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Lesser-known play by the noted Irish dramatist.
Posted December 3, 2003
To be frank, I read the play Misalliance because it was a requirement for one of my classes. It was an interesting play to read, but overall I would not recommend it. The play¿s jokes, for the most part, weren¿t funny and the plot was dull excluding a few select parts that were tolerable. The only redeeming quality is that the characters of the play are quite interesting. The variety in personalities creates drama as each person gets on the nerve of the other people. The best drama was produced between the older characters vs. the younger characters. This is easily understood because what person hasn¿t had a conflict with their parents? I¿m sure everyone has, which also makes the play easy to relate to. Even with the plays interesting characters and fascinating quarrels the play doesn¿t flow well from scene to scene. Scenes abruptly end and randomly start with almost little to no transition. If you want to experience Shaw¿s Misalliance I would suggest not reading it because reading it doesn¿t capture his humor like the play being acted out live. Though if you do decide to see the play, be prepared to be bored out of your mind for the first half of it. The first half of the book is for getting to know the characters with the only humor coming in the latter portion.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.