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Too True to be Good

A Political Extravaganza

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    England, the early 1930s.

  • Synopsis

    A play about wealth and the acquisition of wealth.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    7

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    29 February 1932

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Theatre Guild.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the National Theatre, Boston.

Original Cast  
The Monster Julius Evans
The Patient ( Miss Mopply) Hope Williams
The Elderly Lady (Mrs Mopply) Minna Phillips
The Doctor Alexander Clark, Jr.
The Nurse (Susan "Sweetie!" Simpkins alias the Cou Beatrice Lillie
The Burglar ("Popsy" alias the Honorable Aubrey Ba Hugh Sinclair
Colonel Tallboys, V.C., D.S.O. Ernest Cossart
Private Napoleon Alexander Trotsky Meek Leo G. Carroll
Sergeant Fielding Frank Shannon
The Elder Claude Rains

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6

  • Year

    1973

  • Published By

    The Bodley Head

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    0370102258

  • Title

    Plays Extravagant: Too True to be Good; The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles; The Millionairess

  • Year

    1991

  • Published By

    Penguin

  • Address

    80 Strand Street
    London WC2R 0RL
    England

  • Email

    customer.services@penguin.co.uk

  • Website

    www.penguin.co.uk

  • ISBN

    978-0140450316

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6.