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Major Barbara

Author: Bernard Shaw; Nicholas Grene
Publisher: London : Methuen Drama, 2008.
Series: New mermaids (London (England))
Edition/Format:   Print book : Drama : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Major Barbara, Bernard Shaw's story of the conversion contest between the arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his daughter, the Salvation Army Major, is a provocative dramatization of the relationship between money, power, and moral purpose. A landmark in the history of British theatre when first produced at the Royal Court in 1905, it remains strikingly relevant today, when recent history has repeatedly  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Drama
Named Person: Bernard Shaw
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bernard Shaw; Nicholas Grene
ISBN: 9780713679953 0713679956
OCLC Number: 183916364
Notes: "This edition includes Shaw's definitive text and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date. A lengthy introduction traces the history of the text from manuscript drafts to the famous 1941 wartime film version ..."--Back cover.
Description: xxxviii, 167 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Title: New mermaids (London (England))
Responsibility: Bernard Shaw ; edited by Nicholas Grene.

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Major Barbara is one of Shaw's most serious and important plays. The story of the contest between the arms manufacturer Andrew Undershaft and his daughter, the Salvation Army Major Barbara , is a  Read more...

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