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Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

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Pygmalion : a romance in five acts by Bernard Shaw( Book )

505 editions published between 1913 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 5,300 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
Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophy by Bernard Shaw( Book )

445 editions published between 1903 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 4,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Saint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogue by Bernard Shaw( Book )

380 editions published between 1910 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 4,162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatizes the trial, career, and execution of Joan of Arc
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

461 editions published between 1905 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,636 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 )

247 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,944 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."
Androcles and the lion : an old fable renovated by Bernard Shaw( Book )

327 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 2,631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A retelling of the consequences following the meeting of Androcles, the slave, and a wounded lion
Three plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Book )

346 editions published between 1898 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,586 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
Caesar and Cleopatra : a history by Bernard Shaw( Book )

319 editions published between 1898 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 2,429 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
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Book )

581 editions published between 1912 and 2017 in 26 languages and held by 2,360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society
Plays: pleasant and unpleasant by Bernard Shaw( Book )

151 editions published between 1898 and 1957 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For contents, see Author Catalog
The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw( Book )

167 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,151 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
Seven plays by Bernard Shaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 2,122 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
The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism by Bernard Shaw( Book )

122 editions published between 1900 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kapitalismus
Cashel Byron's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

210 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 1,966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Cashel, a rebellious schoolboy with an unsympathetic mother, runs away to Australia where he becomes a famed prizefighter. He returns to England for a boxing match, and falls in love with erudite and wealthy Lydia Carew. Lydia, drawn by sheer animal magnetism, eventually consents to marry despite the disparity of their social positions. This breach of propriety is nullified by the unpresaged discovery that Cashel is of noble lineage and heir to a fortune comparable to Lydia's. With those barriers to happiness removed, the couple settles down to prosaic family life with Lydia dominant; Cashel attains a seat in Parliament. In this novel Shaw first expresses his conviction that productive land and all other natural resources should belong to everyone in common, rather than being owned and exploited privately." -- wikipedia.org
Complete plays with prefaces / Bernard Shaw by Bernard Shaw( Book )

16 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 1,920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vol. 1: Pygmalion - Major Barbara - Heartbreak House - Captain Brasshound's Conversion - Man of destiny - Buoyant Billions
Androcles and the lion; Overruled; Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Book )

106 editions published between 1911 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 skuespil med forfatterens forord samt forfatterens bud på en fortsættelse til skuespillet Pygmalion
My fair lady by George Cukor( Visual )

111 editions published between 1964 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 1,195 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
An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw( Book )

89 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,157 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
Heartbreak House : a fantasia in the Russian manner on English themes by Bernard Shaw( Book )

103 editions published between 1916 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,040 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
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

169 editions published between 1894 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Bernard Shaw's early plays of social protest, Mrs. Warren's Profession places the protagonist's decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw's fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional mrality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable." "This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw's prefaces to the play; Shaw's expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women's education, and the "New Woman.""--Jacket
 
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Pygmalion : a romance in five acts
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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

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature 1856-1950

George Bernard Shaw anglický dramatik, prozaik a esejista irského původu

George Bernard Shaw dramaturg i prozaik irlandzki, noblista

George Bernard Shaw dramaturg irlandès

George Bernard Shaw dramaturge et scénariste irlandais

George Bernard Shaw dramaturgo irlandés

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

George Bernard Shaw Ilanda mama llaqtayuq qillqaq

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

George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright

George Bernard Shaw irlanda anglalingva verkisto kaj filozofo

George Bernard Shaw Irlandes a dramaturgo

George Bernard Shaw Irlandiya jacha marka qillqiri

George Bernard Shaw muziekcriticus uit Ierland (1856-1950)

George Bernard Shaw scrittore, drammaturgo e aforista irlandese

Georgius Bernardus Shavius

Hisiao, Pone 1856-1950

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.

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

Šoʾʾw, Beʿrnaʾrd 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

Шау Б. 1856-1950

Шо Б

Шо Б. 1856-1950

Шо, Бернард, 1856-1950

Шоу

Шоу Б

Шоу Б. 1856-1950

Шоу, Бернард

Шоу, Бернард 1856-1950

Шоу Д. Б

Шоу Д. Б. 1856-1950

Шоу, Джордж Бернард

Шоу, Джордж Бернард 1856-1950

Џорџ Бернард Шо

Ҷорҷ Бернард Шоу

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ג'ורג' ברנרד שו מחזאי ומסאי אירי

שאאו, בערנארד

שאו, בערנארד

שאו, בערנארד 1856־1950

שאו, ברנארד

שאו, ברנארד, 1856-1950

שאו, ברנארד 1950־1856

שאו, ברנרד

שאו, ג' ברנארד

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שו, ג'ורג' ברנארד

שו, ג'ורג' ברנרד 1856-1950

برنارد شو

برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جارج برنارڈ شا

جارج برنارڊشا

جرج برنارد شاو

جورج برنارد شاو

جورج برنارد شاو منتقد ادبی و نمایش نامه نویس ایرلندی

جورج برنارد شو

جورج برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جورج برنارد شو كاتب مسرحي أيرلندي

جۆرج بێرنارد شۆ

شو، برنارد، 1856-1950

شو، جورج برنارد، 1856-1950

जर्ज बर्नाड शा

जोर्ज बर्नार्ड शा

জর্জ বার্নার্ড শ'

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ਜਾਰਜ ਬਰਨਾਰਡ ਸ਼ਾ

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จอร์จ เบอร์นาร์ด ชอว์

ဂျော့ရှ် ဘားနတ်ရှော

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소, 백납 1856-1950

쇼, G. 버나드 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

조지 버나드 쇼

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ショー

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

ショウ, バァナード

ショウ, バナァド

ジョージ・バーナード・ショー

シヨオ, バーナード

蕭, 伯納

蕭伯納

萧伯纳 1856-1950

蕭伯納, G

蕭伯納, 喬治

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Man and superman : [a comedy and a philosophySaint Joan : a chronicle play in six scenes and an epilogueMajor BarbaraBack to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuchAndrocles and the lion : an old fable renovatedThree plays for PuritansCaesar and Cleopatra : a historyPygmalion