Pamela Lyndon Travers OBE (9 August 1899 – 23 April 1996) was an Australian novelist and journalist, popularly remembered for her sequence of novels about Mary Poppins. Titania was the name of a character in William Shakespeare 's play A Midsummer Night's Dream. A Midsummer Night's Dream is a romantic comedy by William Shakespeare, suggested by " The Knight's Tale " from The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British Order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by King George V. Events 48 BC - Caesar's civil war: Battle of Pharsalus - Julius Caesar decisively defeats Pompey at Pharsalus Year 1899 ( MDCCCXCIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar (or a Common Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. A novel (from Italian novella, Spanish novela, French nouvelle for "new" "news" or "short story A journalist (also called a newspaperman) is a person who practices Journalism, the gathering and dissemination of information about current events trends Mary Poppins is a fictional character and the protagonist of Pamela Travers ' Mary Poppins books and all of its adaptations
She was born Helen Lyndon Goff in Maryborough, Queensland, Australia, to bank manager Travers Robert Goff and Margaret Agnes (née Morehead). Maryborough is a city located on the Mary River in South East Queensland, Australia, approximately 300 kilometres north of the state capital Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern corner of the mainland continent For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Australia topics. Her father died when she was seven, and although "epileptic seizure delirium" was given as the cause of death, Travers herself "always believed the underlying cause was sustained, heavy drinking". 
Travers began to publish her poems while still a teenager and wrote for The Bulletin and Triad while also gaining a reputation as an actress. The Bulletin is a discontinued Australian weekly Magazine that was published in Sydney from 1880 until January 2008 She toured Australia and New Zealand with a Shakespearean touring company before leaving for England in 1924. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island William Shakespeare ( baptised England is a Country which is part of the United Kingdom. Its inhabitants account for more than 83% of the total UK population whilst its mainland Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. There she dedicated herself to writing under the pen name P. A pen name, nom de plume, or literary double, is a Pseudonym adopted by an Author or their publishers to conceal their identity L. Travers (the initials were used to disguise a woman's name, a device latterly adopted as an homage by J. K. Rowling). Joanne "Jo" Rowling OBE (born 31 July 1965 who writes under the Travers also greatly admired and emulated J.M. Barrie, the writer most famous for authoring Peter Pan, which bears many structural resemblances to Travers' own greatest work, Mary Poppins. Sir James Matthew Barrie 1st Baronet OM ( 9 May, 1860 &ndash 19 June, 1937) more commonly known as J Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J Mary Poppins is a series of children's books written by PL Travers and originally illustrated by Mary Shepard.
In 1925 while in Ireland, Travers met the poet George William Russell (AE) who, as editor of The Irish Statesman, accepted some of her poems for publication. Ireland (pronounced /ˈaɾlənd/ Éire) is the third largest island in Europe, and the twentieth-largest island in the world George William Russell ( April 10, 1867 &ndash July 17, 1935) who wrote under the Pseudonym Æ (sometimes Through Russell, Travers met William Butler Yeats and other Irish poets who fostered her interest in and knowledge of world mythology. This is a list of poets either born in Ireland or holding Irish citizenship Later, the mystic Gurdjieff would have a great effect on her, as would also have on several other literary figures. George Ivanovich Gurdjieff (Գեորգի Գյուրջիև Γιώργος Γεωργιάδης Георгий Иванович Гюрджиев (or Gurdjiev) January
The 1934 publication of Mary Poppins was Travers' first literary success.  Five sequels followed (the last in 1988), as well as a collection of other novels, poetry collections and works of non-fiction.
The Disney musical adaptation was released in 1964. The musical film is a Film genre in which several Songs sung by the characters are interwoven into the narrative Mary Poppins is a 1964 American Musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and produced by Primarily based on the first novel in what was then a sequence of four books, it also lifted elements from the sequel Mary Poppins Comes Back. Although Travers was an advisor to the production she disapproved of the dilution of the harsher aspects of Mary Poppins's character, felt ambivalent about the music and disliked the use of animation to such an extent that she ruled out any further adaptations of the later Mary Poppins novels. At the film's star-studded premiere, she reportedly approached Disney and told him that the animated sequence had to go. Disney responded by saying "Pamela, the ship has sailed. " and walked away. Travers would never again agree to another Poppins/Disney adaptation, though Disney made several attempts to persuade her to change her mind.
So fervent was Travers' dislike of the Walt Disney adaptation and the way she felt she had been treated during the production, that well into her 90s, when she was approached by producer Cameron Mackintosh to do the stage musical, she only acquiesced upon the condition that only English born writers (and specifically no Americans) and no one from the film production were to be directly involved with the creative process of the stage musical. Walter Elias Disney (December 5 1901 – December 15 1966 was a multiple Academy Award -winning American Film producer, director, Screenwriter Sir Cameron Anthony Mackintosh (born) is a British Theatrical producer notable for his association with many commercially successful musicals Mary Poppins is a 1964 American Musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and produced by This specifically excluded the Sherman Brothers from writing additional songs for the production even though they were still very prolific. The Sherman Brothers are Academy Award -winning American Songwriters who specialize in Musical films. Original songs and other aspects from the 1964 film were allowed to be incorporated into the production however. Mary Poppins is a 1964 American Musical film starring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke and produced by These points were stipulated in her last will and testament.
Travers was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire in 1977. She died in London in 1996. London ( ˈlʌndən is the capital and largest urban area in the United Kingdom.
Although Travers never married, she adopted a boy when she was in her late 30s.