Time Period - 18th Century
Settings Of Play - The drawing room, St. Dominic's Parsonage, London.
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Probably Shaw's most popular play, Candida recounts the love sickness of young poet Eugene Marchbanks for Candida, wife of the Rev. Morell. At first, Morell is amused; but when he begins to doubt his wife's love, he becomes disturbed and angered. The poet becomes the stronger suitor as Morell realizes his own weaknesses. Candida, one of the most remarkable women in dramatic literature, gives strength to her husband and teaches Marchbanks how to love. Harris offers a superb adaptation for competition, for study, and for introduction to one of the classics of modern theatre.