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Arms and the man : a pleasant play

Author: Bernard Shaw; J P Wearing
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2008.
Series: New mermaids (London (England))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'Arms and the Man' has proved one of Shaw's most popular plays, challenging notions of romance, bravery, cowardice, patriotism and loyalty. This critical edition features numerous notes, an extended introduction exploring the play's theatrical and historical context, critical reactions, as well as Shaw's original preface.
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Genre/Form: Drama
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw; J P Wearing
ISBN: 9780713679984 0713679980
OCLC Number: 183916365
Description: lii, 117 pages : illustrations ; 20 cm.
Contents: Bernard Shaw : a chronology --
Introduction. The author --
Composition --
Influences and sources --
The play --
The premiere --
Shaw's response --
Stage history --
Note on the text --
Arms and the man. The persons of the play --
The scenes of the play --
Text --
Appendix I. Variant scenes --
Appendix II. Additional textual notes --
Appendix III. Excerpts from the preface to Plays pleasant.
Series Title: New mermaids (London (England))
Responsibility: Bernard Shaw ; edited by J.P. Wearing.

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