|Playwright||Milne, A. A.;|
|Play||The Romantic Age;|
|People Involved||Joy, Josephine; Shappard, William;|
The Romantic Age
|Alternative Text||Josephine Joy (pictured left) sitting on a small stool and William Shappard (pictured right) kneeling on the ground look deep in conversation with ample amounts of spot light directed upon them.|
A.A. Milne was a famous writer of the 20th century. He had a wide range with his career as a comic contributor, assistant editor of the punch but famously known as the author for novel Winnie-the-Pooh. A.A. Milne had a son named Christopher who inspired Christopher Robin character in his novels. With all the success from those novels, he was also imprisoned by his own sentimental success as he was labeled as a children’s author. The reason for A.A. Milne’s journey to a author of children’s adventure and imagination books was because of something that had stuck him as a young student. When he was in school his headmaster wrote to the students about a tragedy about a pupil of theirs who had killed himself. In the letter he wrote “I am afraid that poor boy did not get enough hearty play” and with that A.A. Milne devoted his life to glorifying play.
Thwaite, Ann. “Trapped by a Stuffed Bear: A.A. Milne The Man Behind Winnie-the-Pooh.” New York Times, 23 Sept. 1990.