• Both the play and the novel were written by James M. Barrie. Barrie created the play based on stories he told the children of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies, so it could be said that his inspiration for creating the characters was his friend Sylvia. Barrie himself was male, however, and first put the character of Peter Pan into a story that was published in 1902 called 'The Little White Bird', and then later gave the character the title role in the play, first staged in 1904.
  • Peter Pan first appeared in a section of The Little White Bird, a 1902 novel for adults, by noted scottish novelist and playwright, Sir James Matthew Barrie. The character proved so popular, his publishers asked him to write a full length story and play about Peter Pan. He developed the idea from stories he told to the sons of his friend Sylvia Llewelyn Davies.
  • 8-2-2017 You also might like to know that the name "Wendy" originated with the play. The author had a childhood friend who called him "fweindy-wendy".

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