Courage

Courage
An Address to the Students of St. Andrew's University
adapted by John Pielmeier

Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: A reception room that gives the impression of a well-loved study.

Courage
An Address to the Students of St. Andrew's University
adapted by John Pielmeier

(0)
Productions (7)
  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: A reception room that gives the impression of a well-loved study.

Inspired by an address given by Sir James M. Barrie to the graduating class of St. Andrew's University in Scotland, Courage is an intimate look into the life of the celebrated writer. In instructing the students how to go about living the "courageous life," he uses his own life as an example of how not to spend one's years. He tells of his youth, of his bed-ridden (and emotionally-demanding) mother, of his career and tragic marriage, and of his remarkable friendship with the five Llewellyn-Davies boys that would lead to his creation of Peter Pan.

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Play Details

Inspired by an address given by Sir James M. Barrie to the graduating class of St. Andrew's University in Scotland, Courage is an intimate look into the life of the celebrated writer. In instructing the students how to go about living the "courageous life," he uses his own life as an example of how not to spend one's years. He tells of his youth, of his bed-ridden (and emotionally-demanding) mother, of his career and tragic marriage, and of his remarkable friendship with the five Llewellyn-Davies boys that would lead to his creation of Peter Pan.

  • Drama
  • 80 - 90 minutes
  • 1 m
  • Set: A reception room that gives the impression of a well-loved study.

Published Reviews

"Charming and often moving..."

Herbert Mitgang, The New York Times

"Pielmeier offers [a] believable, fascinating tale..."

Helen Van Mell, The Holland Sentinel (Michigan)

"Pielmeier has given life -- not only to the character of James M. Barrie, but also in the large life-affirming sense that is common to all art. He has created a presence. From the details of life arises a great poetry -- the last great humanizing force that ties us together."

Foley Schuler, The Muskegon Chronicle (Michigan)

"...A gentle story of a man's life touchingly done... The ultimate compliment is, the viewer never doubts it's Barrie on stage."

Tom Dorsey, The Courier Journal (Kentucky)

Production History

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SEP 09, 2015 - SEP 10, 2015
Conn Artists Theatre Company
Worthing, United Kingdom
Conn Artists Theatre Company Worthing, United Kingdom
JAN 21, 2011 - JAN 30, 2011
Glenbow Museum Theatre
Calgary, AB Canada
Glenbow Museum Theatre Calgary, AB Canada
OCT 05, 2010 - OCT 05, 2010
Glenbow Museum Theatre
Calgary, AB Canada
Glenbow Museum Theatre Calgary, AB Canada
JUN 01, 1993 - JUN 30, 1993
DeWitt Theatre
Holland, MI United States
DeWitt Theatre Holland, MI United States
JAN 01, 1988 - DEC 31, 1988
Walden Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
MAY 01, 1984 - MAY 15, 1984
Lamb's Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Lamb's Theatre Company New York, NY United States
FEB 23, 1983 - APR 03, 1983
Actors Theatre Of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre Of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
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Sort by Most Recent
Production Group
Location
SEP 09, 2015 - SEP 10, 2015
Conn Artists Theatre Company
Worthing, United Kingdom
Conn Artists Theatre Company Worthing, United Kingdom
JAN 21, 2011 - JAN 30, 2011
Glenbow Museum Theatre
Calgary, AB Canada
Glenbow Museum Theatre Calgary, AB Canada
JUN 01, 1993 - JUN 30, 1993
DeWitt Theatre
Holland, MI United States
DeWitt Theatre Holland, MI United States
JAN 01, 1988 - DEC 31, 1988
Walden Theatre of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre of Louisville Louisville, KY United States
MAY 01, 1984 - MAY 15, 1984
Lamb's Theatre Company
New York, NY United States
Lamb's Theatre Company New York, NY United States
FEB 23, 1983 - APR 03, 1983
Actors Theatre Of Louisville
Louisville, KY United States
Actors Theatre Of Louisville Louisville, KY United States