George Bernard Shaw's Plays

ISBN-10: 0393977536
ISBN-13: 9780393977530
Edition: 2nd 2002
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Description: This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work-Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion. Each play is fully annotated. "Contexts and Criticism" features all-new material on the author  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.75
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/16/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 560
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

This collection presents a cross-section of Shaw's most important theater work-Mrs. Warren's Profession, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion. Each play is fully annotated. "Contexts and Criticism" features all-new material on the author and his work, from traditional critical readings to more theorized approaches, among them essays on Shaw's Fabianism and his alleged feminism. Contributors include Leon Hugo, Sally Peters, Tracy C. Davis, John A. Bertolini, Stanley Weintraub, and J. Ellen Gainor. A Chronology and a Selected Bibliography are included.

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 Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

Preface
The Texts of the Plays
Mrs. Warren's Profession (1898)
Man and Superman (1903)
Major Barbara (1907)
Pygmalion (1914)
Contexts and Criticism
On Shaw
From Edwardian Shaw: The Writer and His Age
Two Models: Wilde and Ibsen
The Political Shaw
Shaw's Life: A Feminist in Spite of Himself
From Pygmalion's Wordplay
On Mrs. Warren's Profession
[Review of Mrs. Warren's Professon]
Apprenticeship as a Playwright
On Man and Superman
[Review of Man and Superman]
Fatherhood and the Self, or the Philosophy of Comedy
On Major Barbara
[Shaw's Blakean Farce]
Four Fathers for Barbara
On Pygmalion
The Daughter in Her Place
Pygmalion: Myth and Anti-Myth in the Plays of Ibsen and Shaw
George Bernard Shaw: A Chronology
Selected Bibliography

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