Man and Superman

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Man and Superman is a four-act play by George Bernard Shaw[1] (1856 – 1950).

The original text

Written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903, in response to requests for him to write a play on the Don Juan theme. The play was first performed The Royal Court Theatre in London on 23 May 1905, without the third act (containing Don Juan in Hell in Scene 2). The play was not performed in its entirety until 1915, when the Travelling Repertory Company played it at the Lyceum Theatre, Edinburgh.

Translations and adaptations

Performance history in South Africa

1937: Presented by the Repertory Theatre Society in the Little Theatre, Cape Town (opening 10 March), directed by André van Gyseghem, with a cast which included George Vollaire (newly arrived from London) in the role of Tanner and Cecilia Sonnenberg as Ann Whitefield.


The South African Theatre, Music and Dance, 1(1), 1939. 63.

Inskip, 1972. p.122.

Theatre programme held by NELM: [Collection: FLETCHER, Jill]: 2005. 75. 19. 61. 28.

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