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  • Unnecessary In Saint Joan
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    Saint Joan is considered to be one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest works. The play deals with subject matter pertaining to events after the Death of Joan of Arc. In the play, Shaw avoids many problems identified by critics as prevalent in some of his other writing. Some have criticized Shaw, claiming that he tends to portray unrealistic archetypal characters, rather than well-rounded believable individuals. His plays have also been described as lacking action and being too didactic. In Saint J...
  • Bernard Shaws Pygmalion And Don Bluths Anastasia
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    Many people compare an English literary work to different movies of their time. An example of this is Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw. A story about a woman transformed into a spectacular beauty pushed into royalty, but never loses her identity, is very similar to a movie directed by Don Bluth called Anastasia. Bernard Shaws play Pygmalion and Don Bluths movie Anastasia, show that one can change a persons appearance, but the person deep within has never left the surface. The two have a large array of ...
  • Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw
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    BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He led a average school life, but his real education came from his strong foundation in music and painting, which he received at home (Bentley vi). Bernard, he never used the name "George", had a very impressive career. He wrote over fifty plays, many which are still widely preformed, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. Shaw died in 1950 in St. Lawrence, England (McNabb 4). Bernard Shaw was born...
  • Movie Shaw
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    Dan McDade Brother Gerry November 12, 2001 "Glory", the excellent war film about the first black regime, showed how a group of black men who first found bitterness between each other, rose above it and became one to form a group of black men that marched with pride not animosity. When dealing with a great film that involves African Americans, the roles have to be filled by strong black actors. Edward Zwick falls nothing short of this. The two black roles are filled by Denzel Washington and Morga...
  • Pygmalion And My Fair Lady
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    My Fair Lady and Pygmalion: Connections and Contrasts Through the years, countless film directors have adapted and recreated various novels and plays to make them ideal for the big-screen. In many cases, directors strive to keep their screenplay adaptations true to the original literature; however, viewers often find contrasts in certain areas of the film. George Bernard Shaw, author of the play Pygmalion, who had passed away prior to the production of My Fair Lady in 1964, therefore, he could n...
  • Life Of George Bernard Shaw
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    On the night of July 26th, 1856 one of the greatest playwrights in history, George Bernard Shaw, was born. George's mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly, was an aristocrat, while his father, George Gurly, was a poor alcoholic. Shaw had two sisters, Elin our Agnes, who died of tuberculosis at age 20, and Lucinda Frances who died of starvation at age 40. Both were spinsters and had no children. In Dublin the theatre was the only thing that actually interested, and had something to offer to Shaw. George...
  • Ten Of Shaws Plays
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    George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26, 1856. He lived with his lower middle class parents as the first son of three children. His father owned a failing corn milling business and had a serious drinking problem. Shaw realized the effect of his fathers poor money management and alcohol addiction at an early age. (Mazer 1) Although the family claimed gentility their precarious money situations and Shaws poor education caused an ever growing tension in his family. (Ganz 6-9) His...
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    George Bernard Shaw was an iconoclastic writer and speaker who embraced many subjects that his peers had not yet dared to embrace. He is considered to be the best and most significant playwright since William Shakespeare. His life and career were focused mainly on social reform. Bernard was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were mother Lucinda Elizabeth Gary and father George Carr Shaw. His father and grandfather were both alcoholics. His mother was from Carlow. She was a mus...
  • Shaw's Satiric Weapon
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    Bernard Shaw- the playwright... Ifor Evans the well-known critic introduces Bernard Shaw as "the greatest figure in English drama" in the 20th century. His major contribution, no doubt, is as a dramatist. He has to his credit more than fifty plays touching distinct aspects of life and society. But Shaw's greatness as a dramatist derives primarily from the fact that he had no major 19th C. British models on whom to base himself or to draw themes from; or in other words, his forays into the largel...
  • Shaw's Play
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    Arms and the Man is one of George Bernard Shaw's successfully written plays that have become predominant and globally renowned. Shaw's play leads itself to two themes that people can relate to, which are the importance of war and the essentials to true love and marriage. These themes are interwoven, for Shaw believed that while war is evil and stupid, and marriage desirable and good, both had become wrapped in romantic illusions which led to disastrous wars and also to unhappy marriages. 1 The t...

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