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The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles

A Vision of Judgment

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Approaching Judgment Day

  • Synopsis

    The story of an English clergyman who finds himself on the so-called 'Unexpected Isles'. The inhabitants have their own novel take on religion, but the Day of Judgment is looming ...

  • Play Type

    Plays General

    Number Of Acts

    One Act

  • Cast Size Male

    9

  • Cast Size Female

    5

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

  • Date of First Production

    18 February 1935

  • Production Notes

    Produced by the Theatre Guild.

  • Producer

  • Original Venue

  • Venue Notes

    First presented at the Guild Theatre, New York.

Original Cast  
Emigration Officer (Hugo Hyering) Rex O'Malley
Wilks Lionel Pape
Young Woman Patricia Calvert
Station Master Reginald Malcolm
Pra, a Priest McKay Morris
Prola, a Priestess Alla Nazimova
Lady Farwaters Viola Roache
Sir Charles Farwaters Lawrence Grossmith
Reverend Phosphor Hammingtap Romney Brent
Janga Leon Janney
Kanchin Franklin Gray
Maya Alma Lloyd
Vashti Rita Vale
The Angel Louis Hector

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6

  • Year

    1973

  • Published By

    The Bodley Head

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    0370102258

  • Title

    Plays Extravagant: Too True to be Good; The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles; The Millionairess

  • Year

    1991

  • Published By

    Penguin

  • Address

    80 Strand Street
    London WC2R 0RL
    England

  • Email

    customer.services@penguin.co.uk

  • Website

    www.penguin.co.uk

  • ISBN

    978-0140450316

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The Information for this entry was taken from The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 6.