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A Tragedietta


  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    An inn at the edge of an Italian lake, some time in the 15th century.

  • Synopsis

    A complicated love triangle involving a young girl, a fisherman, and an ambitious nobleman determined to get what he wants.

  • Play Type

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Original Production

  • Date of First Production

    20 November 1927

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First performed at the Arts Theatre, London.

Original Cast  
Count Ferruccio Harcourt Williams
Sandro Terence O'Brien
Giulia Elissa Landi
Squarcio Harold B. Meade

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