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Barrie, James Matthew, Sir

Born: 1860 AD
Died: 1937 AD
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.