Archibald Craven The master of Misselthwaite Manor, who suffers from a crooked spine and general ill health. Mary hears a noise during a storm. Obviously, the thing that makes the difference in Mary's appearance—awful at the start of the book and pretty at the end of it—is all of her outdoorsy exercise. Afterwards, she is sent to live with Archibald Craven, a hermit uncle. Dickon Sowerby Martha's younger brother. Mary changes drastically over the course of The Secret Garden: she evolves from a spoiled, unloved and unloving creature to a girl who is full of spirit and surrounded by friends.
Colin's childhood has been only in bed, and his servants have been commanded to obey his every will. Cutler, with scenic design by , lighting by Peter Kaczorowski and costumes by. Lennox, but we do know that Mary's is because Mrs. That night, Colin throws one of the infamous tantrums. The children determine to keep Colin's improvement a secret, however, so that he can surprise his father with his recovery when Master Craven returns from his trip abroad.
Only one other person is admitted into the secret: Susan Sowerby, Dickon's saintly mother. And I must admit I find it strange, but. He is described as looking like the god Pan , he has rosy cheeks, rough curly hair, and blue eyes precisely the same color as the sky over the moor. It's an important sign of how much she is improving as a person that, even though she's getting prettier, she also isn't obsessed with how she looks. There was a terrible accident. Maybe she should have kept those tantrums going for a little while longer. Mary becomes intensely curious about the secret garden, and determines to find it.
In the book, Colin's private physician is an otherwise unnamed poor cousin of Archibald Craven; Colin privately remarks to Mary that Dr. I want the door unlocked. In other words, Mary wasn't born a self-centered monster; she became one through her neglected upbringing. As Martha leaves, Mary hears a faint sound of someone crying. I don't know when I shall see you again, if ever. I want the key dug up. They were horrible parents even when they were alive.
The cast featured as Mary Lennox, , , and. Ben Weatherstaff - Ben Weatherstaff is a gruff elderly gardener who is only permitted to stay at Misselthwaite because he was a favorite of the late Mistress Craven. There's a secret garden that's always in bloom, It's a secret garden where there's always room. They deeply loved one another anyway. In trying to find it, she meets Ben Weatherstaff and talks about the robin that has befriended him. Mary and Colin are transformed into happy delightful children. We've already talked a lot, we know about Mary's contrariness—the fact that she always seems at odds with other people, and she seems to argue a lot just to get her way.
Upon his return, he goes to the garden to see his son and is delighted to see the children playing. She was sent to live with her uncle in Yorkshire, England. And the thing about this analysis of Mary's character is that it doesn't take a lot of reading between the lines. But when Mary finds the key to a Secret Garden, the magical powers of transformation fall within her reach. The musical adds more emphasis to the adult characters by presenting and to some extent, inventing the shared history entwining the two families.
Her parents and family have either died or fled from the terror surrounding India. One big happy family, Working hand in hand. I've got some delicious apples that Ben Weatherstaff said I might pick and some nice cinnamon buns I baked this morning for Dickon and his brothers and sisters. Archibald Craven Mary's uncle by marriage. After that, the master locked the garden forever. Eagan at age 11 was the youngest female recipient of a Tony Award. Archibald Craven He is the master of the Manor and Colin's father.
That is, her parents are British people living high and mighty in colonial India. The Secret Garden returned to the West End for 6 weeks in July and August 2016 at the with a company of child actors, directed by Rupert Hands. Mary and Dickon speak in a Yorkshire dialect and Colin joins them for the first time. The original London production was partially reworked for production by the , reducing the emphasis on the adult characters to return the plot closer to the original book. » Quotes : Hair is dead. Master Craven comes to embrace his son when he realizes that this latter is in perfect health.