Further Readings, Activities, and Bibliography


I. Further Reading and Activities

a. Online Activities

b. Further Reading

II. Bibliography

a. J.M. Barrie Biography and Great Ormond Street Hospital

b. Edwardian Times

c. Production and Pantomime History

d. Puppet Theatre

e. Neverland Residents

f. Pirates


Further Reading and Activities

Online Activities:

Create Hand Shadow Puppets: http://www.shadow-puppets.com/

Learn a Fun Pirate Song from Portside Pirates: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qAngsMJD3I


Further Reading:

Boy Castaways by J.M. Barrie. Read Online! http://beinecke.library.yale.edu/digitallibrary/castaways.html

“Captain Hook at Eton” speech by J.M. Barrie. Access Online from             http://kjbishop.net/2011/11/25/captain-hook-at-eton.html

Peter Pan by J.M. Barrie. Read Online!  http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0300081h.html

Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens by J.M. Barrie. Read Online! http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1332

Bluebell in Fairyland by Seymour Hicks. More Information:             http://www.guidetomusicaltheatre.com/shows_b/bluebellinfairyland.html

Treasure Island by Robert Louis Stevenson. Read Online! http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/120

Other Relatable Readings:

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Read Online! http://www.online-literature.com/carroll/alice/

Haroun and the Sea of Stories by Salman Rushdie. More Information (and mention of J.M. Barrie) at http://www.nytimes.com/books/99/04/18/specials/rushdie-haroun.html

Throughout the dramaturgy team’s research, we have done our best to take note of all sources. However thorough we are, this list is not extensive. If a source is found in the website that is not listed here, or if any other relevant readings or activities exist that you would like to share, please contact Erica and she will update this page accordingly. Thank you!


J.M. Barrie Biography and Great Ormond Street Hospital

Chaney, Lisa. Hide-and-Seek with Angels. New York: St. Martin’s Press, 2005.

Dunbar, Janet. J.M. Barrie: The Man Behind the Image. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1970.

De Poortere, Christine. “J.M. Barrie’s Legacy: Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.” Tatar 375-380

Peter Pan and Great Ormond Street Hospital.” <http://www.gosh.org/gen/peterpan/>

Tatar, Maria. The Annotated Peter Pan. U.S.A.: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

Edwardian Times

The 1870 Education Act. http://www.parliament.uk/about/living-            heritage/transformingsociety/livinglearning/school/overview/1870educationact/

Gavin, Adrienne E. and Andrew F. Humphries. “Worlds Enough and Time: The Cult of Childhood in Edwardian Fiction.” Gavin and Humphries 1-20.

Gavin, Adrienne E. and Andrew F. Humphries, eds. Childhood in Edwardian Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Griswold, Jerry. Feeling Like a Kid: Childhood and Children’s Literature. Baltimore: The Johns   Hopkins University Press, 2006.

Heath, Michelle Beissel. “Playing at House and Playing at Home: The Domestic Discourse of Games in Edwardian Fictions of Childhood.” Gavin and Humphries 89-102.

Holbek, Bengt. “Hans Christian Andersen’s Use of Folktales.” A Companion to the Fairy Tale. Ed. Hilda Ellis Davidson and Anna Chaudhri. Cambridge: D.S. Brewer, 2003.

McGavock, Karen L. “Cult or Cull?: Peter Pan and Childhood in the Edwardian Age.” Gavin and Humphries 37-52.

Roth, Christine. “Babes in Boy-Land: J.M Barrie and the Edwardian Girl.” White and Tarr 47- 67.


Production and Pantomime History

Allen, Norman. “Peter Pan Turns 100.” <http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/peter-pan.html?c=y&page=1>

Martin, Cathlena and Laurie Taylor. “Playing in Neverland: Peter Pan Video Game Revisions.” White and Tarr 173-193.

“Peter Pan in Scarlet.” Great Ormond Street Hospital Website. <http://www.gosh.org/gen/peterpan/history/peter-pan-in-scarlet/>

Stevens-Garmon. “Peter Pan: over 100 years of the boy who wouldn’t grow up.”             <http://mcnyblog.org/2012/08/21/peter-pan-over-100-years-of-the-boy-who-wouldnt-grow-up/>

Tatar, Maria. The Annotated Peter Pan. U.S.A.: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

White, Donna R. and C. Anita Tarr, Eds. J.M. Barrie’s Peter Pan in and Out of Time: A Children’s Classic at 100. U.S.A.: Scarecrow Press, 2006.


Puppet Theatre

Adachi, Barbara C. Backstage at Bunraku: a behind-the-scenes look at Japan’s traditional puppet theatre. New York: Weatherhill, 1985.

Bowers, Faubion. Japanese Theatre. 1952. New York: Hill and Wang, 1959.

Leach, Robert. The Punch and Judy Show: History, Tradition, and Meaning. London: Batsford Academic and Educational, 1985.

McCormick, John and Bennie Pratasik. Popular Puppet Theatre in Europe, 1800-1914. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998.

Myrsiades, Linda S. and Kostas Myrsiades. Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theater. University Press of Kentucky, 1992.

Speaight, George. The History of the English Puppet Theatre. Britain: George G. Harrap and Co., 1955.

Wheeler, Zech. “Theater Students Study Folklore, Design Play with Shadow Puppets.” The Joplin Globe. 2 November 2012. http://www.joplinglobe.com/lifestyles/x1501146452/Theater-students-study-folklore-design-play-with-shadow-puppets





Neverland Residents

Lass, Abraham H., David Kiremidjian, and Ruth M. Goldstein. The Woodsworth Dictionary of Classical & Literary Allusion. 1987. Hertfordshire: Woodsworth Reference, 1994.

Matthews, John and Caitín Matthews. The Element Encyclopedia of Magical Creatures. India: HarperCollins, 2004.

Rose, Carol. Spirits, Fairies, Leprechauns, and Goblins: An Encyclopedia. U.S.A.: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.

Tresidder, Jack, ed. The Complete Dictionary of Symbols. San Francisco: Chronicle Books, 2005.



Breverton, Terry. The Pirate Dictionary. Canada: Pelican Publishing, 2004.

Johnson, Captain Charles. A General History of the Robberies & Murders of the Most Notorious Pirates. Intro. by David Cordingly. U.S.A.: Maritime Press, 1998.

Tatar, Maria. The Annotated Peter Pan. U.S.A.: W.W. Norton & Company, 2011.

“Pirate Slang.” The Way of Pirates. http://www.thewayofthepirates.com/pirate-life/pirate-slang.php


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