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Barrie, James Matthew, Sir (J. M. Barrie)

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Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1937 AD, at 77 years of age.

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Authors, Dramatist, Novelists

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Scottish dramatist and novelist

 

1860 - Born on the 9th of May in Kirriemuir, Angus Scotland.

 

Received his formal education at the Glasgow Academy and the University of Edinburgh.

 

Became a journalist in Nottingham, then London, and turned to writing novels and subsequently plays.

 

1891 - Wrote Ibsen's Ghost, a parody of Henrik Ibsen's drama Ghosts.

 

1901-1908 - Wrote for the theatre including Quality Street, What Every Woman Knows (1908), and The Admirable Crichton (1902).

 

1909-1911 - Involved in attempts to challenge the censorship of the Lord Chamberlain over play production in London.

 

1924 - He specified that the copyright of the play should go to Great Ormond Street Hospital in London.

 

1937 - Sir James Matthew Barrie died 19th of June.

 

 

 


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