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In Good King Charles's Golden Days

A True History That Never Happened.

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Cambridge, 1680.

  • Synopsis

    A discussion between Isaac Newton and King Charles II on the nature of power and leadership.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    5

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    11 August 1939

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Malvern Festival.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Festival Theatre, Malvern.

Original Cast  
King Charles II ("Mr Rowley") Ernest Thesiger
Nell Gwynn Eileen Beldon
Isaac Newton Cecil Trouncer
Mrs Basham Isabel Thornton
Sally Phyllis Shand
George Fox Herbert Lomas
Barbara Villiers, Duchess of Cleveland Daphne Heard
Louise de Kéroualle, Duchess of Portsmouth ("Madam Yvonne Arnaud
James, Duke of York Alexander Knox
Godfrey Kneller Anthony Bushnell
Queen Catherine of Braganza Irene Vanbrugh
Production Team  
Director H.K. Ayliff
Designer Paul Shelving

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 7

  • Year

    1974

  • Published By

    The Bodley Head

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    0370106679

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 7.