Next to Shakespeare, George Bernard Shaw was probably the most popular playwright in the Simmons archive.
The collection chronicles productions from St. Joan
. One of the company's last productions
was the London premiere of the Shaw-related My Fair Lady
with costumes designed by Cecil Beaton (1904-1980).
The Ransom Center holds the Shaw archive
and Simmons created costumes for many of the premieres of his work.
The Apple Cart
Queen's Theatre, 1929
Costumes designed by Paul Shelving
Caesar and Cleopatra
Savoy Theatre, 1907
Costumes designed by Percy Anderson
The Dark Lady of the Sonnets
Haymarket Theatre, 1910
Costumes designed by Charles Ricketts
The Devil's Disciple
Savoy Theatre, 1930
The Doctor's Dilemma
Saville Theatre, 1956
Costumes designed by Peter Rice
Man and Superman
New Theatre, 1951
Costumes designed by Elizabeth Haffenden