The Black Girl in Search of God

by  Bernard Shaw

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This timely work stresses the independence of a woman seeking a deity who, by a misunderstanding of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, becomes female in her mind. Challenging science and static dogma, it concerns itself with the racial question. And it is quite hilarious throughout. First presented in…

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The Black Girl in Search of God

by  Bernard Shaw

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This timely work stresses the independence of a woman seeking a deity who, by a misunderstanding of Einstein's Theory of Relativity, becomes female in her mind. Challenging science and static dogma, it concerns itself with the racial question. And it is quite hilarious throughout. First presented in New York, it became an instant success and has since been done by colleges and other groups. Can be performed under the most rudimentary conditions and should prove to be as popular in performance as Don Juan in Hell.

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7m, 3f

NARRATOR
BLACK GIRL
LORD OF HOSTS; MYOP (DR. PAVLOV), FIRST CHURCHMAN; FIRST GENTLEMAN
NAILER; THIRD CHURCHMAN: MR. CROCER; OLD GENTLEMAN (VOLTAIRE)
KOHELETH; WANDERING JEW: THIRD GENTLEMAN
MICAH: ROMAN SOLDIER:SECOND CHURCHMAN: ARAB
CONJURER: IRISHMAN
FISHERMAN; SECOND GENTLEMAN; IMAGE MAKER
MISSIONARY; FIRST LADY
SECOND LADY

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  • Reduced casting (Doubling Possible)

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Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre ...

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