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Length: 192 Pages
Dimensions: 1mm x 1mm x 1mm
Shaw's humorous satire of the medical profession.
BERNARD SHAW was born in Dublin in 1856. After his arrival in London in 1876 he became an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He wrote on many social aspects of the day: on <I>Common Sense about the War</I> (1914), <I>How to Settle the Irish Question</I> (1917) and <I>The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism</I> (1928). He undertook his own education at the British Museum and consequently became keenly interested in cultural subjects. Thus his prolific output included music, art and theatre reviews, which were collected into several volumes such as <I>Music in London 1890–1894</I> (3 vols, 1931); <I>Pen Portraits and Reviews</I> (1931); and <I>Our Theatres in the Nineties</I> (3 vols, 1931). He also wrote five novels and some shorter fiction, including <I>The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales</I> and <I>Cashel Byron’s Profession</I>, both published in Penguin’s Bernard Shaw Library. He conducted a strong attack on the London theatre and was closely associated with the intellectual revival of British theatre. His plays fall into several categories: ‘Plays Pleasant’; ‘Plays Unpleasant’; comedies; chronicle-plays; ‘metabiological Pentateuch’ (<I>Back to Methuselah, a series of plays</I>); and ‘political extravaganzas’. Bernard Shaw died in 1950.
Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He was strongly critical of London theatre and closely associated with the intellectual revival of British drama. Dan H. Laurence (series editor) has edited Shaw's Collected Letters and Collected Plays with their Prefaces. Imogen Stubbs is an actress and has played leading roles on stage, television and in film. Joley Wood has taught Anglo-Irish literature at Trinity College, Dublin.
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