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Book cover: Major BarbaraMajor Barbara
by - ManyBooks ,
Major Barbara is a three act play, one of Shaw's most Controversial works. An Officer of The Salvation Army, Major Barbara, becomes disillusioned when her Christian denomination accepts money from an armaments manufacturer and a whiskey distiller.
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Book cover: The Devil's DiscipleThe Devil's Disciple
by - ManyBooks ,
The play tells the story of Richard Dudgeon, a local outcast and self-proclaimed 'Devil's disciple'. In a twist characteristic of Shaw's love of paradox, Dudgeon sacrifices himself in a Christ-like gesture despite his professed Infernal allegiance.
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Book cover: The Importance of Being EarnestThe Importance of Being Earnest
by - Project Gutenberg ,
Farcical comedy in which the protagonists maintain fictitious personae in order to escape social obligations. Working within the social conventions of late Victorian London, the play's major theme is the triviality with which it treats institutions.
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Book cover: PygmalionPygmalion
by - [email protected] ,
An idealistic professor transforms an unsophisticated girl into a refined young lady in this classic drama set in turn-of-the-century London. The original story of Pygmalion is drawn from Greek mythology. This is a modern-day retelling of this myth.
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Book cover: The Devil is an AssThe Devil is an Ass
by - H. Holt ,
Jonson's work is renowned for its wit and biting social commentary. The play abounds with unscrupulous characters, con men, and gullible dupes. Several subplots involving deceit and trickery are successfully interwoven, creating an enjoyable comedy.
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Book cover: A Doll's HouseA Doll's House
by - [email protected] ,
A Doll's House was written in 1879. It's critical view of victorian marriage is now seen as being educational. This work is known for its unconventional ending, which ends in a discussion instead of an unraveling, which are common in most plays.
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