In his personal life, Shaw was a man of simple habits, who shunned luxury of every kind, and for whom the best recreation was work. Shaw possessed a dominating personality which will be remembered even after his plays have been forgotten, and he will always be known as the most outstanding figure of his times. Shaw, "has been for modern British what Socrates was for ancient Greece", i.e., the Good Man of our time. Shaw is dead, but the legend which he himself helped to create continues.
George Bernard Shaw is one of the most influential dramatists in modern theater. He has been established in the literary canon as a social Realist, and as one of the staunch opponents of Romanticism. Equating Romanticism with idealism, Shaw believes that idealism is “a flattering name for romance in politics and morals”. This work attempts to establish Shaw as a Romantic dramatist despite his conscious revolt against Romanticism. Three selected plays are compared to the Romantics. In this, extensive use is made of Romantic poetry and ideas. Moreover, The plays selected for this work are Man and Superman (1903), Pygmalion (1912), and Saint Joan (1923).
The book studies social realism in George Bernard Shaw’s plays, and traces his influence on modern Egyptian drama with special reference to Numan Ashour’s theater, which is primarily interested in presenting the social structure of Egyptian society before and after the 1952 Revolution. Both Shaw and Ashour use their plays as a medium for expressing their critique of society, which is dramatically presented through the portrayal of mouthpiece characters and the adoption of the Discussion Play technique.
The English public has commonly professed, with a kind of pride, that it cannot understand Mr. Bernard Shaw. There are many reasons for it which ought to be adequately considered in such a book as this. But the first and most obvious reason is the mere statement that George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. At least one reason why Englishmen cannot understand Mr. Shaw is that Englishmen have never taken the trouble to understand Irishmen. They will sometimes be generous to Ireland; but never just to Ireland. They will speak to Ireland; they will speak for Ireland; but they will not hear Ireland speak. The aim of the book entitled “George Bernard Shaw and His Work-An Over View of His Major Plays” is to acquaint the readers with the developments in that direction.
George Bernard Shaw was the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. In one of his best-loved plays, "Pygmalion", which later became the basis for the musical "My Fair Lady", Shaw compels the audience to see the utter absurdity and hypocrisy of class distinction when Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can transform a common flower girl into a lady - and then pass her off as a duchess - simply by changing her speech and manners. In "Major Barbara" Shaw spins out the drama of an eccentric millionaire, a romantic poet, and a misguided savior of souls, Major Barbara herself, in a topsy-turvy masterpiece of sophisticated banter and urbane humor. His brilliant dialogue, combined with his use of paradox and socialist theory, never fails to tickle, entertain - and challenge. The Bantam Classic edition reproduces both plays in their entirety along with Shaw's own provocative prefaces. With an Introduction by Michael Holroyd, author of the three-volume biography "Bernard Shaw". Формат: 10,5 см x 17,5 см.
“If history repeats itself, and the unexpected always happens, how incapable must man be of learning from experience”.(George Bernard Shaw) This book will knock you on how Christianity faith was humorously criticized by George Bernard Shaw is his times. How reality and faith collide each other and the idealistic and naive might find appalling. The study of life is not like the study of math or science, or even history. While those disciplines are based largely upon fact, the study of life is based upon interpretation, analysis, and evaluation. Each person brings a different set of values and a different background to life. As a result, no two people see the piece of life in exactly the same light, and few critics agree on everything about it. Literature is simply not a black or white situation; instead, there are many gray areas that are open to varying analyses later on. You won’t stop reading this book until it’s finished. I highly recommend this book to the students of semantics, literature, rhetoric/stylistics, and communication who want to deepen and combine satirical analysis in different field of study. God will make a way where there seems to be no way. Be blessed.
Recently there has been a renewed interest in the ethical value of literature. However, how exactly does literature contribute to our ethical understanding? In Literature, Ethics, and the Emotions, Kenneth Asher argues that literary scholars should locate this question in the long and various history of moral philosophy. On the basis of his own reading of this history, Asher contends for the centrality of emotions in our ethical lives and shows how literature - novels, poetry, and drama - can each contribute to crucial emotional understanding. Individual chapters on T. S. Eliot, D. H. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, and George Bernard Shaw give detailed analyses of how this contribution takes shape even in modernist authors who try to reconfigure the very nature of the self.
Примечание: Общая зоология Полный вариант заголовка: «General zoology : vol. 4, part 2. Pisces : Or systematic natural history / by George Shaw M.D.F.S. & c. ; with plates from the forft Autlhorities and mоft select specimens engraved principally by Mr. Heath».
Примечание: Общая зоология Полный вариант заголовка: «General zoology of systematic natural history : Vol. 6. Part 2. Insecta : with plates : from the first authorities and most select specimens / by George Shaw ; engraved by Mr. Heath & Mrs. Griffith».
This lively 96-page resource book contains a variety of graded drama activities to suit a range of levels and abilities. It is aimed at children from 8 years upwards. Activities include action rhymes, games, mimes, jokes and full-class plays, supported by photocopiable cards, masks and puzzles. Step-by-step teacher's notes accompany each activity, with useful ideas for further exploitation. Comprehensive introduction provides useful guidelines on how to introduce drama to primary level classes. Формат: 21 см x 29,5 см.
This newly updated second edition features wide-ranging, systematically organized scholarship in a concise introduction to ancient Greek drama, which flourished from the sixth to third century BC. Covers all three genres of ancient Greek drama – tragedy, comedy, and satyr-drama Surveys the extant work of Aeschylus, Sophokles, Euripides, Aristophanes, and Menander, and includes entries on ‘lost’ playwrights Examines contextual issues such as the origins of dramatic art forms; the conventions of the festivals and the theater; drama’s relationship with the worship of Dionysos; political dimensions of drama; and how to read and watch Greek drama Includes single-page synopses of every surviving ancient Greek play