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Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

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Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
460 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 5,328 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
352 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 5,273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. This is the definitive text produced under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included in this volume is Shaw's preface, as well as his 'sequel' written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventionally romantic ending
Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
349 editions published between 1923 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 4,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The play depicts the trial, burning at the stake, and canonization of Joan of Arc
Back to Methuselah. A metabiological pentateuch by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
235 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw ( )
131 editions published between 1884 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story centers on Sidney Trefusis, a millionaire socialist, who leaves his bride on their wedding day because he fears his passion for her will get in the way of his plans to overthrow the British government. Sidney vanished "underground" - disguises himself as a common laborer called "Mengels" - and infiltrates Alton College, a girl's school where well-bred young women are "fitted and fatted to be put on the marriage market". His plan: take over the school and plant the seed of radical socialism into the fertile brains of the future consorts of cabinet ministers and kings. What he doesn't plan on is the presence of one Agatha Wylie, a sixth-form rabble-rouser, who falls hopelessly in love with both Sidney and his politics, and just happens to be his deserted wife's cousin. Love triangles, mistaken identities, Marx, Engels, pistols and the proletariat jostle for position
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
206 editions published between 1905 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,890 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Three plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
313 editions published between 1900 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,806 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Disgusted and bored by the trend for titillation and sham on the London stage, Shaw wrote these plays both to educate and entertain his audiences. In The Devil's Disciple, a clergyman turned soldier and the Shavian ideal of a Puritan hero - 'like all genuinely religious men, a reprobate and an outcast' - willingly risks his life for a stranger. Caesar and Cleopatra, a brilliant satire on contemporary Britain, contains an utterly unexpected portrait of Julius Caesar ('part brute, part woman, and part god'). In Captain Brassbound's Conversion, it is Lady Cicely's cunning manipulation of the truth that ensures that fairness, rather than justice, prevails." "Three Plays for Puritans reveals Shaw's constant delight in turning received wisdom upside down and celebrates the triumph of the individual conscience over accepted morality."--BOOK JACKET
Androcles and the lion : an old fable renovated by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
284 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,795 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the fable about a Greek tailor's conversion to Christianity, his befriending of a lion, and gladitorial experience in Nero's Coliseum
The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
135 editions published between 1928 and 2006 in English and Yiddish and held by 2,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Later pub as the author's The Intelligent woman's guide to socialism, capitalism, sovietism and fascism Donated by Fr Noel Ryan, S. J. Campion Collection
Plays: pleasant and unpleasant by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
169 editions published between 1898 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 2,489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
For contents, see Author Catalog
The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
122 editions published between 1898 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This pamphlet was written as a philosophical commentary on Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen. Shaw believed that most people could not understand the drama, and wanted to bring them the knowledge of the adepts who see in the operas the “whole tragedy of human history and the whole horror of the dilemmas from which the world is shrinking today
The quintessence of Ibsenism; now completed to the death of Ibsen by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
128 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this 1891 essay, Shaw champions the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, praising his social realism and his characters' struggles against a hypocritical society. Shaw then pushes farther, dividing humankind into three categories of which, he declares, Out of a thousand persons, there are 700 Philistines, 299 idealists, and only one lone realist."
Pygmalion, and other plays by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
186 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society
Seven plays, with prefaces and notes by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
14 editions published between 1851 and 1967 in English and held by 2,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cashel Byron's profession by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
160 editions published between 1882 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,084 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"After poleaxing his mathematics master with a perfect right, Cashel Byron, the unloved son of a successful actress, runs away to Australia. He returns to England and becomes the most famous prizefighter of his age, only to be floored himself by the lovely and impossible Lydia Carew. Can Lydia, with her reputation for vast learning and exquisite culture, be wooed by the ruffian Cashel? Can Cashel successfully hide his illegal professional?"--B&N
Caesar and Cleopatra : a history by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
189 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In Caesar and Cleopatra, George Bernard Shaw uses his legendary wit to turn ancient history on its head - and to challenge Shakespeare's view of his two famous protagonists. Political drama meets sparkling comedy as veteran strategist Julius Caesar becomes mentor to the enchanting teenage queen of Roman-occupied Egypt. From her first timid encounter with Caesar under a desert moon, Cleopatra grows in strength to become a determined player in the game of power politics - but has she really learned what Caesar wanted to teach her? In his inimitable style, Shaw turns this centuries-old story into a hilarious yet affecting critique of human nature that remains as pertinent today as when he wrote it - reminding readers once again why he is regarded as one of the English language's greatest playwrights
Complete plays, with prefaces by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
8 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 2,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw : a correspondence by Ellen Terry ( Book )
56 editions published between 1931 and 1952 in English and held by 1,986 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Brevveksling mellem den engelske skuespillerinde Ellen Terry (1847-1928) og forfatteren George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Androcles and the lion; Overruled; Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
82 editions published between 1911 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Heartbreak House a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes by Bernard Shaw ( Book )
77 editions published between 1916 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Bassetto, Corno di
Bassetto, Corno di, 1856-1950
Bassetto, Corno di 1856-1950 Pseudonym
Birnārd Shū, 1856-1950
Cā, Pern̲āṭ, 1856-1950
Corno di Bassetto.
Corno di Bassetto, 1856-1950
Corno di Bassetto 1856-1950 Pseudonym
Di Bassetto, Corno
DiBassetto, Corno 1856-1950
Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, 1856-1950
Hsiao, Po-na, 1856-1950
Pern̲ārṭuṣā, 1856-1950
Pern̲āṭṣā, 1856-1950
Ṣā, Jārj Pern̲ārṭu, 1856-1950
Ṣā, Pern̲ārṭ, 1856-1950
Šau, Bernard.
Šau, Ǧūrǧ Barnārd 1856-1950
Shāʾ, Jārj Birnārḍ, 1856-1950
Shaw, Bernard.
Shaw, Bernardo, 1856-1950
Shaw, Bernd 1856-1950
Shaw, Bernhard, 1856-1950
Shaw, G. B.
Shaw, G. B., 1856-1950
Shaw, G. B. (George Bernard), 1856-1950
Shaw, G. Bernard
Shaw, G. Bernard, 1856-1950
Shaw, G. Bernard (George Bernard), 1856-1950
Shaw, G. Bernarrd.
Shaw, George B. 1856-1950
Shaw, George Bernard.
Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950
Shaw, George Bernhard, 1856-1950
Shaw, Giorgio Bernardo, 1856-1950
Shiyou, Baanādo, 1856-1950
Shō, Bānādo, 1856-1950
Sho, Xhorxh Bernard
Shou, Bernard, 1856-1950
Shou, Dzhordzh Bernard, 1856-1950
Shou, Xhorxh Bernard
Shū, Birnārd, 1856-1950
Šo, Bernard, 1856-1950
Šo, G. Bernard
Šou, Bernar, 1856-1950
Šou, Bernard.
Šou, Bernard, 1856-1950
Šou, DžordžBernard 1856-1950
Sou, Mpernarnt 1856-1950
Šovs, Bernards, 1856-1950
Šovs, Džordžs Bernards, 1856-1950
Szou, Bernard.
Szou, Bernard, 1856-1950
Xiao, Baina, 1856-1950
Шоу, Бернард, 1856-1950
Шоу, Джордж Бернард, 1856-1950
שאאו, בערנארד
שאו, בערנארד
שאו, בערנארד, 1856־1950
שאו, ברנארד
שאו, ברנארד, 1950־1856
שאו, ברנרד
שאו, ג׳ורג׳ ברנרד
برنارد شو
برنارد شو، 1856-1950 م.
برنارد شو، جورج، 1856-1950 م.
جورج برنارد شو، 1856-1950
شو، برنارد، 1856-1950
شو، جورج برنارد
شو، جورج برنارد، 1856-1950.
ショー, バーナード
ショウ, バァナード
シヨオ, バーナード
萧伯纳, 1856-1950
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Multiple languages (2)
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