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Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

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Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by Bernard Shaw( Book )

615 editions published between 1910 and 2015 in 14 languages and held by 5,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the trial, career, and execution of Joan of Arc
Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw( Book )

598 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 5,365 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 )

358 editions published between 1913 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 4,905 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
Androcles and the lion; an old fable renovated by Bernard Shaw( Book )

350 editions published between 1911 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 4,487 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
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

313 editions published between 1881 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 3,388 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other
Back to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuch by Bernard Shaw( Book )

276 editions published between 1912 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A classic play in which right-thinking people evolve by determined effort into superhumans, eventually being able to look forward to the day when they may cast off the shackles of vulgar matter and become perfect beings of "pure energy."
Bernard Shaw's Arms and the man : a composite production book by Bernard Shaw( Book )

410 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the man starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small provincial town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius. The men may all be heroes - or fools, since this is Shaw's comic view of Balkan chivalry, but the women are definitely more than their match
The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism by Bernard Shaw( Book )

179 editions published between 1927 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published by Constable in 1928
Heartbreak house ; Great Catherine ; and playlets of the war by Bernard Shaw( Book )

252 editions published between 1917 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,842 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Into the eccentric household of Captain Shotover and his daughter Hesione comes Ellie Dunn, a young woman ready to marry for money rather than love. Hesione protests vigorously, but her rakish husband, Hector, snobbish sister, Ariadne, and the wealthy industrialist Boss Mangan have also joined the house-party and opinion becomes divided on the matter. Should financial concerns take priority over romantic ones, or should we hold on to our ideals, regardless of the consequences?"--Jacket
Caesar and Cleopatra : a history by Bernard Shaw( Book )

281 editions published between 1898 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,696 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
Three plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Book )

273 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 2,594 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."--Jacket
The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw( Book )

194 editions published between 1896 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,558 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
New Fabian essays by R. H. S Crossman( Book )

183 editions published between 1889 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 2,404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Plays unpleasant by Bernard Shaw( Book )

258 editions published between 1898 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 2,269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With Plays Unpleasant, Shaw challenged his audiences' moral complacency. In Widowers' Houses, Harry Trench is engaged to brisk Blanche Sartorius. When he realizes that her father is a slum landlord, Harry questions whether he and Blanche have a future together. In The Philanderer, charismatic Leonard Charteris proposes marriage to Grace, while still involved with the beautiful Julia Craven. But Julia is not inclined to surrender him so easily. While in Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie is forced to reconsider the direction of her own life when she discovers that it is her mother's immoral earnings which have paid for her genteel upbringing."--Jacket
Cashel Byron's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

249 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 2,225 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
The quintessence of Ibsenism; now completed to the death of Ibsen by Bernard Shaw( Book )

142 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,210 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."
Seven plays by Bernard Shaw( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 2,200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These plays are included in this volume: Caesar and Cleopatra, Mrs. Warren's Profession; Arms and the Man; Candida; saint Joan; Man and Superman and the Devil's Disiple
Candida : a pleasant play by Bernard Shaw( Book )

293 editions published between 1894 and 2013 in 14 languages and held by 2,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Candida centers on a romantic triangle and parodies courtly love and the domestic drama of Ibsen. It abounds with classical allusions, the fervor of a religious revival, and poetic inspiration and aspirations."--Publisher's description
An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw( Book )

181 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sidney Trefusis is a proselytizing socialist. Armed with irony and paradox, he is determined to overthrow a society riddled with class and sexual exploitation. Henrietta, his adoring wife, "loves" him: he must abandon her. Son of a millionaire, he gives up everything to pose as an "umble peasant". But when this unsocial socialist goes to work as a gardener in the vicinity of a girls' school he meets his match -- for Agatha Wylie is a new kind of woman, perfectly armed: and she doesn't love him. With the character of his clown-prophet Trefusis, George Bernard Shaw presented for the first time his view of what the relationship between the sexes should be
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

73 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the slums, Eliza Doolittle, who has a strong Cockney accent. Can Higgins turn Eliza into a duchess? And will Eliza care to remain a lady for long? When the humble flower girl blossoms into the toast of London's elite, her teacher may have a lesson or two to learn himself
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The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring
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Bassetto, Corno di

Bassetto, Corno di 1856-1950

Birnārd Shū 1856-1950

Cā, Pern̲āṭ 1856-1950

Corc Bernard Şou

Corno di Bassetto.

Corno di Bassetto 1856-1950

Di Bassetto, Corno

Di Bassetto, Corno 1856-1950

DiBassetto, Corno 1856-1950

Džordžs Bernards Šovs

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature 1856-1950

George Bernard Shaw dramaturg i prozaik irlandzki, noblista

George Bernard Shaw dramaturge et scénariste irlandais

George Bernard Shaw escritor irlandés, ganador del Premio Nobel de literatura en 1925 y del Óscar en 1938

George Bernard Shaw irisch-britischer Dramatiker, Politiker, Satiriker, Musikkritiker und Pazifist

George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright

George Bernard Shaw Irlandes a dramaturgo

George Bernard Shaw muziekcriticus uit Ierland (1856-1950)

George Bernard Shaw scrittore, drammaturgo e aforista irlandese

Georgius Bernardus Shavius

Hsiao, Pai-na

Hsiao, Po-na

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

Šaw, Geʾorge Bernard 1856-1950

Shāʾ, Jārj Birnārḍ 1856-1950

Shaw B. 1856-1950

Shaw , Bernard

Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

Shaw , Bernard George

Shaw, Bernardo 1856-1950

Shaw, Bernd 1856-1950

Shaw, Bernhard

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, George B.

Shaw, George B. 1856-1950

Shaw, George Bernard

Shaw George Bernard 1856-1950

Shaw, George Bernhard 1856-1950

Shaw, Giorgio Bernardo 1856-1950

Shawa, G.B.

Shiyou, Baanādo 1856-1950

Shō, Bānādo 1856-1950

Sho, Xhorxh Bernard

Shou, 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

Xiao, Baina 1856-1950

Xiao, Bona

Xiaobona 1856-1950

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Бернард Шоу

Джордж Бернард Шоу Британский писатель, романист, драматург, лауреат Нобелевской премии в области литературы, общественный деятель

Джордж Бърнард Шоу

Джордж Бэрнард Шоў

Шау Б. 1856-1950

Шо Б. 1856-1950


Шоу Б. 1856-1950

Шоу, Бернард

Шоу, Бернард 1856-1950

Шоу Д. Б. 1856-1950

Шоу, Джордж Бернард 1856-1950

Џорџ Бернард Шо

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ג'ורג' ברנרד שו

ג'ורג' ברנרד שו מחזאי ומסאי אירי

שאאו, בערנארד

שאו, בערנארד

שאו, בערנארד 1856־1950

שאו, ברנארד

שאו, ברנארד 1950־1856

שאו, ברנרד

שאו, ג' ברנארד

שאו, ג׳ורג׳ ברנרד

שו, ג'ורג' ברנארד

שו, ג'ורג' ברנרד 1856-1950

برنارد شو

برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جارج برنارڈ شا

جورج برنارد شاو

جورج برنارد شو

جورج برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جۆرج بێرنارد شۆ

شو، برنارد، ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠

شو، جورج برنارد، ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠

जर्ज बर्नाड शा

जोर्ज बर्नार्ड शा

জর্জ বার্নার্ড শ'

ਜਾਰਜ ਬਰਨਾਰਡ ਸ਼ਾ

ஜார்ஜ் பெர்னாட் ஷா

జార్జి బెర్నార్డ్ షా

ಜಾರ್ಜ್ ಬರ್ನಾರ್ಡ್ ಷಾ

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จอร์จ เบอร์นาร์ด ชอว์

ဂျော့ရှ် ဘားနတ်ရှော

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소, 백납 1856-1950

쇼, 버나드 1856-1950

쇼, 조지 버나드 1856-1950

쇼오, 바아너드 1856-1950

쇼오, 버나드 1856-1950

쇼오, 버너드 1856-1950

쇼우, G. B. 1856-1950

쇼우, 조지, 버나드 1856-1950

쇼우, 쪼오지 뻐어나드 1856-1950

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ショー, ジョージ・バーナード

ショー, バーナード

ショウ, バァナァド

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シヨオ, バーナード

蕭, 伯納


萧伯纳 1856-1950

蕭伯納, G

蕭伯納, 喬治

Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophyPygmalion : a romance in five actsAndrocles and the lion; an old fable renovatedMajor BarbaraBack to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuchBernard Shaw's Arms and the man : a composite production bookThe intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalismHeartbreak house ; Great Catherine ; and playlets of the war