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Dear Brutus
J.M. Barrie
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Dear Brutus

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Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, was a Scottish author and dramatist whose works have enjoyed frequent revivals in film and on stage. The 1917 production of his play, "Dear Brutus", was one in a long string of successes for Barrie. The play, set in the manor of a mysterious man called Lob, takes a group of ordinary men and ...more
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Published May 19th 2011 by Neeland Media LLC (first published 1918)
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Ebster Davis
This is a play about second chances and how useless they are.

A group of middle aged couples are given a chance to re-write their lives when they are invited to 'the wood' a magical place that appears once a year (on midsummer eve) in this one guy's backyard.

Most storis along this line of thinking deal with how life's choices change our character, or rather how our character is defined by the choices we make, and that is what I was expecting from this story. (Thinking in partucular of a lot of t
My evaluation of this play is probably permanently clouded by the fog of reminiscence. I played a part in this play when I was a senior in high school. It would be interesting to see the rest of the cast now, and ask if they'd be any different if allowed to enter that magic wood again.
Anna Rakitianskaia
The author of Peter Pan has a misanthropic opinion on humanity. Why am I not surprised? Indeed, there's more of consequence to life than of conscious decision. Our lives form around the people that we meet, carrying our selves through right to the very end. How much power do we actually have over fate, agreeing that there is no fate, unless you call fate the consequences and reactions that you cause, often unknowingly, at best half-knowingly? Barrie says that the brave ones have a choice, but he ...more
Hmm. I felt like this should have been better than it was. But I felt that about The Admirable Crichton too. Great premise, poor execution. Not awful, but by no means brilliant.
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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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