"Peter pan e il mito del puer aeternus": lavoro molto dettagliato e interessante in inglese sul contesto storico (Victorian and Edwardian age) che sta alla base della stesura di una commedia tra le più famose nel mondo, una commedia che tratta del mito del Puer aeternus, il bambino che non vuole crescere, Peter Pan (2 pagine formato doc)
In every society, in every century, a stage of life seems to have an advanced prestige.
For example In Ancient China the greatest honours were recognized to old people while In the 60s in the America the attention turned on the teenagers. The Victorians instead, preferred the children who had not still caught up with the puberty. The natural innocents of Blake and Wordsworth reappear in versions more adapted to the medium public taste in many stories and poems of the nineteenth Century. This children were endowed with an angelic beauty and a fascination that often push the angels to carry them with themselves. But the premature death of these children is not perceived in a tragically way, in fact, never becoming adults, they will have the opportunity of escaping the oppressions of the world.
This is a classic Victorian idea. In this context born in Barrie’s mind the idea of Peter Pan. The figure of Peter Pan becomes mythical, in fact it characterizes to such point the Anglo-Saxon culture that Camillo Pellizzi in his "History of the written English theatre" wrote:...