Once upon a time I played Captain Hook in a pretty lavish production of the Barry's stage play (partially adapted from the later book).I have to say, he is one of my favorite villains ever written. I like to imagine that he's what happens to Pan when he has no more enemies to fight. Like Pan, Hook "needs a mother" and acts in childish and uncaring ways. Hook serves as Pan through a mirror darkly, where he might go without Wendy.And, of course, pirates. I even got to sweep my cloak in front of my face and lunge offstage with only my eyes visible between the brim of my hat and my arm.
Eek... and pinch hitting for Captain Hook is Count Dracula!