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George Bernard (GB) Shaw
London, the mid-1930s.
"Though this play of The Millionairess does not pretend to be anything more than a comedy of humorous and curious contemporary characters such as Ben Jonson might write were he alive now, yet it raises a question that has troubled human life and moulded human society since the creation" (Preface, 1935). A play about the gaps between rich and poor, later made into a popular 1960 film starring Peter Sellars and Sophia Loren.
27 Meitheamh 1952
'The Millionairess' was first performed in German by the Burgtheater in Vienna on the 4th January 1936 and was performed by amateur groups in both England and Australia later in that same year. The New Theatre performance listed here was the first professional production of the play in English.
Presented at the New Theatre, London.
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