Mary Poppins She Wrote: The Life of P.L. Travers
Aurum, 2005 - 380 頁
Mary Poppins opened last year in London's West End in Cameron Mackintosh's musical production and has proved a huge success predicted to run for at least five years. Next year it is due to open on Broadway in New york. Meanwhile the Disney film has just been re-released on DVD, and the books remain in print and as classic as ever. But this is the first full biography of the woman who wrote the Mary Poppins books, and a fascinating and extraordinary life it was too. P.L. Travers was Australian, came to London as a journalist early in the twentieth century, became involved with Theosophism, got to know W.B. Yeats and George Russell, took her lifelong quest for guru-figures on to Gurdjieff and Krishnamurti - and lived into her nineties. By the end of her life, in the seventies, she was living in a flat off London's Kings Road and going to chat to the punks outside Malcolm McLaren's clothing shop life that spanned most of the twentieth century: it also sheds a fascinating light on the writing, and the true essence, of the Mary Poppins books: Mary Poppins herself was above all a kind of guru-figure who floated in and out of the Banks family's life to show them the possibility of other worlds...
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Lyndon boasted Juliet, Rosalind, Miranda, Portia, Beatrice, Mistress Ford, and
even Lady Macbeth. Wilkie smiled at the last. Was she afraid of hard work?
Hardly. Did she want to try? 'Oh yes!' She was engaged at two pounds a week.7
The show might start at quarter to nine, the locals patiently waiting on benches
with their lemonade, oranges and peanuts as the men pinned up curtains and
hammered scenery into place. Pamela played Joyce, a servant to Lady Isabel in
Crowther pointed out similarities in the score and look of the film with My Fair
Lady, and Judith Crist in the Herald Tribune described Andrews in Mary Poppins
as 'the fairest lady of them all. She is superb, only the grouches and nit pickers ...
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LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - BoundTogetherForGood - LibraryThing
I adore the Mary Poppins film by Walt Disney Studios. The film is one of few that I feel is better than the source material. I sawthe film about PL Travers and Walt Disney's long-time negotiations for ... 閱讀評論全文
LibraryThing Review用戶評語 - ceg045 - LibraryThing
I received Mary Poppins, She Wrote as part of a Goodreads giveaway. I'm not familiar with P.L. Travers or Mary Poppins. Growing up, I knew of the latter, but never read the books and only saw bits and ... 閱讀評論全文
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