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  • Bernard Shaw

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    George Bernard Shaw is known by many as the most significant English playwright since the seventeenth century. He wrote fifty-seven plays in his lifetime, and a vast majority of them were revolutionary in their themes. On July 26, 1856, George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland. Shaw was the first son of his parents, George and Lucille, but had two sisters upon his arrival. Although they lived in Ireland, the Shaws were Protestants and George Bernard was baptized in the Church of England; however

  • Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw

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    "Pygmalion" by Bernard Shaw The word 'benefit' is defined as; 'a favourable or helpful factor or circumstance'. Many benefits are not immediately recognised, as they can be the result of something bad. In the play 'Pygmalion', by Bernard Shaw, Liza gains many benefits, but also disadvantages from her relationship with Higgins. Looking at benefits, she receives some beautiful clothes; 'I'm to have fashionable clothes' (p. 63), a good place to stay and financial ease. She meets other friends

  • George Bernard Shaw

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    George Bernard Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful merchant. His mother was a singer who left his father to teach a singing class in London. At the age of fourteen, Shaw left school to work in an agent’s office. In 1876, he went to London where, supported by his parents, he wrote five novels (Columbia). All five novels were written in Shaw’s youth and were about the subjects that interested him most at that time. Those subjects were marriage, the role of artists in society, and the order of society

  • Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw

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    Bernard Shaw Pygmalion A Romance in Five Acts 1. Summary of the Play, page 2 2. Introduction and Short Analysis of the Main Character, page 4 3. Interpretation, page 5 4. Additional Information, page 7 5. Literature and Links, page 8 1. Summary London at 11.15 a.m., on a rainy summer day. Everybody’s running for shelter because of the torrential storm. A bunch of people ist gathering in St. Pauls church, looking outside and waiting for the rain to stop. Among the crowd, there

  • Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

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    react in depression. In 1912, a play written by George Bernard Shaw talked about this same nature of love. Shaw wrote the play, Pygmalion, due to said reaction. However, the reasons why are somewhat ironic. One of the reasons why Shaw made the play was due to whether he believed in love or not. During the construction of the play, Shaw spoke of love repeatedly as he was a man who was in love when he wrote it. At that time, George Bernard Shaw was having an affair with an actress Patrick Campbell;

  • Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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    Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw's father, George Carr Shaw, was an alcoholic which meant not much money was spent on Shaw's education, therefore he was mainly self-taught, since he was self-taught he never had ideas forced upon him, this caused him to turn into a strong minded individual who expressed his opinions. He was a socialist and a critic who believed strongly in equality. Shaw wrote many plays, which expressed his opinions, one of the most famous being Pygmalion

  • Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

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    attributes, but rather one that deals completely with the time period of this age. During the nineteenth century, social classes dominated in England; it was a constant struggle for women to gain authority in these classes; Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw helps to demonstrate as well as rebuke this idea of inherited Social Classes (Trussler 980) The nineteenth century in England was that of a new age, the age of industrial revolution. During this time, advancement in technology and production of

  • The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw

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    The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme

  • Pygmalion a Play by Bernard Shaw

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    Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw’s most famous and beloved plays, which he published in London in 1912. This play was written during the Edwardian era which was characterised by major political, social and economical changes. Politically, the reign of king Edward VII witnessed a relative involvement of social segments such as labourers and women in political life. Socio-economically, the British society was marked by a strict and a clear-cut social class system in the early twentieth century. During

  • The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw

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    The Life and Career of George Bernard Shaw 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 Garly and father George Carr Shaw. His father and grandfather were both alcoholics