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Augustus Does His Bit

A True to Life Farce

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Mayor's parlour in the Town Hall of Little Pifflington, 1916.

  • Synopsis

    Lord Augustus Highcastle, a distinguished member of the governing class, reveals to his secretary his acute sense of the seriousness of the war and of his own important relation to the winning thereof. He has just received information that a woman spy is seeking to obtain possession of a state paper which is in his custody. Just then, an attractive lady visitor is ushered into his office.She has to speak to him urgently ...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    21 January 1917

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Stage Society.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

Original Cast  
Horatio Charles Rock
Lord Augustus F.B.-J. Sharp
A Lady Lalla Vandervelde

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    Selected One-Act Plays by Bernard Shaw/ Vol.1: The showing-up of Blanco Posnet. -How he lied to her husband.- O'Flaherty V.C.- The Inca of Perusalem.- Annajanska, the Bolshevick Empress.- Village wooing. -Vol. 2: The dark lady of the sonnets.- Overruled.-

  • Year

    1956

  • Published By

    Penguin

  • Address

    80 Strand Street
    London WC2R 0RL
    England

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    customer.services@penguin.co.uk

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    www.penguin.co.uk

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