George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion


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Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor…

Don Juan In Hell


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Don Juan in Hell is an excerpt (Act 3, Scene 2) from George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman. It is often performed as a stand-alone play. In…

Arms and the Man


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Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw that takes place in 1885, during the Serbo-Bulgarian War. Raina Petkoff is engaged to t…

Mrs. Warren's Profession


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The story centers on the relationship between Mrs Kitty Warren, a rich woman, described by the author as "on the whole, a genial and fa…

The Perfect Wagnerite


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The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (originally published London, 1898) is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagne…

The Doctor's Dilemma


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The Doctor's Dilemma is about Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, who has recently been knighted because of a miraculous new treatment he developed for tub…

Heartbreak House


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On the eve of World War I, Ellie Dunn, her father, and her fiancé are invited to one of Hesione Hushabye’s infamous dinner parties. U…

Major Barbara


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George Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara focuses on the family of aristocratic Lady Britomart Undershaft and her estranged husband Andrew, a mill…

Candida


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Candida, a comedy by playwright George Bernard Shaw, was first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant. The central characters are …

Misalliance


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Misalliance, a 1910 play by George Bernard Shaw, is an ironic examination of the romantic entanglements of a varied group of people gathered…

Widowers' Houses


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This is one of three plays Shaw published as Plays Unpleasant in 1898; they were termed "unpleasant" because they were intended, n…

Love Among the Artists


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Love Among the Artists was published in the United States in 1900 and in England in 1914, but it was written in 1881. In the ambience of chi…

Caesar and Cleopatra


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Caesar and Cleopatra, a play written in 1898 by George Bernard Shaw, was first staged in 1901 and first published with Captain Brassbound's …

The Quintessence of Ibsenism


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George Bernard Shaw, a playwright with a few bones to pick of his own, undertakes a surgical analysis of the social philosophies underlying …

Arms and The Man


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Arms and the Man is a comedy written by George Bernard Shaw, and was first produced in 1894 and published in 1898, and has become one of the…

One-Act Play Collection 004


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This collection of twelve one-act dramas features plays by James Allen, John Kendrick Bangs, Gordon Bottomley, Charles Dickens, Lord Dunsany…

One-Act Play Collection 002


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This collection of eight one-act dramas features plays by Eugene O'Neill, George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Susan Glaspell, William Dean…

The Admirable Bashville


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The Admirable Bashville is a product of the British law of copyright. As that law stands at present, the first person who patches up a stage…

Mrs. Warren's Profession


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.Mrs. Warren's Profession is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1893, and first performed in London in 1902 but was banned after two p…

Candida (version 2)


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This play tells the story of Candida, the wife of a famous clergyman, the Reverend James Mavor Morell. Morell is a Christian Socialist, po…

The Quintessence of Ibsenism (Version 2)


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InThis is an essay providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in Eng…

First World War Centenary Prose Collection Vol. III


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This collection of non-fiction and fiction pieces is the third volume commemorating the First World War. The majority of the items, all chos…