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The Inca Of Perusalem

An Almost Historical Comedietta

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    A hotel sitting room, the 1910s.

  • Synopsis

    Having fallen on hard times, Ermyntrude, widow of a millionaire, takes up a position with a Princess. A mysterious stranger claiming to represent the Inca of Perusalem arrives to visit the Princess, ostensibly to arrange a marriage between her and one of the Inca's sons. It is Ermyntrude, however, who really catches his eye ...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    4

  • Cast Size Female

    2

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    09 October 1916

  • Production Notes

    First produced by the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    Presented at the Birmingham Repertory Theatre.

Original Cast  
Waiter William Armstrong
Ermyntrude Gertrude Kingston
Archdeacon Joseph A. Dodd
Princess Cathleen Orford
Hotel Manager Noel Shammon
Inca Felix Aylmer

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