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Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy - Short Play, Comedy

Man and Superman: A Comedy and a Philosophy

Bernard Shaw

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Short Play, Comedy

6m, 5f

ISBN: 9780140437881

Explores the role of the artist, the function of women in society, and the author's theory of Creative Evolution. This title intends to expose the eternal struggle between the sexes.

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Short Play

Comedy

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College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Professional Theatre, Reader's Theatre

Shaw began writing "Man and Superman" in 1901 and determined to write a play that would encapsulate the new century's intellectual inheritance. Shaw drew not only on Byron's verse satire, but also on Shakespeare, the Victorian comedy fashionable in his early life, and from authors from Conan Doyle to Kipling. In this powerful drama of ideas, Shaw explores the role of the artist, the function of women in society, and his theory of Creative Evolution. As Stanley Weintraub says in his new introduction, this is 'the first great twentieth-century English play' and remains a classic expose of the eternal struggle between the sexes.
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6m, 5f

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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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