Mrs Warren's Profession

Mrs Warren's Profession

by George Bernard Shaw
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1605121800

ISBN-13: 9781605121802

Pub. Date: 05/30/2008

Publisher: Akasha Publishing

Mrs Warren's Profession by
George Bernard Shaw

Mrs. Warren's Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902. The title refers to prostitution.

The story centres on the relationship between Mrs Kitty Warren and her daughter, Vivie. Mrs. Warren, a former prostitute and current brothel owner, is described as "on

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Mrs Warren's Profession by
George Bernard Shaw

Mrs. Warren's Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902. The title refers to prostitution.

The story centres on the relationship between Mrs Kitty Warren and her daughter, Vivie. Mrs. Warren, a former prostitute and current brothel owner, is described as "on the whole, a genial and fairly presentable old blackguard of a woman." Vivie, an intelligent and pragmatic young woman who has just graduated from university, has come home to get acquainted with her mother for the first time in her life. The play focuses on how their relationship changes when Vivie learns what her mother does for a living. It explains why Mrs. Warren became a prostitute, condemns the hypocrisies relating to prostitution, and criticises the limited employment opportunities available for women in Victorian Britain.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781605121802
Publisher:
Akasha Publishing
Publication date:
05/30/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
124
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.29(d)

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