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Mayor of Jerusalem Asks Government to Ban Sybil Thorndyke Playing Shaw’s “saint Joan” in Holy City

Ragheb Bey Nashashibi, the Arab Mayor of Jerusalem, has complained to the Palestine Government against Bernard Shaw’s “Saint Joan” being allowed to be played in Jerusalem by Dame Sybil Thorndyke.

Dame Sybil Thorndyke, who arrived in Palestine at the end of March with her husband, Mr. Lewis Casson, their son and daughter, Ann and Christopher Casson, and the members of her company, gave her first performance of “Saint Joan” on Wednesday evening at the Zion Hall in Jerusalem, under the patronage of the High Commissioner, General Sir Arthur Wauchope.

The Mayor of Jerusalem complains that Shaw’s play contains expressions which are insulting to Islam.

The Government has promised him that it will order these expressions to be taken out of the play when it is performed in Jerusalem.