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Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

|February 4, 2003

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Shaw's brilliantly witty exposure of the British class system Shaw wrote the part of Eliza Doolittle—'an east-end dona with an apron and three orange and red ostrich feathers'—for Mrs Patrick Campbell, with whom he had a passionate but…

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With Saint Joan, Shaw reached the height of his fame as a dramatist. Fascinated by the story of Joan of Arc (canonized in 1920), but unhappy with "the whitewash which disfigures her beyond recognition," he presents a realistic Joan: proud, intolerant, naïve,…

Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

|October 20, 1994

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A rousing success on the London and New York stages, a popular film, and a great musical hit (My Fair Lady), this brilliantly written play, with its irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly, is one of the most acclaimed comedies in the English language.

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The famous playwright's enlightening and provocative criticism surveys the four Wagner operas known as The Ring. Shaw explores the works' philosophic and social ideology as well as Wagner's life, music drama versus grand opera, the role of the…

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George Bernard Shaw was a satirical genius, ruthlessly exposing hypocrisy, and creating moral dilemmas for the reader to mull on. These are biting, witty, sometimes rude, highly intelligent plays. This collection of thirty-four of his plays is an Omnibus that…

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Letters and Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright,…

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Shaw began writing MAN AND SUPERMAN in 1901 and determined to write a play that would encapsulate the new century's intellectual inheritance. Shaw drew not only on Byron's verse satire, but also on Shakespeare, the Victorian comedy fashionable in his early…

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First published in 1928 and addressed to the The Intelligent Woman (specifically his sister-in-law, Lady Mary Stewart Cholomondely), George Bernard Shaw's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism should be read by every American in the twenty-first century who has…

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This carefully crafted ebook: "The Collected Works of George Bernard Shaw: Plays, Novels, Articles, Lectures, Letters and Essays" is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish…

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While some of Shaw’s earlier plays are still performed, his later plays, such as the ones in this volume, are barely known. As the collective title indicates, the themes here are political; yet, frankly, it is doubtful how seriously we can now take Shaw as a…

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Mr. Whitefield has recently died, and his will indicates that his daughter Ann should be left in the care of two men, Roebuck Ramsden and Jack Tanner. Ramsden, a venerable old man, distrusts John Tanner, an eloquent youth with revolutionary ideas, saying “He is…