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Description for ARMS AND THE MAN Paperback. Arms and the Man has proved to one of Shaw's most popular plays, challenging notions of romance, bravery, cowardice, patriotism, and loyalty. This is a fresh, up to date and accessibly written critical edition for literature and drama students. Editor(s): Wearing, J. P. Series: New Mermaids. Num Pages: 176 pages, Production photographs. BIC Classification: 2AB; DD; DSBF; DSG. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UA) A / AS level; (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 199 x 130 x 11. Weight in Grams: 150.
What use are cartridges in battle? I always carry chocolate instead. Cheered by some and booed by others on opening night in 1894, Arms and the Man became the first success of Bernard Shaw's dramatic career that spanned six decades and brought him world-wide renown. In this perennially popular anti-romantic comedy, a fugitive enemy soldier bursts into the bedroom of a starry-eyed young woman; he then proceeds to disabuse her and those around her of the bogus romanticised ideals they have constructed around love, war, and social status. This edition includes Shaw's definitive text and provides the most comprehensive ... Read more

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About Bernard Shaw
J.P. Wearing, Ph.D, is Professor Emeritus of English, University of Arizona. Among his thirteen books are: G.B. Shaw: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings About Him: Volume I: 1871-1930; Bernard Shaw and Nancy Astor: Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw and the sixteen-volume The London Stage 1890-1959. He has held a Killam Post-doctoral Fellowship, and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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'Published with the approval of the Shaw estate, these fresh and up-to-date editions are sure to be of interest to both old Shavians and newcomers to his work.' whatsonstage.com 'The competence and breadth of Wearing's research...make this edition an obvious choice for classroom teaching and pleasure reading. Moreover, it should be the one of record for any serious scholar.' ... Read more

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