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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.