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Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara

George Bernard Shaw
Edited by Brad Kent

July 2021

ISBN: 9780198828853

656 pages
Paperback
196x129mm

Oxford World's Classics

Price: £8.99

Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre.

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Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island, and Major Barbara are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre.

  • An introduction which sketches Shaw's life to the outset of the twentieth century and provides a contextual discussion of Shaw's writing of these plays in the wider dramatic experimentation with form.
  • Looking at each play and describing the aesthetic and thematic concerns, precursors, and brief production histories.
  • Explaining the historical references and provide significant textual variations from the typescripts and the different versions Shaw published.
  • Select Bibliography and Explanatory Notes

About the Author(s)

George Bernard Shaw

Edited by Brad Kent, Professor of British and Irish Literatures at Université Laval

Table of Contents

    Introduction
    Select Bibliography
    Chronology
    Man and Superman
    John Bull's Other Island
    Major Barbara
    Explanatory Notes

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