Maria Tatar

discusses

The Annotated Peter Pan

in conversation with GREGORY MAGUIRE

$5 tickets are on sale now

Date

Oct
12
Wednesday
October 12, 2011
6:00 PM

Location

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Tickets

$5.00 - On Sale Now

Harvard Book Store is excited to welcome chair of Harvard's Program in Folklore and Mythology MARIA TATAR as she discusses her new annotated edition of J.M. Barrie's classic of children's literature, Peter Pan, in conversation with bestselling author GREGORY MAGUIRE.

One hundred years after J. M. Barrie published the novel Peter and Wendy, Maria Tatar revisits a story that, like Alice in Wonderland, bridges the generations, animating both adults and children with its kinetic energy. The adventures of the Darling children with Peter Pan and Tinkerbell in Neverland are the seminal tale of escape and fantasy. Inspired by Barrie's real-life adventures with the five Llewelyn Davies boys he adopted, the story of Peter Pan has a deep and controversial history of its own that comes alive in Tatar's new edition. This brilliantly designed volume—with period photographs, full-color images by iconic illustrators, commentary on stage and screen versions, and an array of supplementary material, including Barrie's screenplay for a silent film—will draw readers into worlds of incandescent beauty, flooding them with the radiance of childhood wonder and the poignancy of what we lose when we grow up.

Gregory Maguire
Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire

Gregory Maguire received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature from Tufts University. His work as a consultant in creative writing for children has taken him to speaking engagements across the United States and abroad. He is a founder and codirector of Children's Literature New England, Incorporated, a non-profit educational charity established in 1987. He is the author of the novels Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister, and many other novels for adults and children. Mr. Maguire is also a contributor to Am I Blue?: Coming Out From the Silence, a collection of short stories for gay and lesbian teenagers.

Maria Tatar
Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar

Maria Tatar is the John L. Loeb Professor of Folklore and Mythology and Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University. She is the author of many acclaimed books, as well as the editor and translator of The Annotated Hans Christian AndersenThe Annotated Brothers GrimmThe Classic Fairy Tales: A Norton Critical EditionThe Grimm Reader, and The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales. She is also the co-editor with Henry Louis Gates Jr. of The Annotated African American Folktales. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Photo credit: Sanford Kreisberg

Online ticket sales for this event have ended. Tickets can still be purchased at Harvard Book Store and by phone at 617-661-1515. Tickets purchased online can be picked up when the doors open at the Brattle Theatre, at approximately 5:30pm on Wed., October 12.

Brattle Theatre
40 Brattle St., Cambridge, MA 02138

Walking from the Harvard Square T station: 10 minutes

As you exit the station, cross Mass. Ave. and proceed along Brattle St. Follow Brattle St. as it curves to the right in Brattle Square (follow the sidewalk on the right side of the street). The Brattle will be on the left-hand side of the street. The building is shared with Algiers Cafe and Alden & Harlow Restaurant, and the theatre entrance is on the left side of the building—look for the sidewalk poster case and marquee.

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