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The Twelve-Pound Look and Other Plays

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Contains: The Twelve-Pound Look Pantaloon Rosalind The Will J. M. Barrie (1860-1937) - in full Sir James Matthew, Baronet Barrie - was a Scottish journalist, playwright, and children's book writer. Barrie became world famous with his play and story about Peter Pan (1904), the boy who lived in Never Land, had a war with Captain Hook, and would not grow up.
Paperback, 192 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Fredonia Books (NL) (first published 1942)
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Lexie Owen
When we hear the name J.M. Barrie, "Peter Pan" immediately comes to mind. It turns out, he has many more equally entertaining works to his credit. "The Twelve-Pound Look" examines a serious topic in a comical way. Even the stage directions are hilarious to read. I admire his use of sarcasm and wit to make a strong and relevant point.
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Jul 09, 2013 Gina rated it 4 of 5 stars
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Delightful play in which I had the good fortune to perform in as Kate, the liberated typist! Quite ahead of its time - Barrie writes a funny and witty homage to the forward thinking female!!
Maggie
I really liked The Twelve-Pound Look and almost chose it for my senior capstone project, but ended up going in a different direction. Maybe someday..
Joslins
A very interesting play that hints that money can't buy everything.
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Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 – 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.

The child of a family of small-town weavers, he was educated in Scotland. He moved to London, where he developed a career as a novelist and playwright. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys who inspired him in writing about a baby boy who has
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