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George Bernard Shaw: A Very Short Introduction

Christopher Wixson

September 2020

ISBN: 9780198850090

160 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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Christopher Wixson introduces George Bernard Shaw, the greatest playwright in English after Shakespeare. Taking a chronological approach through his works, he provides an overview of Shaw's sensibility as a writer, and studies the creative evolution of core themes and styles throughout his long career.

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Christopher Wixson introduces George Bernard Shaw, the greatest playwright in English after Shakespeare. Taking a chronological approach through his works, he provides an overview of Shaw's sensibility as a writer, and studies the creative evolution of core themes and styles throughout his long career.

  • Takes a chronological approach through the life and works of George Bernard Shaw
  • Provides an overview of the evolution of Shaw's writing across his plays, essays, and public pieces
  • Highlights the thematic and stylistic choices that connect Shaw's many works
  • Part of the Very Short Introductions series - over ten million copies sold worldwide

About the Author(s)

Christopher Wixson, Eastern Illinois University

Christopher Wixson is Professor of English and Theatre Arts at Eastern Illinois University, USA. He teaches advanced courses in early modern drama and modernism, script analysis and dramaturgy, and general courses in writing and literature. He has published widely on twentieth-century British and American drama, including Bernard Shaw and Modern Advertising, Prophet Motives (Palgrave Macmillan 2018), and is General Editor of the bi-annual scholarly journal SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies.

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    "Shavian"
    1:"GBS"
    2:"Unpleasant"
    3:"Pleasant"
    4:"Puritan"
    5:"Political"
    6:"Extravagant"
    7:"Farfetched"

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