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Heartbreak House

One important thing to do when studying plays of George Bernard Shaw such as Heartbreak House is to read the Prefaces quite carefully. Shaw is unusual among playwrights in that his Prefaces, which...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2012, 12:41 am (UTC)

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Heartbreak House

Class conflict is the dominant theme in Heartbreak House. In it, Shaw offers a withering indictment of the so-called leisured classes in Britain during the First World War. The play serves as a...

Latest answer posted July 4, 2018, 9:38 am (UTC)

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Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw is a play criticizing the British upper classes of the Edwardian era. Shaw explicitly draws parallels between this play and Checkov's analysis of the decline...

Latest answer posted May 28, 2019, 9:43 pm (UTC)

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Heartbreak House

George Bernard Shaw’s 1919 play Heartbreak House is a comedic story with a dark soul. At the oddly-shaped home (the building is in the shape of a ship) of a of a retired naval commander, Captain...

Latest answer posted November 25, 2013, 2:50 am (UTC)

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Heartbreak House

Shaw exposes the spiritual bankruptcy of his generation. In this Shavian parody, the spiritual emptiness of the bourgeoisie at the time of World War I is satirized. For example, Mrs. Hushabye and...

Latest answer posted August 5, 2016, 1:33 pm (UTC)

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Heartbreak House

The play Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw is set in early twentieth century England. These were very interesting times: the Industrial Revolution had just rattled society to its core, and...

Latest answer posted June 23, 2021, 4:12 am (UTC)

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