Barrie, Sir James M.


Barrie, Sir James M.
(1860-1937)
   Although born in Scotland and associated with the London theatre, Barrie wrote plays that joined the standard American repertoire, several of them becoming vehicles for the beloved Maude Adams. Among his most popular plays on the American stage were The Little Minister (1897), Quality Street (1902), The Admirable Crichton (1902), Peter Pan (1904), and What Every Woman Knows (1908).

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  • Barrie, Sir James (Matthew) — born May 9, 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Scot. died June 19, 1937, London, Eng. Scottish playwright and novelist. After moving to London, he wrote Auld Licht Idylls (1888), a book about his native Scotland. His best selling novel The Little Minister… …   Universalium

  • Barrie, Sir James (Matthew) — (9 may. 1860, Kirriemuir, Angus, Escocia–19 jun. 1937, Londres, Inglaterra). Dramaturgo y novelista escocés. Después de mudarse a Londres escribió Auld Licht Idylls (1888), un libro sobre su Escocia natal. Su novela más vendida El pequeño… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Sir James Matthew Barrie — noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860 1937) • Syn: ↑Barrie, ↑James Barrie, ↑J. M. Barrie, ↑James Matthew Barrie • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • James — James, Henry James, Henry James, William * * * (as used in expressions) Agee, James Anderson, (James) Maxwell Audubon, John James Baldwin, James (Arthur) Balfour (de Whittingehame), Arthur James, 1 conde Ballard, J(ames) G(raham) Barrie, Sir… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Barrie — (sir James Matthew) (1860 1937) écrivain écossais: l Admirable Crichton (comédie, 1903), Peter Pan (conte féerique, 1904) …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • sir — /serr/, n. 1. a respectful or formal term of address used to a man: No, sir. 2. (cap.) the distinctive title of a knight or baronet: Sir Walter Scott. 3. (cap.) a title of respect for some notable personage of ancient times: Sir Pandarus of Troy …   Universalium

  • James — /jaymz/, n. 1. Also called James the Great. one of the 12 apostles, the son of Zebedee and brother of the apostle John. Matt. 4:21. 2. the person identified in Gal. 1:19 as a brother of Jesus: probably the author of the Epistle of St. James. 3.… …   Universalium

  • sir — (Voz inglesa.) ► sustantivo masculino Tratamiento honorífico empleado por los británicos. * * * sir (ingl.; pronunc. [ser]) m. *Tratamiento de respeto usado en Inglaterra delante de un nombre de hombre o para dirigirse a la persona de que se… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Barrie — noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860 1937) • Syn: ↑James Barrie, ↑J. M. Barrie, ↑James Matthew Barrie, ↑Sir James Matthew Barrie • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary

  • James Barrie — noun Scottish dramatist and novelist; created Peter Pan (1860 1937) • Syn: ↑Barrie, ↑J. M. Barrie, ↑James Matthew Barrie, ↑Sir James Matthew Barrie • Instance Hypernyms: ↑dramatist, ↑playwright …   Useful english dictionary


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