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Arms and the Man - George Bernard Shaw
Arms and the Man
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Witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary in deflating romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most acted and studied of Shaw's plays. It is reprinted here from an authoritative early edition, complete with Shaw's... show more
Witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary in deflating romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most acted and studied of Shaw's plays. It is reprinted here from an authoritative early edition, complete with Shaw's preface to Volume II of Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780486264769 (0486264769)
Publisher: Dover Publications
Pages no: 80
Edition language: English
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Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd
Philosophical Musings of a Book Nerd rated it
4.5 Reinventing the War Hero
If we don't count the National Theatre version of Man and Superman that I watched in the cinema this would be the first Shavian play that I have seen performed (though I would add the word live considering the National Theatre version was videoed and then distributed around the world, which I have t...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.5 Arms And The Man
bookshelves: spring-2010, play-dramatisation, war, victorian, classic, published-1894 Recommended for: Radio 3 listeners Read on March 28, 2010 Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David TimsonIt is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serb...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Arms And The Man
Arms and the Man by Bernard Shaw with Rory Kinnear and Lydia Leonard. Directed by David TimsonIt is 1885, and there is trouble in the Balkans. The Serbians and the Bulgarians are at war.Raina Petkoff is convinced her fiancé Major Sergius Saranoff will glorify himself in the war and become her hero -...
Meandering Em's
Meandering Em's rated it
4.0
Do you question the value of war? How do you view heroes? Do you believe a man in uniform is smarter, braver, and more manly than the one who isn't in uniform? Read how Shaw portrays wars, heroes, and the man in uniform. I found this satirical comedy by Shaw to be hilarious. Others might not. I...
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