Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs. Warren's Profession

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by George Bernard Shaw, Flo Gibson
     
 

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Mrs. Warren's daughter, a well-educated young woman, discovers that her mother has amassed her wealth through organized prostitution, and still retains financial interest in several brothels. Mrs. Warren, states that prostitution is better than grinding poverty, and that true immorality is poverty and a society that condones it. See more details below

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Mrs. Warren's daughter, a well-educated young woman, discovers that her mother has amassed her wealth through organized prostitution, and still retains financial interest in several brothels. Mrs. Warren, states that prostitution is better than grinding poverty, and that true immorality is poverty and a society that condones it.

Editorial Reviews

Jonathan Wisenthal University of British Columbia
"L.W. Conolly's edition of Mrs Warren's Profession will be exceedingly helpful to readers of all sorts—undergraduate students, Shaw specialists, and general readers alike. Insight into Shaw's play benefits from a knowledge of its various late-19th-century contexts, and this edition includes a wealth of contextual materials, in areas ranging from prostitution to Cambridge University. This thorough, well-researched edition is a major contribution to everyone's understanding of Shaw's always-up-to-date dramatic study of prostitution and capitalism."
Jean Chothia University of Cambridge
"This edition of Mrs Warren's Profession, with its astonishing range of associated documents, provides an invaluable resource for students and Shaw enthusiasts, and has a good deal to offer to the seasoned Shaw scholar as well. The introduction offers a wonderfully detailed and informative account of the social, political, and theatrical contexts of Shaw's first major play, and Conolly's analysis of the dramatic texture of Mrs Warren's Profession allows insight into the qualities of the play itself and why, despite the excitement of the early scandals, it has more than historic interest, and lives on today's stage."

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781556852817
Publisher:
Audio Book Contractors, Incorporated
Publication date:
03/01/1993
Edition description:
Unabridged

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