Arms and the Man (Annotated)

Arms and the Man (Annotated)

By George Bernard Shaw

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Synopsis

This edition includes the following editor's introduction: George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Laureate in Literature and a reference in Irish literature “Arms and the Man” is a humorous play by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, first produced at the Avenue Theatre in 1894 and first published in 1898, in a collection of Shaw’s plays entitled “Plays Pleasant.” The play title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid, in Latin: Arma virumque cano (" Of arms and the man I sing "). “Arms and the Man” shows the futility of war and deals comedically with the hypocrisies of human nature. Set during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian war, the play follows Raina Petkoff as she chooses between her fiancé, the rather stupid war hero Sergius Saranoff, and a cynical mercenary from the opposing army, Captain Bluntschli. “Arms and the Man” was one of Shaw's first commercial successes.

George Bernard Shaw

  • Publisher:
  • ePembaBooks
  • ISBN:
  • 9791221370935
  • Language:
  • Inglés
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  • Published:
  • December 26, 2021
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