Pygmalion, Saint Joan
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Pygmalion Translated from English by Mose Karchava and Iakob Tripolski
Pygmalion, probably the best known play by the 1925 Nobel Prize winner Bernard Shaw, was staged three times in Georgia. In 1955 Lili Ioseliani directed it in Marjanishvili Theatre, in the 1980s Kote Surmava staged it in Sukhumi Theatre and the last production of 2008 is still on in Marjanishvili Theatre. For the latter, the play was adapted by Aka Morchiladze and Levan Tsuladze.
Saint Joan Translated from English by Giorgi Jabashvili
The play was particularly popular in Catholic countries and though it was staged in several theatres, it is believed to be a play to read rather than stage. Based on the trial records, the play dramatizes what is known of Joan of Arc, her life and struggle. As opposed to more "romanticized" interpretation of Joan’s character, Shaw is more concerned with the inevitability of punishing the rebel against authority and the feudal system.