Shaw, George Bernard - Irish Playwright of "Pygmalion"
Arms and the Man
Plot summary and character analysis of "Arms and the Man" a comedy by George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw - Biography
Biography of Irish / British playwright George Bernard Shaw, author of over sixty plays including "Pygmalion / My Fair Lady," "Man and Superman," "Saint Joan," "Major Barbara," and "Heartbreak House."
George Bernard Shaw began his writing career as a critic. First, he reviewed music. Then, he branched out and became a theater critic. He must have been disappointed with his contemporary playwrights because he began writing his own dramatic works in the late 1800s.
Many consider Shaw’s body of work to be second only to Shakespeare.…
"Pygmalion" Monologues and Scenes
Among the scores of plays written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion is the most famous and most cherished comedy. First performed in 1913, it went on to become an Oscar winning film in 1938. Nearly two decades later it was adapted into a hugely successful musical by the songwriting team Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe.
The following are some of the wittiest m…
Characters and Themes of "Man and Superman"
Sample of a well-crafted student-written essay by Elliot Staudt. The essay analyzes the themes found in George Bernard Shaw's play, Man and Superman. It explores Nietzsche's philosophy and the political goelas of the Fabian Society.