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Education Helen Oyeyemi
HO reports having been an avid reader and beginning to write at an early age. She recounts that reading Louisa May Alcott 's Little Women as a child turned me into a writer. ....
Material Conditions of Writing Ruth Prawer Jhabvala
This venture was dogged with problems from the outset. Jhabvala wrote part of her script, shelved it while the company pursued funding, finished it under an arrangement with Tri-Star , shelved it again when that...
Publishing Phyllis Bottome
The BBC approached Bottome to write propaganda to help entice America into war because of the popularity of her novels in the United States. Her script uses Disney cartoon characters to depict the two...
Publishing Dodie Smith
DS later adapted her novel into a play, which ran at the Aldwych Theatre in London in March and April of 1954, but received bad reviews.
Gale, Maggie B. West End Women: Women and the London Stage, 1918-1962. Routledge, 1996.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
Following the success of 101 Dalmatians,...
Publishing P. L. Travers
The success of the Mary Poppins books provided a ready-made audience for this adaptation. Disney pursued the film rights for more than ten years. PLT , disliking his proposal for a cartoon version of the...
Publishing P. L. Travers
In the year of the film version, Whitman and Golden Books published Walt Disney's Mary Poppins. Based on the Walt Disney Motion Picture. It lacks the depth and complexity of PLT 's original, and...
Reception Emmuska, Baroness Orczy
Nothing better demonstrates EBO 's continuing iconic status among her band of admirers than a website called Blakeney Manor, Home of the Scarlet Pimpernel (http://www.blakeneymanor.com/), which celebrated Sir Percy's centenary in 2005. A section on...
Textual Features Rudyard Kipling
The dark side is much in evidence in the Mowgli stories here (a dark side wholly excluded from the popular Disney film The Jungle Book). Letting in the Jungle returns to the time when...
Textual Production Sir J. M. Barrie
A typescript used as a prompt book at New York the following year and now held by the New York Public Library appears to be the earliest known form of the text, which was first...
Textual Production Liz Lochhead
Other LL revues from the early 1980s include Goodstyle, on the history of art, created for Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art in Dundee; A Bunch of Fives, collaboratively written for the...
Textual Production Dodie Smith
Disney released 101 Dalmatians, an animated film version of DS 's children's classic.
Whelehan, Imelda, Deborah Cartmell, and Imelda Whelehan, editors. “’A doggy fairy tale’: The film metamorphoses of The Hundred and One Dalmatians”. Adaptations: From Text to Screen, Screen to Text, Routledge, 1999, pp. 214 - 25.
Grove, Valerie. Dear Dodie: The Life of Dodie Smith. Chatto and Windus, 1996.
Textual Production Mary Stewart
MS published two more novels with Greek settings: The Moon-Spinners (1962) and This Rough Magic (1964). The former, whose very young heroine is called Nicola, begins in Athens and ends in Crete. Its author...
Textual Production P. L. Travers
Walt Disney released its award-winning movie adaptation of Mary Poppins by PLT in the USA; the British release happened a year later.
The Internet Movie Database (IMDb).
Anemaat, Louise. Guide to the Papers of P L Travers: Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, 1991.
Textual Production P. L. Travers
She was perhaps seeking to re-possess her character from the Disney Corporation or to capture a new generation of readers. The Times Literary Supplement review commented that the magic on display here (in a midsummer-eve...


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