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Heartbreak House (16 Apr. 1985)

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Re-creation of the Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's 1920 comedy of manners.The troubles of England are parallel with the domestic troubles of Captain Shotover's household.

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Re-creation of the Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's 1920 comedy of manners.The troubles of England are parallel with the domestic troubles of Captain Shotover's household.

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First shown in the U.S. in 1984, on "Broadway on Showtime", a series once telecast on the Showtime cable channel. See more »

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Version of BBC Play of the Month: Heartbreak House (1977) See more »

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Brilliant Shavian production
23 September 1999 | by (Pa.) – See all my reviews



Rex Harrison delivers one of his most gripping performances as Shaw's crusty Capt. Shotover as he presides over his seaside home filled with family and guests. Shaw uses the Shotover cottage as a substitute for England itself in this, his most profound work. The flavor owes much to Chekov and the performers evoke the right balance between Shavian humor and Chekovian slyness,in addition to Harrison George Martin's Boss Mangan is a particular standout. But the whole cast is fine and the production a rare treat.


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