Bernard Shaw's plays: Major Barbara, Heartbreak House, Saint Joan, Too true to be good; with backgrounds and criticism. Edited by Warren Sylvester Smith.Material type: TextSeries: Norton critical editionsPublisher: New York, Norton [1971, c1970]Edition: [1st ed.]Description: ix, 494 p. 22 cmISBN: 0393043231; 9780393043235Uniform titles: Selected works. 1971 Subject(s): Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950 -- Criticism and interpretationDDC classification: 822/.9/12 LOC classification: PR5360 | .F71Other classification: 18.05
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Bibliography: p. 493-494.
[The texts of the plays] Major Barbara. Heartbeak House. Saint Joan. Too true to be good -- [Backgrounds and criticism] -- [On Shaw] -- Bernard Shaw and the making of the modern mind / John Gassner -- Opera and drama / Martin Meisel -- Shaw and nineteenth-century political economists / Julian B. Kaye -- Shaw as a religious heretic / Warren Sylvester Smith -- The avant-garde Shaw / Stanley Weintraub -- [On Major Barbara] -- A 1909 view of Major Barbara / G.K. Chesterton -- Sainthood for millionaires / Barbara Bellow Watson -- "In more ways than one" : Major Barbara's debt to Gilbert Murray / Sidney P. Albert -- [On Heartbreak House] -- The Heartbreak Houses of Shaw and Chekhov / Michael J. Mendelsohn -- Notes for a production of Heartbreak House / Harold Clurman -- Heartbreak House / Louis Crompton -- Zeppelins over Heartbreak House / Arthur H. Nethercot -- [On Saint Joan] -- From The trial of Jeanne D'Arc -- Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan / Luigi Pirandello -- The New York critics and Saint Joan / Alice Griffin -- [On Too true to be good] -- The last plays of Bernard Shaw : Dialectic and despair / Katherine Haynes Gatch -- The two sides of "Lawrence of Arabia" : Aubrey and Meek / Stanley Weintraub -- The "Pentecostal flame" and the "Lower centers" / Frederick P. W. McDowell.
Author notes provided by SyndeticsRenowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines.
Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced.
Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.
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