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Major Barbara


  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Synopsis

    The titular 'Major Barbara' is a moral woman attempting to lead a good life by devoting herself to working with down-&-outs at the Salvation Army. One reason for her career choice stems from her guilt associated with her father's business in munitions.

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Rummy Mitchens Claire Greet
Bill Walker Oswald Yorke
Peter Shirley Fred Cremlin
Snobby Price Arthur Laceby
Andrew Undershaft Louis Calvert
Charles Lomax Dawson Millward
Sarah Undershaft Hazel Thompson
Barbara Undershaft Annie Russell
Morrison C.L. Delph
Lady Britomart Undershaft Rosina Filippi
Stephen Undershaft Hubert Harben
Jenny Hill Dorothy Minto
Mrs. Baines E. Wynne Matthison
Adolphus Cusins Harley Granville-Barker
Bilton Edmund Gwenn

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