George Shaw Bernard Criticism: Mrs. Warren's Profession (1902) - Essay

Criticism: Mrs. Warren's Profession (1902)

(Drama Criticism)

SOURCE: Berst, Charles A. “Propaganda and Art in Mrs. Warren's Profession.ELH 33, no. 3 (September 1966): 390-404.

[In the following essay, Berst calls Mrs. Warren's Profession one of Shaw's most didactic plays and maintains that “an examination of its achievement as art should prove helpful in assessing the extent to which Shaw's role as a dramatic propagandist limits his accomplishment as an artist.”]

Since Mrs Warren's Profession is one of the most openly didactic of Shaw's plays, an examination of its achievement as art should prove helpful in assessing the extent to which Shaw's role as a dramatic propagandist limits his...

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