Classical Barbara

She may be nearing the century mark but these days, Major Barbara is looking mighty youthful. George Bernard Shaw’s 1905 comedy, about an heiress who joins the Salvation Army and tangles with her munitions-maker father, has never really gone out of style. But, as produced by New York’s Roundabout Theatre Company just as anti-globalization protesters rioted in Genoa and a the Bush administration proposed its nuclear missile shield, the play seemed positively ripped from today’s headline

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