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J. M. Barrie’s Peter Pan is steeped in a complex history of publication, revision, and performance. In print, Peter was first introduced to the world in key chapters from The Little White Bird (1902), which were later reprinted as Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens (1906). The novel Peter and Wendy followed in 1911. However, these publications were bookended by various versions of Barrie’s play, Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Would Not Grow Up, beginning in 1904, when it premiered as the Christmas entertainment at the Duke of York’s Theatre, with the final text not produced until 1928.

Peter Pan continues to have as lively a life beyond the original texts as on stage, where performances continue to this day: multiple screen adaptations include Peter ...

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