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How He Lied to Her Husband

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    A flat on the Cromwell Road, London.

  • Synopsis

    "Nothing in the theatre is staler than the situation of the husband, wife and lover, or the fun of knockabout farce. I have taken both and got an original play out of them, as anybody else can if he will only look about him for his material instead of plagiarizing Othello and the thousand other plays that have proceeded on Othello's romantic assumptions and false point of honour." (Preface, 1904)

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    2

  • Cast Size Female

    1

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    28 February 1905

  • Production Notes

    'How He Lied to Her Husband' was first performed as a curtain-raiser at the Berkeley Lyceum, New York on the 26th November 1904. The Royal Court listing given here refers to the play's first full free-standing performance.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Royal Court Theatre, London.

Original Cast  
Lover Harley Granville-Barker
Husband A.G. Poulton
Herself Gertrude Kingston

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