George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (Classic Reprint)

George Bernard Shaw: His Plays (Classic Reprint)

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by H. L. Mencken
     
 

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This is a little handbook for the reading tables of Americans interested enough in the drama of the day to have some curiosity regarding the plays of George Bernard Shaw, but too busy to give them careful personal study or to read the vast mass of reviews, magazine articles, letters to the editor, newspaper paragraphs

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Excerpt from George Bernard Shaw: His Plays

This is a little handbook for the reading tables of Americans interested enough in the drama of the day to have some curiosity regarding the plays of George Bernard Shaw, but too busy to give them careful personal study or to read the vast mass of reviews, magazine articles, letters to the editor, newspaper paragraphs and reports of debates that deal with them. Every habitual writer now before the public, from William Archer and James Huneker to "Vox Populi" and "An Old Subscriber" has had his say about Shaw. In the pages following there is no attempt to formulate a new theory of his purposes or a novel interpretation of his philosophies. Instead, the object of this modest book is to bring all of the Shaw commentators together upon the common ground of admitted fact, to exhibit the Shaw plays as dramas rather than as transcendental treatises, and to describe their plots, characters, and general plans simply and calmly, and without reading into them anything invisible to the naked eye.

The order in which the plays are considered is not the chronological one, and some readers may think that it is not the logical one.

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ISBN-13:
9781330288221
Publisher:
FB &c Ltd
Publication date:
06/12/2015
Pages:
140
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.30(d)

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George Bernard Shaw: His Plays 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Nuff said. ;)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes really(: