Readings of Bernard Shaw's "Press Cuttings" at Shaw's Corner
Script in hand readings of Shaw's short play "Press Cuttings" will be performed on Sunday afternoons throughout this summer. Shaw's hilarious play ridicules those who oppose votes for women.
The quest for Equality is the main theme which runs through all Shaw's work. His great talent was to layer the unpalatable with wit, irony and satire to create works of comic genius. "Press Cuttings" lampoons those who argued against women's franchise. Shaw sends up politicians, militarists and anti suffrage women who were instantly recognisable to his audiences. This got him into trouble again with the censors.
Readings will take place on the terrace in front of the house on Sunday afternons, weather permitting (Not June 24th or July 29th) Bring a blanket (or buy one of our wonderful re-cycled ones). The performance starts at 2.30pm and lasts approximately one hour and ten minutes.
Women and Power celebrates the centenery of women's suffrage. We have a small exhibition in the main house which shows how Charlotte and Bernard Shaw were involved in the struggle for the vote. We are also holding performances of Shaw's suffrage play "Fanny's First Play" on July 22nd - 24th - see "What's On"