History Literature / PeterPan

21st Apr '18 11:23:37 AM Jeduthun
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* ActingForTwo: Traditionally, Captain Hook and Mr. Darling are played by the same actor. This has been [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory subject to some analysis]], but [[OckhamsRazor the simplest explanation]] is probably that the characters share no stage time and it would be a waste to have a good actor sitting around backstage that long.

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* ActingForTwo: Traditionally, Captain Hook and Mr. Darling are played by the same actor. This has been [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory subject to some analysis]], but [[OckhamsRazor the simplest explanation]] is probably that the characters share no stage time and it would be a waste to have a good actor sitting around backstage that long.
21st Apr '18 11:23:19 AM Jeduthun
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* ActingForTwo: Traditionally, Captain Hook and Mr. Darling are played by the same actor. This has been [[EveryoneIsJesusInPurgatory subject to some analysis]], but [[OckhamsRazor the simplest explanation]] is probably that the characters share no stage time and it would be a waste to have a good actor sitting around backstage that long.



%% * ClingyJealousGirl: Tinker Bell.

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%% * ClingyJealousGirl: Tinker Bell.Bell is very jealous of anyone else getting Peter's attention, even to the point of attempting to have Wendy ''murdered''.



%% * TheCrocIsTicking: {{Trope Namer|s}}.

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%% * TheCrocIsTicking: The {{Trope Namer|s}}.Namer|s}} is the crocodile who swallowed an alarm clock.



%% * HookHand: Take a wild guess.

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%% * HookHand: Take Guess who? Captain James Hook certainly turned out to have an ironic name when he got a wild guess.prosthetic hook to replace his hand.



%% * NeverGrewUp: TropeNamer.

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%% * NeverGrewUp: The point of Never Land is that all the children who live there never have to grow up, like Peter himself, making this the TropeNamer.



%% * TeamMom: Wendy.

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%% * TeamMom: Wendy.Wendy is literally treated as the mother by all the Lost Boys.
12th Mar '18 11:54:07 AM Ferot_Dreadnaught
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* GenerationXerox: Wendy's daughter, Jane, sees Peter weeping on the nursery floor and addresses him with the words, "Boy, why are you crying?" They proceed to go through dialogue highly reminiscent of Wendy's with Peter. This might be justified in that Jane has often heard the stories of Peter Pan from her mother and is implied to be rather GenreSavvy. Note that she also shares some traits with her uncle Michael, complaining "I won't go to bed!" in the same way he complains about being bathed at the beginning of the play and book.

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* GenerationXerox: Wendy's daughter, Jane, sees Peter weeping on the nursery floor and addresses him with the words, "Boy, why are you crying?" They proceed to go through dialogue highly reminiscent of Wendy's with Peter. This might be justified in that Jane has often heard the stories of Peter Pan from her mother and is implied to be rather GenreSavvy.mother. Note that she also shares some traits with her uncle Michael, complaining "I won't go to bed!" in the same way he complains about being bathed at the beginning of the play and book.
11th Mar '18 2:23:55 PM mlsmithca
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* CrosscastRole:
** In just about any theatrical or film version, Peter is played by a woman. On film, the only exceptions are the [[Disney/PeterPan Disney version]], which has Peter voiced by Bobby Driscoll, and [[Film/PeterPan the 2003 version]] with Jeremy Sumpter. Meanwhile, the only male to have played Peter Pan on Broadway is Jack Noseworthy, who was an understudy in ''Jerome Robbins' Broadway'', a musical revue of highlights of choreographer Jerome Robbins' work, which included the Mary Martin Broadway version.

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* CrosscastRole:
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CrosscastRole: In just about any theatrical or film version, Peter is played by a woman. On film, the only exceptions are the [[Disney/PeterPan Disney version]], which has Peter voiced by Bobby Driscoll, and [[Film/PeterPan the 2003 version]] with Jeremy Sumpter. Meanwhile, the only male to have played Peter Pan on Broadway is Jack Noseworthy, who was an understudy in ''Jerome Robbins' Broadway'', a musical revue of highlights of choreographer Jerome Robbins' work, which included the Mary Martin Broadway version.






* AudienceParticipation: The clapping to save Tinker Bell in the stage version.
** Such a famous example that it extends even to the book sometimes--people reading it aloud to little kids encourage them to clap at the same point in the story. The main character's younger sister and her mother are shown doing this in the movie ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}''

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* AudienceParticipation: The clapping to save Tinker Bell in the stage version.
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version. Such a famous example that it extends even to the book sometimes--people reading it aloud to little kids encourage them to clap at the same point in the story. The main character's younger sister and her mother are shown doing this in the movie ''Film/{{ET|The Extraterrestrial}}''



* {{Yandere}}: Sweet, sweet Tinkerbell....wants to kill Wendy for clinging to Peter Pan.
** Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in that Tink is a fairy, and thus too small to experience more than one emotion at a time. She's either a perfect angel or an utter demon, and when she's jealous, well...

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* {{Yandere}}: Sweet, sweet Tinkerbell....wants to kill Wendy for clinging to Peter Pan.
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Pan. Somewhat {{justified|Trope}} in that Tink is a fairy, and thus too small to experience more than one emotion at a time. She's either a perfect angel or an utter demon, and when she's jealous, well...
28th Dec '17 2:21:45 PM nombretomado
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Between licensing by Great Ormond Street Hospital (who still holds certain rights in the UK) and the expiration of copyright in most of the world, there are clashing Sequel and {{Prequel}} books and films. In addition to the 1953 Disney film and a 2002 sequel, there was a 41 episode {{anime}} adaption as part of the Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater series in 1989, the 1990 animated series on the first season of FoxKids, Steven Spielberg's ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (1991), a sequel that posits what would have happened had Peter eventually decided to grow up, and a 2003 live-action adaptation. See also ''Film/FindingNeverland'' (2004), a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory drama about Barrie's conception and initial production of the play.

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Between licensing by Great Ormond Street Hospital (who still holds certain rights in the UK) and the expiration of copyright in most of the world, there are clashing Sequel and {{Prequel}} books and films. In addition to the 1953 Disney film and a 2002 sequel, there was a 41 episode {{anime}} adaption as part of the Anime/WorldMasterpieceTheater series in 1989, the 1990 animated series on the first season of FoxKids, Creator/FoxKids, Steven Spielberg's ''Film/{{Hook}}'' (1991), a sequel that posits what would have happened had Peter eventually decided to grow up, and a 2003 live-action adaptation. See also ''Film/FindingNeverland'' (2004), a VeryLooselyBasedOnATrueStory drama about Barrie's conception and initial production of the play.
17th Nov '17 11:56:44 AM Twoeyesshort
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* LiteralDisarming: {{Inverted|Trope}}. At some point prior to the events of the book, Peter and Captain Hook dueled and Peter cut off Hook's right hand, throwing it to a crocodile. [[MeaningfulName Hook]] made the most of this situation and [[HookHand weaponized his missing member.]]
3rd Nov '17 10:06:38 PM Vox
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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Well, they do quite a few things within the story, but no actual piracy.

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* ThePiratesWhoDontDoAnything: Well, they do quite a few things within the story, but no actual piracy. This may be a JustifiedTrope because there is a reason: Hook has no intention of leaving Neverland and resuming regular piracy until he kills Peter Pan.
4th Sep '17 12:37:24 AM Luppercus
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* VillainExclusivityClause: Captain Hook is the main villain in all adaptations [[spoiler:and the official sequel]].
27th Jun '17 6:33:31 PM name_already_chosen
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* SympatheticVillain: The novel PeterAndWendy states that Captain Hook and his crew had been successful pirates until Peter Pan decided it would be fun to fight some pirates, [[YouCantGoHomeAgain drawing them to Neverland and then trapping them]]. The novel suggests that Captain Hook believes he will never be able to escape Neverland or his life as the DesignatedVillain of Peter Pan's adventures until he kills Peter Pan, providing him with a sympathetic motivation for his hatred.
27th Jun '17 6:12:57 PM name_already_chosen
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The [[Theatre/PeterPan original play]] is fairly [[{{Disneyfication}} Child-Friendly]]: Captain Hook is a [[BigHam blustering]] [[HarmlessVillain comic villain]], the violence is usually [[ThePratfall a pratfall]] or similar form of {{Slapstick}}, and death is treated more like a time-out (in the famous 1954 version with Mary Martin, every pirate Hook kills lies dead on the floor for a few minutes, then gets up again and joins in the pirate crowd scenes without comment). In contrast, the [[Literature/PeterAndWendy book version]] later written by Sir James M. Barrie is a [[Satire sly]] {{Deconstruction}} of the [[ChildrenAreInnocent Victorian notion of the sacred innocence]] of [[ChildrenAreCruel children]], full of ParentalBonus [[BlackComedy dark humor]] and subtle GallowsHumor; Barrie was a master satirist for his time, though few of his satires are remembered today.

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The [[Theatre/PeterPan original play]] is fairly [[{{Disneyfication}} Child-Friendly]]: Captain Hook is a [[BigHam blustering]] [[HarmlessVillain comic villain]], the violence is usually [[ThePratfall a pratfall]] or similar form of {{Slapstick}}, and death is treated more like a time-out (in the famous 1954 version with Mary Martin, every pirate Hook kills lies dead on the floor for a few minutes, then gets up again and joins in the pirate crowd scenes without comment). In contrast, the [[Literature/PeterAndWendy book version]] later written by Sir James M. Barrie is a [[Satire [[{{Satire}} sly]] {{Deconstruction}} of the [[ChildrenAreInnocent Victorian notion of the sacred innocence]] of [[ChildrenAreCruel children]], full of ParentalBonus [[BlackComedy dark humor]] and subtle GallowsHumor; Barrie was a master satirist for his time, though few of his satires are remembered today.
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