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The Evolution of 'Peter Pan'

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The Evolution of 'Peter Pan'

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The Evolution of 'Peter Pan'

The Evolution of 'Peter Pan'

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Productions Peter Pan have reflected changing social attitudes toward children over the years. The result is that until recently, Peter, the boy who wouldn't grow up, was played by a woman. NPR's Pat Dowell explores the history of the character.