Words indeed

I followed up two work days in London this week by going along on Wednesday to a matinee at the National Theatre where Shaw’s Major Barbara has been playing.  It was wonderful to be reminded of how very witty Shaw is but most striking was the extraordinary relevance of the theme and the ethical dilemmas at the heart of the piece.  Barring the obvious period features, it could have been written last week – and all the more shocking for the fact of the unresolved (unresolvable?) nature of the said dilemmas. 

This production, though not neglecting the personal crisis of Barbara herself, somehow placed the larger issues in the foreground.

Grab a copy from the library and see what I’m on about.   (Once a teacher…)

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