Man and Superman

by  Bernard Shaw

Short Play, Comedy  /  6m, 5f

Shaw's witty classic in which topics and institutions such as predatory women, motherhood, politics, moral progress, American millionaires, the rise of labor and man's coming dependence on the automobile are viewed as Shaw saw them. John Tanner, an opinionated, progressive and independent male, trie…

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Man and Superman

by  Bernard Shaw

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Shaw's witty classic in which topics and institutions such as predatory women, motherhood, politics, moral progress, American millionaires, the rise of labor and man's coming dependence on the automobile are viewed as Shaw saw them. John Tanner, an opinionated, progressive and independent male, tries frantically to escape wily Ann Whitefield, whose guardian he is. But Tanner finally submits to the inevitability of Shaw's "Life Force" personified in Ann.

Contains the third act DON JUAN IN HELL sequence.

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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 ...

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