The Resource The admirable Crichton : a comedy, J.M. Barrie, (electronic resource)

The admirable Crichton : a comedy, J.M. Barrie, (electronic resource)

Label
The admirable Crichton : a comedy
Title
The admirable Crichton
Title remainder
a comedy
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Barrie
Title variation
Plays of J.M. Barrie
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Sir James Matthew Barrie (1860-1937), best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan, was a Scottish author and dramatist whose works have enjoyed frequent revivals in film and on stage. One of his most penetrating and socially critical plays was "The Admirable Crichton", which first appeared in 1902 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. The comical play deals with questions of social hierarchy, and sheds light on a society where rank is established by birth, not by intelligence or ability. Crichton, the main character, is a respectful butler in the house of Lord Loam, quite content with his station in life. However, when he and a group of British aristocrats become stranded on a desert island, a startling role reversal takes place. Less shocking now than to the theatre-going public of 1902, the themes of natural selection and a flawed class-system in "The Admirable Crichton" are still very relevant today
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1860-1937
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Barrie, J. M.
Dewey number
822.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • English drama (Comedy)
  • Satire, English
  • Survival
  • Role reversal
  • Class consciousness
  • Social conflict
  • Islands
  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
The admirable Crichton : a comedy, J.M. Barrie, (electronic resource)
Link
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420939712
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11907728
Publisher number
MWT11907728
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The admirable Crichton : a comedy, J.M. Barrie, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781420939712
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
11907728
Publisher number
MWT11907728
Specific material designation
remote
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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