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Major Barbara

Members say: Fluffy, Slow, Confusing, Great staging, Disappointing
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Critics
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1 review
Members
48
1 review
 

An idealistic young woman is engaged in helping the poor as a Major in the Salvation Army in London.

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100 years after its premiere on Broadway, "Major Barbara’s" examination of government funded war and the nature of power stands the test of time. In this comedy, George Bernard Shaw pits Salvation Army officer Barbara against her armaments manufacturer father, and questions how human dignity and even faith can be bought.

 

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Reviews (2)

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Avg Score

50
The New York Times

"The play’s director has a way with wild material, but she doesn’t offer a distinctive approach to this more established text, or a way to make its conflict crackle, or even a way to watch it without neck strain. The acting is respectable, but it never really animates the intellectual arguments." Full Review

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48
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48
Confusing, Disappointing, Slow, Great staging, Fluffy

See it if you're into stories about the salvation army.

Don't see it if you're more into modern shows.