Nymph: All of the Tuesday Inspiration!

by Lynda April. 26, 2011 3469 views

Charles Frohman (or CF to his friends) was one of the greatest theatre impresarios to have ever lived. He rose from humble beginnings in a backwater in Ohio to run a huge number of famous theatres in London, New York and Paris. He was a great friend and supporter of J M Barrie and he staged the first production of Peter Pan in December 1904 at the Duke of York Theatre when no other producer would back it. The play was an immediate success and was run by Frohman in his theatres round the world until his untimely death. It has continued to enthrall millions of children over the succeeding decades right up to the present day.

Frohman visited England every summer from 1900 and he often visited Marlow which he regarded as the most beautiful spot in the entire world, particularly admiring the view from The Causeway over the bridge and the river to The Compleat Angler.

Sadly, he lost his life in the sinking of the Lusitania by a German submarine in 1915. He chose to stay on the sinking ship and was reported by a survivor to say “Why fear death? It is the most beautiful adventure of life,” echoing the famous line from Peter Pan, “To die would be an awfully big adventure”.

This stone memorial is in Marlow and was erected in 1924 by his friends and admirers including J M Barrie and Pauline Chase and is the only tribute in the world to this remarkable impresario and showman.

The translated Greek text on the plinth is a fragment? by the poetess Sappho which relates to the great joy and pleasure that CF took from life and that he gave to audiences the world over.

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Livelovelaugh 10 years, 2 months ago

Lovely post. :)

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Ricardo 10 years, 2 months ago

nice nymph

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Diane Davis 10 years, 2 months ago

Thanks so much for the explanation. I learned so much from your post. Beautiful pictures, too.

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Stormfish 10 years, 2 months ago

nice figure! :-)

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Olga Helys 10 years, 2 months ago

Great art
Nice statue
Great angles, colours, details :)

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Renato Martins 10 years, 2 months ago

Great post

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Thomas Thompson 10 years, 2 months ago

Beautiful sculpture well done

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Patricia Gonzales 10 years, 2 months ago

wow.....beautiful~

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Liz M 10 years, 2 months ago

she looks lovely in 2 against the sky!

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Birthe Vikoren 10 years, 2 months ago

Very good!
I especially like the first one.

10 years, 2 months ago Edited
Anggrekfoto 10 years, 2 months ago

great set

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Eric J H Joyce 10 years, 2 months ago

Great post.

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