Shaw On Shakespeare by George Bernard ShawShaw On Shakespeare by George Bernard Shaw

Shaw On Shakespeare

byGeorge Bernard Shaw, Edwin 03EditorEdwin Wilson

Paperback | May 1, 2002

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"With the single exception of Homer, there is no eminent writer, not even Sir Walter Scott, whom I can despise so entirely as I despise Shakespeare when I measure my mind against his." - From SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE Celebrated playwright, critic and essayist George Bernard Shaw was more like the Elizabethan master that he would ever admit. Both men were intristic dramatists who shared a rich and abiding respect for the stage. Shakespeare was the produce of a tempestuous and enlightening era under the reign of his patron, Queen Elizabeth I; while G.B.S. reflected the racy and risque spirt of the late 19th century as the champion of modern drama by playwrights like Ibsen, and, later, himself. Culled from Shaw's reviews, prefaces, letters to actors and critics, and other writings, SHAW ON SHAKESPEARE offers a fascinating and unforgettable portrait of the 16th century playwright by his most outspoken critic. This is a witty and provocative classic that combines Shaw's prodigious critical acumen with a superlative prose style second to none (except, perhaps, Shakespeare!).
Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday R...
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Title:Shaw On ShakespeareFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:312 pages, 8.98 × 6.04 × 0.75 inShipping dimensions:8.98 × 6.04 × 0.75 inPublished:May 1, 2002Publisher:ApplauseLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1557835616

ISBN - 13:9781557835611

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