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Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara focuses on the family of aristocratic Lady Britomart Undershaft and her estranged husband Andrew, a millionaire armaments manufacturer. Their daughters Sarah and Barbara are both engaged to be married, and Lady Britomart decides to ask Andrew for monetary support. Barbara is a Major in the Salvation Army, and agrees to let her father visit the mission in the East End of London where she works. In exchange, she agrees to visit his munitions factory. The conflict between Barbara's philanthropic idealism and her father's hard-headed capitalism clash when he decides he wants to fund the Salvation Army. Shaw's comedy, as always, delves into political and social issues of the period, and provides a roster of finely- and humorously-drawn characters. (Summary by Elizabeth Klett) Cast Stephen Undershaft: Chuck Williamson Lady Britomart Undershaft: Amy L. Gramour Sarah Undershaft: Arielle Lipshaw Barbara Undershaft/Rummy Mitchens: Elizabeth Klett Charles Lomax: mb Adolphus Cusins: Chris Marcellus Morrison/Bilton: Todd Andrew Undershaft: Bruce Pirie Snobby Price: Joshua Tesch Jenny Hill: Grace Garrett Peter Shirley: Ken Garrett Bill Walker: Algy Pug Mrs. Baines: Margaret Espaillat Narrator: David Lawrence Audio edited by Elizabeth Klett

Language:

English

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Length:

3h 14m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

47:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:13:07


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:14:32