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Heartbreak House

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ISBN-10: 0140437878

ISBN-13: 9780140437874

Edition: 2000

Authors: George Bernard Shaw, Dan H. Laurence, David Hare, David Hare

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First published in 1919, this play is centred around the eccentric household of Captain Shotover where, at a house-party, the main topic of debate is one young woman's decision to marry for money rather than love.
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Book details

List price: $14.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.39" tall
Weight: 0.286
Language: English

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…    

The son of Clifford and Agnes Gilmour Hare, David Hare was born on June 5, 1947, in St. Leonards, England. After graduating from Jesus College in Cambridge in 1968 with the honors Master of Arts degree in English, Hare went to work for the film company A.B. Pathe. Soon after, Hare co-founded the Portable Theatre Company, a touring experimental theatre group. While serving as the theatre's director from 1968 to 1971, Hare wrote his first plays. In 1970, Hare won the Evening Standard Drama Award for most promising new playwright for Slag, his first major play. Two years later, after Portable Theatre declared bankruptcy, Hare became resident dramatist at Nottingham Playhouse. Hare also…