Plays Unpleasant

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140437935

Category: Drama

Page: 291

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Presents three plays that dramatize social problems and moral conflicts.

Widowers' Houses

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Digireads.com Publishing

ISBN: 9781420941333

Category: Drama

Page: 42

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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) is revered as one of the great British dramatists, credited not only with memorable works, but the revival of the then-suffering English theatre. Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, left mostly to his own devices after his mother ran off to London to pursue a musical career. He educated himself for the most part, and eventually worked for a real estate agent. This experience founded in him a concern for social injustices, seeing poverty and general unfairness afoot, and would go on to address this in many of his works. In 1876, Shaw joined his mother in London where he would finally attain literary success. First performed in 1892, "Widower's Houses" was the first of Shaw's plays to see the stage. This play was included in a collection of plays called "Plays Unpleasant," named so because Shaw's intention in writing them was not to entertain, but to raise awareness in certain areas of social concern. The source of social concern here in this play is the income derived from slum housing and the play focuses on the rift it forms between the two main characters, Henry Trench who has a moral problem with the way the father of his wife earns his money and his wife, Blanch who has no problem taking money from her father.

Plays Unpleasant

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0141914793

Category: Drama

Page: 320

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With Plays Unpleasant, Shaw issued a radical challenge to his audiences' complacency and exposed social evils through his dramatization of the moral conflicts between youthful idealism and economic reality, promiscuity and marriage, and the duties of women to others and to themselves. His first play, Widowers' Houses, depicts Harry Trench's dilemma on learning that the inheritance of his fiancée comes from her father's income as a slum landlord. In The Philanderer, charismatic Leonard Charteris proposes marriage to Grace, while he is still involved with the beautiful Julia Craven - who is not inclined to give him up so easily. And in Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie Warren is forced to reconsider her own future when she discovers that her mother's immoral earnings funded her genteel upbringing.

Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances

Author: Robert A. Gaines

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1349951706

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 229

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This book combines the insights of thirteen Shavian scholars as they examine the themes of marriage, relationships and partnerships throughout all of Bernard Shaw’s major works. It also connects Shaw’s own experiences of love and marriage to the themes that emerge in his works, showing how his personal relationships in and out of matrimonial bonds change the ways his characters enter and exit marriages and misalliances. While providing a wealth of new analysis, this collection of essays also leaves lingering questions for the reader to spark continuing dialogue in both individual and academic settings.

Des Doktors Dilemma

eine Tragödie ; mit der Vorrede des Autors und einer Anmerkung zur zur Rezeption des Stückes

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518383568

Category:

Page: 205

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Mrs Warren's Profession

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Broadview Press

ISBN: 9781551116273

Category: Drama

Page: 246

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One of Bernard Shaw’s early plays of social protest, Mrs Warren’s Profession places the protagonist’s decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw’s fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional morality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable. This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw’s prefaces to the play; Shaw’s expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women’s education, and the “New Woman.”

George Bernard Shaw: The Collected Plays (Illustrated)

60 plays including Caesar and Cleopatra, Pygmalion, Saint Joan, The Apple Cart, Cymbeline, Androcles And The Lion, The Man Of Destiny, The Inca Of Perusalem and Macbeth Skit

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: 8026834437

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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This carefully crafted ebook: “George Bernard Shaw: The Collected Plays (Illustrated)” is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents. George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950) was an Irish playwright, essayist, novelist and short story writer. Content: George Bernard Shaw by G. K. Chesterton Widowers’ Houses The Philanderer Mrs. Warren’s Profession The Man Of Destiny Arms And The Man: An Anti-Romantic Comedy Candida You Never Can Tell The Devil’s Disciple Captain Brassbound’s Conversion Caesar and Cleopatra: A History The Gadfly Or The Son of the Cardinal The Admirable Bashville Or Constancy Unrewarded Man And Superman: A Comedy and A Philosophy John Bull’s Other Island How He Lied To Her Husband Major Barbara Passion, Poison, And Petrifaction The Doctor’s Dilemma: A Tragedy The Interlude At The Playhouse Getting Married The Shewing-Up Of Blanco Posnet Press Cuttings Misalliance The Dark Lady Of The Sonnets Fanny’s First Play Androcles And The Lion Overruled: A Demonstration Pygmalion Great Catherine (Whom Glory Still Adores) The Music Cure Beauty’s Duty O’Flaherty, V. C. Macbeth Skit Glastonbury Skit The Inca Of Perusalem Augustus Does His Bit Skit For The Tiptaft Revue Annajanska, The Bolshevik Empress Heartbreak House Back To Methuselah: A Metabiological Pentateuch In the Beginning The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas The Thing Happens Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman As Far as Thought Can Reach The War Indemnities Saint Joan The Glimpse Of Reality: A Tragedietta Fascinating Foundling: Disgrace To The Author The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza Too True to Be Good Village Wooing: A Comedietta for Two Voices On the Rocks: A Political Comedy The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles The Six of Calais Arthur and the Acetone The Millionairess Cymbeline Refinished: A Variation on Shakespeare’s Ending Geneva “In Good King Charles’ Golden Days” Playlet on the British Party System Buoyant Billions: A Comedy of No Manners Shakes versus Shav Farfetched Fables Why She Would Not

Bernard Shaw

A Psychological Study

Author: Daniel Dervin

Publisher: Bucknell University Press

ISBN: 9780838714188

Category: Drama

Page: 350

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Brings literary criticism into better alignment with modern psychology, particularly psychoanalysis, in order to advance a truly integral view of the author, his work, and the creative process.

Man Kann Nie Wissen

Komdie in Vier Akten

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781546666356

Category:

Page: 130

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Man kann nie wissen: Kom�die in vier AktenBy Bernard Shaw

Nobel Prize Laureates in Literature

Quasimodo-Yeats

Author: Thomson Gale (Firm)

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787681500

Category: Authors

Page: 642

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A biographical-bibliographical guide to the writers who have received the Nobel Prize in Literature. Provides entries for each Nobel Prize laureate. Entries also include the Nobel Prize in Literature presentation speech for the corresponding year and the banquet speech given by the Nobel Prize laureate.