Overview


Synopsis

Major Barbara explores the conflict between charity and wealth through the lens of the Undershaft family. Barbara, a daughter in the family, is a major in the Salvation Army. Her father, Andrew, is a wealthy munitions manufacturer, whom the rest of the family hasn't seen for 20 years. The conflict between their world views brings Andrew to the Army shelter, and Barbara to his factory. The rest of the family, Lady Britomart and her two other children, find Barbara's charity amusing, but they are all dependent on Andrew for survival. In the end, Andrew and Barbara find a way to work together for the greater good.


Characters

Male

Lead

Spoken

Male

Lead

Spoken

Female

Lead

Spoken



Show Information

Category
Play
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1905
Genres
Drama, Comedy
Time & Place
london
Cast Size
large
Ideal For
professional theatre, university theatre, community theatre
Casting Notes:
Mostly male cast
Includes adult, mature adult, young adult, late teen characters

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