Back to Methuselah


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Back to Methuselah

England in the late twenty-second century is a bureaucracy administered by Chinese men and African women. [Br. Drama: Shaw Back to Methuselah in Magill III, 82]
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Back to Methuselah (1918-20), the last of the plays Stafford examines, begins and ends in the Garden of Eden.
DAME EDITH EVANS Unlike the other luminaries, Evans was established when she grasped the opportunity to tread the boards in the 1923 premier of Back to Methuselah.
Stafford approaches the plays as both literary and performance texts and deftly illustrates how Shaw employs these two settings in his campaigns against (among other things) capitalism and romantic idealism, tracking their incarnations from Widowers' Houses to Back to Methuselah.
The most charming has her appearing from an egg in George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah in 1928, but the photograph of her bedroom in 1927 is more revealing with its canopied bed, sateen bedspread and crinolined doll in the centre.
Over the next few years he produced ground-breaking plays, such as the first Shake-speare in modern dress and the world premiere of George Bernard Shaw's Back To Methuselah.
There were world premieres, including George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah in 1923 and Ayub Khan-Din's East Is East in 1996, which went on to become an awardwinning film.
Shaw declared that Back to Methuselah 'is either a world classic or it is nothing'; but all of the evidence suggests rather that it is a curate's egg.
BACK TO METHUSELAH - The Other Place, Stratford, for a season.
Numerous premieres have graced the Birmingham stage too, from George Bernard Shaw's epic Back to Methuselah in 1923 to Ayub Khan-Din's award-winning East Is East in 1996.
Playwright George Bernard Shaw was overcome by his reception in Birmingham on the premiere of Back to Methuselah in 1923, but the city has never struggled to draw the big names.
Wendy Craig appears as Mrs Malaprop in Sheridan's The Rivals and Bernard Shaw's epic comedy Back to Methuselah is another of the productions on offer.
In 1923 it premiered George Bernard Shaw's Back to Methuselah.