© National Portrait Gallery, London
Lillah McCarthy as Jennifer Dubedat in 'The Doctor's Dilemma'
by Foulsham & Banfield Click on the links below to find out more
cream-toned bromide print on photographer's mount, 1906
11 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (288 mm x 217 mm)
The Granville-Barker/Vedrenne management first staged George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma'at the Royal Court Theatre on 20 November 1906. Shaw tailored the part of Jennifer Dubedat especially for McCarthy who played opposite Granville-Barker as the artist Louis Dubedat. McCarthy was one of Shaw's favourite actresses; when she returned to London in 1905 he felt he had found his long searched for Ann Whitfield, the female lead in Man and Superman.
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