN 29002144, 871 pp., containing Peter Pan, or, The Boy Who Would NotGrow Up [5 acts, 20m4f], Quality Street [4 acts, 6m9f], The Admirable Crichton [4 acts, 5m6f + extras], Alice-Sit-by-the-Fire [3 acts, 3m5f], What Every Woman Knows [4 acts, 6m3f], A Kiss for Cinderella [3 acts, 12m9f], Dear Brutus [3 acts, 5m7f], Mary Rose [3 acts, 5m3f], “Pantaloon” [1 act, 3m1f], “Half an Hour” [1 act, 5m3f], “Seven Women” [1 act, 2m2f], “Old Friends” [1 act, 2m2f], “Rosalind” [1 act, 1m2f], “The Will” [1 act, 5m1f], “The Twelve-Pound Look” [1 act, 2m2f], “The New Word” [1 act, 2m2f], “A Well-Remembered Voice” [1 act, 4m2f], “Barbara’s Wedding” [1 act, 4m2f], “The Old Lady Shows Her Medals” [1 act, 2m4f], “Shall We Join the Ladies?” [1 act, 8m8f];
• also, in James Matthew Barrie’s The Plays of J. M. Barrie . . . , edited by Albert Edward Wilson (1885-____) (London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1942), LCCN 43-5728.
• Cited in Play Index 1973-1977: An Index to 3,848 Plays, edited by Estelle A. Fidell (New York: The H. W. Wilson Company, 1978), ISSN 0554-3037, LCCN 64-1054, p. 20.
• Reminiscent of Robert Kasper’s “Echo,” 2m2f.
• “Born in the small weaving town of Kirriemuir, Scotland in 1860, he is most remembered for the creation of "Peter Pan" and the world of “Never Land.” The story of 'Peter Pan' began with a book called The Little White Bird, published in 1902. The character, Peter, was introduced as a baby, and he was later developed into the play Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up. The play premiered in 1904, and productions and adaptations of Peter Pan are still common, including Steven Spielberg's movie, Hook (1991). He became a baron in 1913 and received the British Order of Merit in 1922. He was extremely concerned about his small stature (5 feet) and always seemed more comfortable in the company of children, which inspired his writing. He married actress Mary Ansell in 1894 but they divorced in 1910 with no children. Later, Barrie adopted the five orphaned sons of neighbors in Kensington London. He claimed that the character of 'Peter Pan' was based on a composite picture of these five boys. One of the boys was killed in WW1 and another drowned in 1921, a tragedy from which he never fully recovered. In 1929, he gave the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London all the rights and royalties to Peter Pan in both the play and his books. That hospital still benefits from this endowment. At the time of his death in 1937 he was Chancellor of Edinburgh University.”—James Matthew Barrie (1860 - 1937) - Find A Grave Memorial, http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=8334772, accessed June 30, 2008.
death, family, father-son relationship, mother-son relationship, spiritualism, spousal relationship, supernatural, voice, World War I.