Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw (playwright)
Charles Laughton (starring, director)
Glynis Johns, Burgess Meredith, Cornelia Otis Skinner, Eli Wallach (starring)

New York: Producers Theatre, circa 1956. Draft script for the 1956 Broadway revival. With annotations in manuscript ink and pencil throughout.

An idealistic young woman, Barbara Undershaft, serves as a Major in the Salvation Army, bringing aid to the destitute and poor. Her estranged father reappears in her life, causing complications when he wants to make donations to her cause.

Originally written and premiered in 1905, this script belonged to a member of the cast or crew involved in the 1956 Broadway revival, which ran for 231 performances from October 30, 1956 until May 18, 1957.

Set in London.

Red titled wrappers. Title page present, with credits for playwright George Bernard Shaw. 108 leaves, with last page of text numbered 22. Mimeograph duplication. Pages Near Fine, wrapper Very Good plus bound with two silver brads.


[Book #142187]