In Good King Charles’s Golden Days

A wonderful restoration comedy written by the great George Bernard Shaw, the play is set as a discussion on the nature of power and wealth between King Charles II and Isaac Newton, George Fox and Godfrey Kneller.

Play title:  In Good King Charles’s Golden Days

Author (s):  George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Constable and Company Ltd.

Publication Date: 1936

Genre: Comedy

Primary Discipline: Physics

Secondary Discipline: Mathematics

Scientist (s): Isaac Newton: An English physicist and mathematician, most famous for his law of gravitation

Source Texts: Unknown

Character Breakdown: 5 Men, 6 Women

Mrs. Basham, Sally, Isaac Newton, George Fox, King Charles II, Nell Gwynn, Barbara Villiers/ Duchess of Cleveland, Louise De Keroualle/ Duchess of Portsmouth, James/ Duke of York, Godfrey Kneller, Queen Catherine of Braganza

Setting: Varies

Time Period: 1680

Synopsis of Play: A wonderful restoration comedy written by the great George Bernard Shaw, the play is set as a discussion on the nature of power and wealth between King Charles II and Isaac Newton, George Fox and Godfrey Kneller. The kings three mistresses intervening along with his queen. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1406727954/ref=x_gr_w_bb_sout?ie=UTF8&tag=x_gr_w_bb_sout-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=1406727954&SubscriptionId=1MGPYB6YW3HWK55XCGG2

First Performance Date: August 12th, 1939

First Producer: Roy Limbert

Performance History: In Good King Charles’s Golden Days was first presented by Roy Limbert at the Malvern Festival on August 12th, 1939. The play was produced by H.K. Ayliff.

Links:

http://www.stage-door.com/Theatre/2009/Entries/2009/8/11_In_Good_King_Charless_Golden_Days.html

http://www.stage-door.org/reviews/shaw97.htm#charles

Entered by: Meaghan Yesford

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