Major Barbara

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Barbara is a major in the Salvation Army - but she's also the daughter of Andrew Undershaft, a man who's made millions from the sale of weapons of war. The real battle, however, rages between between the devilish father and his idealistic daughter as they answer the question: does salvation come through faith or finance? This sparkling comedy traverses family relations, religion, ethics and politics - as only Shaw, the master dramatist, can!An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring:JB Blanc as Bill Walker/Dialect CoachKate Burton as Lady BritomartMatt Gaydos as Snobby Price/BiltonBrian George as Morrison/Peter ShirleyHamish Linklater as Stephen UndershaftHenri Lubatti as Adolphus CusinsTony Palermo as Sound Effects ArtistKirsten Potter as Barbara UndershaftRoger Rees as Andrew UndershaftRussell Soder as Charles LomaxAmelia White as Rummy Mitchens/Mrs. BainesMissy Yager as Sarah UndershaftSarah Zimmerman as Jenny HillDirected by Dakin Matthews. Recorded before a live audience at the Skirball Cultural Center, Los Angeles in December, 2007.
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auth_author2 Blanc, Jean-Benoit, 1969-, Burton, Kate., George, Brian, 1952-, Linklater, Hamish., Lubatti, Henri., Matthews, Gaydon., Potter, Kirsten., Rees, Roger, 1944-2015.
author Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950,
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display_description Major Barbara is a three-act English play by George Bernard Shaw, written and premiered in 1905 and first published in 1907. The story concerns an idealistic young woman, Barbara Undershaft, who is engaged in helping the poor as a Major in the Salvation Army in London. For many years, Barbara and her siblings have been estranged from their father, Andrew Undershaft, who now reappears as a rich and successful munitions maker. Undershaft, the father, gives money to the Salvation Army, which offends Major Barbara, who does not want to be connected to his "tainted" wealth. However, the father argues that poverty is a worse problem than munitions, and claims that he is doing more to help society by giving his workers jobs and a steady income than Major Barbara is doing to help them by giving them bread and soup.
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subject_facet Audio adaptations, Children of the rich -- Drama, Crime -- Drama, Crime -- Social aspects -- Drama, Electronic books, English dramas (Comedy), English language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Fathers and daughters -- Drama, Japanese language -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc, Japanese language -- Readers for new literates, Radio plays, Readers for new literates, Salvation Army -- Drama
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title_full Major Barbara, Major Barbara [electronic resource] / George Bernard Shaw, Major Barbara [electronic resource] Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
title_short Major Barbara
topic_facet Children of the rich, Crime, Electronic books, English language, Fathers and daughters, Japanese language, Readers for new literates, Social aspects