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Candida

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    St. Dominic's Parsonage, Victoria Park, London

  • Synopsis

    Candida is the beautiful wife of vicar, James Morell in her early thirties. Eugene Machbanks an aspiring poet of 18 imagines himself to be in love with her and she tries to steer a moral course between her self-righteous husband and her impressionable young suitor.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    08 December 1903

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

    Princess Theatre

Original Cast  
Candida Dorothy Donnelly
The Rev. James Mavor Morell Dodson Mitchell
Mr. Burgess Herbert Standing
Proserpine Garnett Louise Closser Hale
The Rev. Alexander Mill Ernest Lawford
Eugene Marchbanks Arnold Daly

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

Information from New York Times coverage and the Internet Broadway Database.