|Title:||A Kiss For Cinderella|
|Author:||Barrie, James Matthew|
|Publisher:||Charles Scribner's Sons|
|Tags:||drama, fantasy, fiction|
|Description:||Set during World War II, this clever and funny play is an adaptation of the Cinderella story. A young maid allows herself to be called Cinderella and then she sort of takes on the story and traits of the fairy tale character. Four little girls she rescues help her imagine her life as the princess, and it is almost as if she is mentally unstable because of her beliefs. Indeed, she does appear in a kind of hospital in the third act, and the reader is left to guess whether or not the first two acts actually happened. However, the important thing is that she does not die and the policeman proposes with a pair of glass slippers for the small feet that are the height of perfection. [Suggest a different description.]|
Author Bio for Barrie, James Matthew
Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860—19 June 1937) was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland but moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens (included in The Little White Bird), then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.
Although he continued to write successfully, Peter Pan overshadowed his other work, and is credited with popularising the name Wendy. Barrie unofficially adopted the Davies boys following the deaths of their parents. Barrie was made a baronet by George V on 14 June 1913, and a member of the Order of Merit in the 1922 New Year Honours. Before his death, he gave the rights to the Peter Pan works to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children in London, which continues to benefit from them.
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