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

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

Nationality: Scottish
Categories: Authors, Dramatist, Novelists


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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