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THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    15th June 1903
    Act 1 Sir Colenso Ridgeon's Consulting-Room in Queen Anne Street, Portland Place, London.
    Act 2 On the Terrace at 'The Star and Garter'.
    Act 3 Louis Dubedat's Studio
    Act 4 The Same
    Act 5 A Bond Street Picture Gallery

  • Synopsis

    A medical satire concerning a group of doctors torn between acting professionally and feathering their own nests with unnecessary procedures. Sir Ridgeon has the most difficult quandary in deciding which of two lung patients to cure, one a nice, old doctor, the other a slimy young artist whose wife Sir Ridgeon desires for himself.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    11

  • Cast Size Female

    3

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Mr. Danby Lewis Casson
Sir Patrick Campbell William Farren
Louis Dubedat Harley Granville-Barker
Emmy Claire Greet
Dr. Blenkinsop Edmund Gurney
Minnie Tinwell Mary Hamilton
Cutler Walpole James Hearn
Sir Ralph Bloomfield Bonington Eric Lewis
The Newspaper Man Trevor Lowe
A Waiter Percy Marmont
Jennifer Dubedat Lillah McCarthy
Redpenny Norman Page
Leo Schutzmacher Michael Sherbrooke
Sir Colenso Ridgeon Ben Webster
Production Team  

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Contact

    Society of Authors

  • Address

    84 Drayton Gardens
    London
    SW10 9SB
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7373 6642

  • Fax

    +44 (0)20 7373 5768

  • Website

    www.societyofauthors.net

RIGHTS INFORMATION

  • Territory

    All Territories

  • Rights Type

    All Rights

  • Contact

    Society of Authors

  • Address

    84 Drayton Gardens
    London
    SW10 9SB
    England

  • Phone

    +44 (0)20 7373 6642

  • Fax

    +44 (0)20 7373 5768

  • Website

    www.societyofauthors.net

SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from the Bodley Head published play script.