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The Shaw Festival: Major Barbara


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The first of an occasional series of plays by BERNARD SHAW with Anna Massey John Phillips Gwen Watford and Jeremy Clyde
This play, written in 1905, is a moral confrontation between two generations: the old who made the best of opportunities in an immoral world, and the young who want to atone for this by the misguided idealism of individual sacrifice. It is an exposition of Shaw's doctrine that one ' must either share the world's guilt or go to another planet '.
Directed by RONALD MASON


Unknown: Bernard Shaw
Unknown: Anna Massey
Unknown: John Phillips
Unknown: Gwen Watford
Unknown: Jeremy Clyde
Directed By: Ronald Mason
Lady Britomart Undershaft: Gwen Watford
Stephen, her son: Christopher Guard
Morrison, her butler: Michael McStay
Barbara, her elder daughter: Anna Massey
Sarah, her younger daughter.: Josie Kidd
Adolphus Cusins, Bar bara's fiancé: Jeremy Clyde
Charles Lomax, Sarah's fiance: Christopher Good
Andrew Undershaft: John Phillips
Rummy Mitchens: Peggy Paige
Snobby Price: Brian Carroll
Jenny Hill: Judy Harris
Peter Shirley: Leonard Fenton
Bill Walker: John Hollis
Mrs Baines: Joan Matheson

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The Shaw Festival: Major Barbara

BBC Radio 4 FM, 3 May 1980 20.00

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