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Plays Unpleasant - Short Play

Plays Unpleasant

Bernard Shaw

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Short Play

5m, 3f

ISBN: 9780140437935

Includes the plays "Widowers' Houses", "The Philanderer", and "Mrs Warren's Profession".

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$14.00
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With "Plays Unpleasant", Shaw issued a radical challenge to his audiences' complacency and exposed social evils through his dramatization of the moral conflicts between youthful idealism and economic reality, promiscuity and marriage, and the duties of women to others and to themselves. His first play, "Widowers' Houses", depicts Harry Trench's dilemma on learning that the inheritance of his fiancee comes from her father's income as a slum landlord. In "The Philanderer", charismatic Leonard Charteris proposes marriage to Grace, while he is still involved with the beautiful Julia Craven - who is not inclined to give him up so easily. And in "Mrs Warren's Profession", Vivie Warren is forced to reconsider her own future when she discovers that her mother's immoral earnings funded her genteel upbringing.
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5m, 3f

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Bernard  Shaw

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for ... view full profile

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