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The Six of Calais

A Medieval War Story

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Calais, August 1347

  • Synopsis

    The story of the Siege of Calais, as lead by King Edward III of England. The King plans to punish the town by hanging six of its burghers; the Queen, however, has other ideas.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    2

  • Cast Notes

    In the original production the cast listed here also played various other minor roles, courtiers, soldiers, etc.

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    17 July 1934

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Open Air Theatre, Regent's Park, London.

Original Cast  
Edward III Charles Carson
The Black Prince Hubert Gregg
John of Gaunt Leonard Thorne
Queen Phillipa of Hainault Phyllis Neilson-Terry
Eustache de St. Pierre Vincent Sternroyd
Piers De Rosty Leonard Shepherd
Piers de Wissant Clement Hamelin
Jean d'Aire Frank Tickle
Gilles d'Oudebolle Derek Prentice
Jacques de Wissant E.S. Kenney
A Court Lady Greer Garson

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6

  • Year

    1973

  • Published By

    The Bodley Head

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    0370102258

RIGHTS INFORMATION

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

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