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Peter Pan: the 1907 American version

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I found this version of "Peter Pan" in the vaults at Paramount Studios back in 1981 when I managed to persuade them to let me write a script in which Barrie was one of the characters - who becomes Captain Hook. My script got shelved when Steven Spielberg announced he wanted to make his own version, aka "Hook"... but that's another story.

In the musty script archives deep in the bowels of Melrose Avenue I came across this draft, along with the script for the 1924 Paramount silent picture. It had a file card dating it as 1907, and would appear to be pretty much the version acted by Maude Adams in 1905/07and subsequently in 1912 and 1915. It is of course different in many respects from the 1928 published version of the play, and contains a fairly comprehensive lighting plot.


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