George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" - A Fantasia In The Russian Manner On English Themes


George Bernard Shaw's "Heartbreak House" - A Fantasia in the Russian Manner
on English Themes
The author
George Bernard Shaw -he later dropped the name George- was born in
Dublin in 1856, the third and youngest child of an alcoholic father and an
undomestic mother. He developed an interest in literature, music and
painting at a very early age, but was never enabled to go to university. At
the age of fifteen he became an apprentice and during he stay there he
started writing short literary articles for newspapers and magazines, with
little success. In 1876 he moved to London with his parents and tried to
earn a living as a writer, but at times he still needed his parents'
financial support. ...

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of British socialism. His work with and for
the Fabian Society continued until the end of his life, during which period
he wrote a number of important socialist articles, such as the anti-war
pamphlet ‘Common sense about the war' in 1914 and the ‘Woman's guide to
Socialism and Capitalism' in 1928.
Between 1885 and 1898 he wrote many critical reviews on literature,
art and music for a number of important magazines. During this period he
started writing his first play, ‘Widowers' Houses', inspired by the plays
of the Norwegian playwright Hendrik Ibsen, whose social awareness and
nonconformism appealed more to Shaw than the fashionable hypocritical drama
of those days. In 1893 followed ‘The Philanderer', Mrs. Warren's
Profession (1893), and ‘Candida' (1895), all published together in a
collection of plays called ‘Plays Pleasant' and ‘Plays Unpleasant' in 1898,
the year Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townshend.
Shaw's second period started in 1898 and lasted until 1939. ...

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