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Plays Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses/The Philanderer/Mrs. Warren's Profession (Bernard Shaw Library)

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Publisher Comments:

"I had no taste for what is called popular art, no respect for popular morality, no belief in popular religion, no admiration for popular heroics"

With Plays Unpleasant, therefore, Shaw broke all the rules governing how a playwright should entertain his audience. In Widower's Houses, Harry Trench is engaged to brisk Blanche Sartorius. When he realizes that her father is a slum landlord, Harry questions whether he and Blanche have a future together. Charismatic Leonard Charteris is the philanderer who proposes marriage to Grace, while still involved with the beautiful Julia Craven. But Julia is not inclined to surrender him so easily. In Mrs Warren's Profession, Vivie discovers that her mother's immoral earnings have paid for her genteel upbringing. Will she be able to accept her mother for herself?

These plays, as David Edgar says, deal with "the conflict between youthful ideals and economics realities, the drawbacks of promiscuity and the perils of matrimony, the duties of women to others and themselves, the necessity for and the costs of revolt. What could be more eternal than that?"

The definitive text under the editorial supervision by Dan H. Laurence

Synopsis:

The plays collected in this text deal with the conflict between youthful ideas and economic realities, social expansions and the necessity for revolt.

Synopsis:

New "PC" edition with introduction by David Edgar.

Synopsis:

With the plays in this 1898 collection-Widower's Houses, The Philanderer, and Mrs. Warren's Profession-Shaw challenges his audiences' moral complacency in the face of serious social problems and inequities.

Table of Contents

Plays Unpleasant Introduction

Preface

Plays Unpleasant

Widowers' Houses

The Philanderer

Mrs. Warren's Profession

Principal Works of Bernard Shaw

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140437935
Introduction:
Edgar, David
Author:
Shaw, Bernard
Introduction by:
Edgar, David
Introduction:
Edgar, David
Author:
Edgar, David
Author:
Laurence, Dan H.
Author:
Shaw, George Bernard
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Social problems
Subject:
Social conflict
Subject:
British & Irish
Subject:
General Drama
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Bernard Shaw Library
Series Volume:
chih 2
Publication Date:
20010131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.82x5.08x.74 in. .53 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , The plays collected in this text deal with the conflict between youthful ideas and economic realities, social expansions and the necessity for revolt.
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"Synopsis" by , With the plays in this 1898 collection-Widower's Houses, The Philanderer, and Mrs. Warren's Profession-Shaw challenges his audiences' moral complacency in the face of serious social problems and inequities.
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