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Hannah High

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Peter's "Age"
« on: April 06, 2005, 05:41:28 PM »
I know he's really ageless...but what age did Barrie picture him at physically...I once heard it was twelve...or was it younger?

andrew

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« Reply #1 on: April 06, 2005, 06:14:27 PM »
I should say closer to 6 or 7 - his still has all his first teeth! (qv the novel)

Rebecca

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« Reply #2 on: April 07, 2005, 09:54:09 PM »
I read in The Peter Pan Chronicles that one Pan actress, Nina Boucicault I think, once put the question of Peter's age to Barrie, and that he replied that he was one week old. I think this was old Peter was when he flew out of his nursery, but obviously not the age at which he stopped growing. I'd imagine he's meant to be 5-8 in Peter Pan.

SobeIsMe

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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2005, 04:55:15 AM »
I would guess that the "one week" answer would be referring to Peter's age in "Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens," which I believe was the first mention of him. In that story he's still just an infant, whereas with "Peter Pan" he's a bit more grown up and, I would agree, closer to 6 or 7, as you said :)