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Farfetched Fables

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    (i) A Public Park, London (ii) At the War Office, London (iii)Anthromorphic Lab,Isle of Wight (iv)Diet Commissioners,Isle of Wight (v) The Genetic Institute,Isle of Wight (vi)Sixth Form School, Isle of Wight

  • Synopsis

    Six short fables set in post-atomic modern world.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    15

  • Cast Size Female

    7

  • Cast Notes

    Cast doubling required. See original production for details.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    06 September 1950

  • Production Notes

    Presented by the Shaw Society.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First Presented at the Watergate Theatre, London.

Original Cast  
Park Attendant Patrick Graucob
Thistle Patrick Graucob
Young Woman Margaret Manners
Maiden 4 Margaret Manners
Young Man Eric Batson
A Shrewd Middle-Aged Man Eric Batson
An Excitable Middle-Aged Man Dominic Clauzel
Secretary Rosemary Carvill
Commander-in-Chief Ulsterbridge Howard Bourgein
Lord Oldhand of the Foreign Office Michael Sherwell
Shamrock Michael Sherwell
Girl Barbara Carter
Youth 1 Charles Rennison
Tourist Charles Rennison
Matron Marion Everall
Maiden 5 Marion Everall
Raphael Martin Starkie
Tramp Martin Starkie
Commissioner Esmé Percy
Herm Esmé Percy
Rose Ellen Pollock
Teacher Ellen Pollock
Youth 3 Ray Jackson
Youth 2 Geoffrey Sassé

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.