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Punch's review for the 1st 1905/06 revival of "Pet

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Years ago I was lucky enough to buy a complete run of Punch, from the very first issue in 1842 right up to 1958. I was glancing through the bound volume for 1906 when I spotted this full page review for the first 1905/06 revival of "Peter Pan, written by "O.S." which I take to have been Owen Seaman, who was a friend of JMB's, a member of the Allahakbarries, and editor of Punch from 1906 to 1932.

I can't say I agree with him, particularly his dislike of sentiment oscillating with humour, but let me not bias the opinion of others. Interesting that O.S.'s favourite line - "a cry of the heart the most appealing in all of the play - Peter Pan's "Come away, Tink: we don't want any silly mothers." I can't find that line in any of the surviving versions of the play ...


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