“Maybe that explains what happened to our collective memory of The Blue Bird. The original play must have had some magic, some universal truths, that didn’t make it into the later incarnations. As a result, we simply forgot about it even though the phrase “Blue Bird of Happiness” lived on. It’s hard to imagine that we would ever forget the sources of “Elementary, my dear Watson”, “There’s no place like home”, “I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship”, “Make him an offer he can’t refuse”, or “Luke, I am your father.” But the source material for these lines is so good and so available that future generations will continue to discover them. Sadly, this wasn’t the case for Maeterlinck’s The Blue Bird.” Enjoy
Always check from out of a clear blue sky.