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Mrs. Warren's Profession - George Bernard Shaw
Mrs. Warren's Profession
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3.44 125
Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781596059801 (159605980X)
Publisher: Cosimo Classics
Pages no: 60
Edition language: English
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4.0 A powerful play by Shaw
Yet again a powerful play by Shaw wherein he makes an attempt to contradict the society’s norms and people’s hypocrisy towards it . In ‘Mrs. Warren’s Profession’ Shaw shows how a mother’s profession turns a daughter’s life upside down. Vivie (the daughter) is a highly educated woman, who wants...
Lavinia rated it
Have I lost my appetite for plays or was it really blah?
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Cecily's book reviews rated it
George Bernard Shaw was ahead of his time, and this play was banned when it was written (1893). It exposes the hypocrisy of a society that condemns those who are not chaste, but does little to assuage the poverty that leaves some women few alternatives to survive (similar territory to JB Priestly's ...
Kaethe rated it
I love Shaw when he's an earnest social reformer. Funny how little has changed in 100 years.
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Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
I thought of Shaw's play last week when reading Populärmusik från Vittula, Mikael Niemi's fine memoir of life in the extreme north of Sweden. In Mrs Warren, the action proceeds at a rather sedate pace. After an hour or two, it gradually becomes clear that Mrs Warren is a former prostitute who's turn...
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