The Perfect Wagnerite

The Perfect Wagnerite

by Bernard Shaw
     
 

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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. The Perfect Wagnerite is a politically oriented

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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. The Perfect Wagnerite is a politically oriented essay. Shaw was a life-long Socialist and one of the earliest Wagner enthusiasts. He praises Wagner's "Ring Cycle" as a denunciation of the evils of capitalism and as a musical triumph.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781438528298
Publisher:
Standard Publications, Incorporated
Publication date:
11/04/2009
Pages:
108
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.22(d)

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