Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

by Bernard Shaw
     
 

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Heartbreak House - A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes - By Bernard Shaw.

Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the New York's Garrick Theatre in 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was

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Heartbreak House - A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes - By Bernard Shaw.

Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the New York's Garrick Theatre in 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was drifting toward destruction, and that "Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation".

On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye's infamous dinner parties. Unfortunately, her fiancé is a scoundrel, her father's a bumbling prig, and she's actually in love with Hector, Hesione's husband. This bold mix of farce and tragedy lampoons British society as it blithely sinks towards disaster.

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ISBN-13:
9781495947742
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
02/14/2014
Pages:
158
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 0.34(d)

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