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Shaw, Bernard 1856-1950

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Saint Joan. Major Barbara. Androcles and the lion by Bernard Shaw( Book )

480 editions published between 1910 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 7,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The play depicts the trial, burning at the stake, and canonization of Joan of Arc
Pygmalion : a romance in five acts by Bernard Shaw( Book )

477 editions published between 1900 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 5,549 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 )

621 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 9 languages and held by 5,367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Shaw's classic battle of the sexes, John Tanner flees when Ann Whitefield declares her intention to marry him
Androcles and the lion : an old fable renovated by Bernard Shaw( Book )

445 editions published between 1911 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 4,659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the fable about a Greek tailor's conversion to Christianity, his befriending of a lion, and gladiatorial experience in Nero's Coliseum
Plays: pleasant and unpleasant by Bernard Shaw( Book )

430 editions published between 1897 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 3,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the man - Candida - The man of destiny - You never can tell
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Book )

383 editions published between 1905 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 3,111 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
The doctor's dilemma ; Getting married ; and the shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by Bernard Shaw( Book )

413 editions published between 1906 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,981 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

3 skuespil, alle med forfatterens forord
Back to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuch by Bernard Shaw( Book )

213 editions published between 1912 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,905 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."
Three plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Book )

361 editions published between 1898 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,761 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
Arms and the man : a pleasant play by Bernard Shaw( Book )

400 editions published between 1894 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,714 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Arms and the man starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small provincial town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true- life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancie Sergius. The men may all be heroes - or fools, since this is Shaw's comic view of Balkan chivalry, but the women are definitely more than their match
The perfect Wagnerite; a commentary on the Niblung's ring by Bernard Shaw( Book )

188 editions published between 1898 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,316 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
The quintessence of Ibsenism : now completed to the death of Ibsen by Bernard Shaw( Book )

143 editions published between 1891 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En analyse af skuespillene: Brand, Peer Gynt, Kejser og galilæer, De unges forbund, Samfundets støtter, Et dukkehus, Gengangere, En folkefjende, Vildanden, Rosmersholm, Fruen fra havet, Hedda Gabler
Seven plays by Bernard Shaw( Book )

8 editions published between 1900 and 1967 in English and held by 2,232 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
Cashel Byron's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

254 editions published between 1800 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 2,156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"After poleaxing his mathematics master with a perfect right, Cashel Byron, the unloved son of a successful actress, runs away to Australia. He returns to England and becomes the most famous prizefighter of his age, only to be floored himself by the lovely and impossible Lydia Carew. Can Lydia, with her reputation for vast learning and exquisite culture, be wooed by the ruffian Cashel? Can Cashel successfully hide his illegal professional?"--B & N
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Book )

480 editions published between 1912 and 2014 in 25 languages and held by 2,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society
Complete plays, with prefaces by Bernard Shaw( Book )

10 editions published between 1962 and 1963 in English and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ellen Terry and Bernard Shaw : a correspondence by Ellen Terry( Book )

66 editions published between 1931 and 1981 in 3 languages and held by 1,994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brevveksling mellem den engelske skuespillerinde Ellen Terry (1847-1928) og forfatteren George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
Two plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Book )

218 editions published between 1897 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 1,831 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man takes sides with the Devil against straight laced Puritan respectability in the threatening days of the Revolutionary War
An unsocial socialist by Bernard Shaw( Book )

192 editions published between 1887 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,743 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 )

94 editions published between 1916 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,176 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
 
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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

DiBassetto, Corno 1856-1950

Džordžs Bernards Šovs

Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature 1856-1950

George Bernard Shaw dramaturg i prozaik irlandzki, noblista

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

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

George Bernard Shaw Irish playwright

George Bernard Shaw Irlandes a dramaturgo

George Bernard Shaw scrittore, drammaturgo e aforista irlandese

Georgius Bernardus Shavius

Hsiao, Po-na 1856-1950

Pern̲ārṭuṣā 1856-1950

Pern̲āṭṣā 1856-1950

Ṣā, Jārj Pern̲ārṭu 1856-1950

Ṣā, Pern̲ārṭ 1856-1950

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Šau, Ǧūrǧ Barnārd 1856-1950

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Shaw, George Bernhard 1856-1950

Shaw, Giorgio Bernardo 1856-1950

Shaw, Stella

Shiyou, Baanādo 1856-1950

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Sho, Xhorxh Bernard

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Šo, G. Bernard

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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

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Шоу, Бернард 1856-1950

Шоу, Джордж Бернард 1856-1950

Џорџ Бернард Шо

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ג'ורג' ברנרד שו

שאאו, בערנארד

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שאו, בערנארד 1856־1950

שאו, ברנארד

שאו, ברנארד 1950־1856

שאו, ברנרד

שאו, ג' ברנארד

שאו, ג׳ורג׳ ברנרד

שו, ג'ורג' ברנארד

שו, ג'ורג' ברנרד 1856-1950

برنارد شو

برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جارج برنارڈ شا

جورج برنارد شاو

جورج برنارد شو

جورج برنارد شو، 1856-1950

جۆرج بێرنارد شۆ

شو، برنارد، ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠

شو، جورج برنارد، ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠

जर्ज बर्नाड शा

जार्ज बर्नार्ड शा

জর্জ বার্নার্ড শ'

ਜਾਰਜ ਬਰਨਾਰਡ ਸ਼ਾ

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జార్జి బెర్నార్డ్ షా

ಜಾರ್ಜ್ ಬರ್ನಾರ್ಡ್ ಷಾ

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ජෝර්ජ් බර්නාඩ් ෂෝ

จอร์จ เบอร์นาร์ด ชอว์

ဂျော့ရှ် ဘားနတ်ရှော

ჯორჯ ბერნარდ შოუ

조지 버나드 쇼

ショー, バーナード

ショウ, バァナード

ジョージ・バーナード・ショー

シヨオ, バーナード

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萧伯纳 1856-1950

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Pygmalion : a romance in five actsMan and superman : [a comedy and a philosophyAndrocles and the lion : an old fable renovatedPlays: pleasant and unpleasantMajor BarbaraThe doctor's dilemma ; Getting married ; and the shewing-up of Blanco PosnetBack to Methuselah : a metabiological pentateuchThree plays for Puritans