Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Arms and the Man

byGeorge Bernard Shaw

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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw,known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.Shaw's first box-office success was Arms and the Man (1894), a mock-Ruritanian comedy satirising conventions of love, military honour and class.The success of Arms and the Man was not immediately replicated. Candida, which presented a young woman making a conventional romantic choice for unconventional reasons, received a single performance in South Shields in 1895.Shaw had been writing plays for years before his first public success, Arms and the Man in 1894. Influenced by Henrik Ibsen, he sought to introduce a new realism into English-language drama, using his plays as vehicles to disseminate his political, social and religious ideas. By the early twentieth century his reputation as a dramatist was secured with a series of critical and popular successes that included 
Major Barbara, The Doctor's Dilemma and Caesar and Cleopatra.

Title:Arms and the ManFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:July 4, 2016Publisher:Star LampLanguage:English

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ISBN:9990051970258

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