by RICHARD HUGGETT and Three monstrous - but brilliantly witty - egoists came together when Beerbohm Tree agreed to stage Shaw's new play Pygmalion at His Majesty's Theatre in April 1914. The star was the outrageous Mrs Patrick Campbell.
This is an entertaining reconstruction of how Shaw came to write the play, and the tempests and tribulations of the rehearsal period which led up to the dramatic first night.
The ' Pygmalion ' cast
Lighting JIM RICHARDS
Sound DEREK MILLER-TIMMINS Costume CATRIONA TOMALIN Make-up TINA CLARE
Designer FANNY TAYLOR Producer HAL BURTON
Mrs Patrick Campbell:
Sir Herbert Beerbohm Tree:
Dame Edith Lyttleton:
Carlotta Addison (Mrs Eynsford Hill):
Margaret Buss6 (Clara):
Irene Delisse (Eliza's understudy):
Algernon Grieg (Freddy):
Edmund Gurney (Doolittle):
Philip Merivale (Col Pickering):
Rosamund Mayne-Young (Mrs Higgins):
Alexander Sarner (A Bystander):
starring Rock Hudson , Burl Ives with Gena Rowlands , Geoffrey Keen
Jan de Hartog's story concerns a young doctor (Rock Hudson), determined to conquer leprosy in the remote areas of Java where he has been assigned to complete his government medical service.
He hopes to bring to the world the knowledge of the world's greatest authority on the disease-Dr Brits Jansen (played by Burl Ives ) -but it is a disturbing challenge, for Jansen has for years remained a recluse in a remote jungle outpost.
Screenplay by JOHN LEE MAHIN and NEIL PATERSON based on the novel by JAN DE IIARTOG
Produced by ROBERT ARTHUR Directed by ROBERT MULLIGAN
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