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A Metabiological Pentateuch


  • Drámadóir

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Suíomh

    (i) Garden of Eden, 4004 BC (ii) A study overlooking Hampstead Heath, 1920 (iii)Official parlour of the President of the British Isles, 2170 AD (iv) Burrin pier on the south shore of Galway Bay, Ireland, 30,000 AD. Later: an ornate temple. (v) A sunlit glade with an altar, 31920 AD.

  • Achoimre

    A series of five short plays on the subject of the evolution of man: (i) In the Beginning (ii) Gospel of Brothers Barnabas (iii)The Thing Happens (iv) Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman (v) As Far as Thought Can Reach

  • Cinéal Dráma

    Drámaí Ginearálta

    Líon na Míreanna

    Sraith drámaí gearra aonaracha

  • Méid na Fóirne ( Fireann)


  • Méid na Fóirne (Baineann)


  • Eolas Faoin bhFoireann

    Cast doubling required. Numbers here are from 1924 Royal Court production.


  • Dáta an Chéad Léirithe

    20 Feabhra 1923

  • Producer

    Léirithe ag Theatre Guild

  • Ionad an Chéad Léirithe

    Garrick Theatre

  • Nótaí Faoin gCéadléiriú Éireannach

    The play was performed in a cycle, with the first third performed for a week from February 20, and the subsequent sections over the following two weeks.

Foireann An Chéad Léirithe  
Cain Dennis King
Lubin Claude King
Adam George Gaul
Eve Ernita Lascelles
Serpent Margaret Wycherley
Parlourmaid Margaret Wycherley
Franklyn Barnabas Albert Bruning
Conrad Barnabas Moffat Johnston
The Rev. William Haslam Stanley Howlett
Savvy Barnabas Eleanor Woodruff
Joyce Burge AP Kaye




Information here is from a preview and a review (of the first two parts only) published in the New York Times, February 28, 1922.