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Press Cuttings

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George Bernard was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class. Shaw was the only person to win a Nobel Prize in Literatur

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Paperback, 48 pages
Published January 29th 2010 by Hardpress Publishing (first published 1976)
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Leslie
Oct 15, 2015 Leslie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, plays, humor
Perhaps even 4 stars! Read as part of the Kindle omnibus The Plays of Shaw.

I found this one-act play hilarious. Set in 1911, at the time of suffragettes trying to get votes for women, it uses reductio ad absurdum to show the logic of the government and military positions. Some of the military attitudes would be an appropriate commentary to today's military in my opinion. For example, this exchange between the Prime Minister Balsquith and the general Mitchener:

Mitchener: How do the inhabitants sl
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Manik Sukoco
Jan 06, 2016 Manik Sukoco rated it really liked it
I found this one-act play hilarious. Set in 1911, at the time of suffragettes trying to get votes for women, it uses reductio ad absurdum to show the logic of the government and military positions. Some of the military attitudes would be an appropriate commentary to today's military in my opinion.
For example, this exchange between the Prime Minister Balsquith and the general:
Mitchener: How do the inhabitants sleep with the possibility of invasion, of bombardment, continually present in their mi
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Mike Jensen
Sep 26, 2015 Mike Jensen rated it liked it
Minor Shaw, to be sure, but there are many satisfying moments is this satire on the military mind, the suffragette movement, and relationships between men and women. Parts will probably pass muster in a politically correct environment,but other bits may not.
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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, socialist, and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama. Over the course of his life he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but ...more
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