Study Guide to The Major Plays of George Bernard Shaw

Study Guide to The Major Plays of George Bernard Shaw

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A comprehensive study guide offering in-depth explanation, essay, and test prep for selected works by George Bernard Shaw, who is second only to Shakespeare in the eyes of British tradition. Titles in this study guide include Arms and the Man, Caesar and Cleopatra, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Pygmalion, Saint Joan, Candida, The Devil's Disciple, The Man of Destiny, Misalliance, Androcles and the Lion, and Heartbreak House.

As a playwright of the early twentieth century, George Barnard Shaw became a prominent figure in revolutionizing comedic drama. Moreover, his reinvigoration of the comedy of manners, drama of moral passion, and symbolic farce helped mold the theatre in his time and beyond. This Bright Notes Study Guide explores the context and history of George Bernard Shaw's classic work, helping students to thoroughly explore the reasons they have stood the literary test of time. Each Bright Notes Study Guide contains:

- Introductions to the Author and the Work
- Character Summaries
- Plot Guides
- Section and Chapter Overviews
- Test Essay and Study Q&As

The Bright Notes Study Guide series offers an in-depth tour of more than 275 classic works of literature, exploring characters, critical commentary, historical background, plots, and themes. This set of study guides encourages readers to dig deeper in their understanding by including essay questions and answers as well as topics for further research.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781645424260
Publisher: Dexterity
Publication date: 09/26/2020
Series: Bright Notes
Edition description: 5th ed.
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 964,887
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.44(d)

About the Author

Intelligent Education is a learning company with a mission to publish accessible resources and digital tools to educate the world. Their mission drives every project, from publishing books to designing software and online courses, film projects, mobile apps, VR/AR learning tools and more. IE builds tools to empower people who love to learn. Intelligent Education offers courses in science, mathematics, the arts, humanities, history and language arts taught by leading university professors from Wake Forest University, Indiana University, Texas A&M University, and other great schools. The learning platform features 3D models and 360 media paired with instructional videos for on-screen and Mixed Reality interaction that increases student engagement and improves retention. The IE team is geographically located across the United States and is a division of Academic Influence. Learn more at

Table of Contents

CONTENTS 1) Preface 1 2) Introduction to George Bernard Shaw 4 3) Arms and the Man 17 4) Caesar and Cleopatra 36 5) Man and Superman 78 6) Saint Joan 143 7) Candida 169 8) The Devil's Disciple 172 9) The Man of Destiny 176 10) Misalliance 179 11) Androcles and the Lion 182 12) Heartbreak House 186 13) Essay Questions and Answers 190 14) Bibliography and Guide to Further Research 199

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