Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw

Arms and the Man

byBernard Shaw

Kobo ebook | November 27, 2011

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To the irreverent— and which of us will claim entire exemption from that comfortable classification? — there is something very amusing in the attitude of the orthodox criticism toward Bernard Shaw. He so obviously disregards all the canons and unities and other things which every well-bred dramatist is bound to respect that his work is really unworthy of serious criticism (orthodox). Indeed he knows no more about the dramatic art than, according to his own story in “The Man of Destiny, ” Napoleon at Tavazzano knew of the Art of War. But both men were successes each in his way— the latter won victories and the former gained audiences, in the very teeth of the accepted theories of war and the theatre. Shaw does not know that it is unpardonable sin to have his characters make long speeches at one another, apparently thinking that this embargo applies only to long speeches which consist mainly of bombast and rhetoric. There never was an author who showed less predilection for a specific medium by which to accomplish his results
Title:Arms and the ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:November 27, 2011Language:English

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ISBN - 10:2819949401

ISBN - 13:9782819949404

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Rated 3 out of 5 by from Ok This play seemed dated to me in a way that other classics don't.
Date published: 2017-01-07