Lillah McCarthy as Jennifer Dubedat in 'The Doctor's Dilemma'

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Lillah McCarthy as Jennifer Dubedat in 'The Doctor's Dilemma', by Foulsham & Banfield, 1906 - NPG x128079 - © National Portrait Gallery, London

© National Portrait Gallery, London

Lillah McCarthy as Jennifer Dubedat in 'The Doctor's Dilemma'

by Foulsham & Banfield
cream-toned bromide print on photographer's mount, 1906
11 3/8 in. x 8 1/2 in. (288 mm x 217 mm)
Purchased, 2004
Photographs Collection
NPG x128079


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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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