A Major Major Barbara at the Pearl–Shaw’s War on Poverty and Misogyny

I have been a fan of this play ever since I saw the wonderful 1941 film directed by Gabriel Pascal and David Lean and starring Rex Harrison, Wendy Hiller, Robert Morley, Robert Newton and a ton of other great British actors. You couldn’t not like it as the brilliantly satirical lines roared past you combined…

Major Barbara–Read It And Watch It

I recently had the pleasure of re-reading Major Barbara, one of my favorite Shaw plays, in anticipation of the upcoming production at the Pearl Theater by the Gingold Theatrical Group. Last year, Gingold’s founder/director David Staller gave us a sizzling production of Shaw’s You Never Can Tell (offoffonline.com) at the Pearl and this year, he…

Fritz Weaver Presides Over the Beginning of the End —in Shaw’s Heartbreak House at the Symphony Space

Written just before the outbreak of World War I, pacifist George Bernard Shaw foretells the coming cataclysm through the lens of upended individual relationships. The great Fritz Weaver as Captain Shotover, (Source: playbill.com) the leader of a very shaky expedition to nowhere, headed a brilliant cast at Monday night’s reading of Heartbreak House in which…