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George Bernard Shaw : Bloom's Major Dramatists - Prof. Harold Bloom

George Bernard Shaw

Bloom's Major Dramatists

By: Prof. Harold Bloom (Editor)

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- History's greatest playwrights are covered in one set- Expert analyses by Harold Bloom and other notable critics- Ideal for class use- A must for all serious students of literature- Edited by an award-winning writer/educatorEach Volume, Covering Three To Five Plays, Includes: - User's guide- Editor's note and introduction by Harold Bloom- A comprehensive biography of the playwright- Detailed plot summaries of each play- Extracts from important critical essays that examine important aspects of each work- A complete bibliography of the writer's plays- A list of critical works about the playwright and his works- An index of themes and ideas covered in the plays

User's Guidep. 7
Editor's Notep. 8
Introductionp. 9
Biography of George Bernard Shawp. 12
Plot Summary of Man and Supermanp. 16
List of Characters in Man and Supermanp. 25
Critical Views on Man and Supermanp. 27
The Staging of the Playp. 27
Ann Whitefield and Hedda Gablerp. 28
Feminist Criticism of Man and Supermanp. 29
"Rikki-Tikki-Tavi" and Shaw's Womenp. 31
Ideology in Man and Supermanp. 32
The Play's Dream Sequencep. 34
Idealism in the Playp. 36
Plot summary of Major Barbarap. 38
List of Characters in Major Barbarap. 45
Critical Views on Major Barbarap. 47
Revising the Playp. 47
Politics and Major Barbarap. 48
Wagner's Influence on Shawp. 50
The Spirituality of Barbara and Cusinsp. 52
Shaw and the Lord's Prayerp. 53
Unequal Social Pairings in the Playp. 55
Determination in Major Barbarap. 56
Plot Summary of Pygmalionp. 58
List of Characters in Pygmalionp. 68
Critical Views on Pygmalionp. 70
Pygmalionp. 70
Eliza's Growth and Higgins' Stagnationp. 72
Eliza, Clara, and Class Antagonismsp. 73
The Film Version of Pygmalionp. 75
Shaw and the Social Systemp. 77
England's Class Systemp. 79
Plot Summary of Saint Joanp. 82
List of Characters in Saint Joanp. 90
Critical Views on Saint Joanp. 92
Pronunciation in the Playp. 92
Influences on the Playp. 92
Historical Misrepresentation in Saint Joanp. 94
Joan as a Rebelp. 96
Joan and John the Baptistp. 97
Joan as Protestantp. 98
The Anti-English Element in the Playp. 100
Works by George Bernard Shawp. 102
Works about Shaw and His Playsp. 104
Index of Themes and Ideasp. 107
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ISBN: 9780791052372
ISBN-10: 0791052370
Series: Bloom's Major Dramatists
Audience: General
For Ages: 15 - 18 years old
For Grades: 10 - 12
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 120
Published: 1st September 1999
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.0 x 15.88  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.7