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  • The Battle for Space in Shaw

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    The Battle for Space in Shaw "Groups, classes or fractions of classes cannot constitute themselves or recognize one another as ‘subjects’ unless they generate (or produce) a space. Ideas, representation, or values which do not succeed in making their mark on space….will lose all pith and become mere sign…Space’s investment - the production of space – has nothing incidental about it: it is a matter of life and death." Henri Lefebve, The Production of Space Lefebvre's quote speaks of the production

  • 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

  • George Brenard Shaw

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    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, Elinour Agness, 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 also went to many schools while living in

  • 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

  • A Discussion of Freedom by Shaw

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    FREEDOM George Bernard Shaw "My conscience is the genuine pulpit article, it annoys me to see people comfortable when they ought to be uncomfortable; and I insist on making them think in order to bring them to a conviction of sin." -----Shaw. The above quoted lines show us the uncompromising character of the man who never thought idealistically about literature, that is to say, one who never romanticized it. He considered all literature to be journalistic and his purpose was to convert the

  • 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

  • Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

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    Analysis of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw "Arms and the Man" starts with gunfire on a dark street in a small town. The romantic and willful Raina is about to begin her true-life adventure by sheltering the handsome fugitive Bluntschli, enemy of her equally handsome fiancé Sergius The setting of the play is in war-torn Bulgaria, and focuses not only on the romance between the young people of the play, but the atrocities that go on during war times and the ability of people not so very

  • Pygmalion, by George Bernard Shaw

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    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; the

  • Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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    The Metamorphosis of Eliza Doolittle in Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw The benefits of acquiring an education are not limited to the academic aspects often associated with it. Part of the edification it bestows includes being enabled to reach new insight, being empowered to cultivate a new awareness, and being endowed with a new understanding of life and of self. In Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, Eliza Doolittle experiences this type of enlightenment as the result of undergoing a drastic change

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