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George bernard shaw 1856 1950

George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)


George bernard shaw

George Bernard Shaw

Journalist


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic

Pamphleteer


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic

Pamphleteer

Fabian society


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic

Pamphleteer

Fabian society

Intelligent Women’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic

Pamphleteer

Fabian society

Intelligent Women’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

Marx + Darwin


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George Bernard Shaw

Journalist, music critic

Pamphleteer

Fabian society

Intelligent Women’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

Marx + Darwin

Co-founds London School of Economics


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Dramatist, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Dramatist, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant

Prefaces; afterwords; appendices


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Dramatist, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant

Prefaces; afterwords; appendices

Print; layout


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Dramatist, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant

Prefaces; afterwords; appendices

Print; layout

Ibsen campaign: The Quintessence of Ibsenism


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Dramatist, Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant

Prefaces; afterwords; appendices

Print; layout

Ibsen campaign: The Quintessence of Ibsenism

Turning Ibsen into radical critic of society


Comedy

Comedy

Inversion and surprise


Comedy1

Comedy

Inversion and surprise

Oscar Wilde, aphorisms


Comedy2

Comedy

Inversion and surprise

Oscar Wilde, aphorisms

Shaw as alternative dandy (hipster?)


Opening scene

Opening scene

Character types: overbearing mother, fidgety son


Opening scene1

Opening scene

Character types: overbearing mother, fidgety son

Taking words literally: “of course”


Opening scene2

Opening scene

Character types: overbearing mother, fidgety son

Taking words literally: “of course”

Advise masked as executive decision


Opening scene3

Opening scene

Character types: overbearing mother, fidgety son

Taking words literally: “of course”

Advise masked as executive decision

Surprise: son knows little about family’s affair


Opening scene4

Opening scene

Character types: overbearing mother, fidgety son

Taking words literally: “of course”

Advise masked as executive decision

Surprise: son knows little about family’s affair

Inversion: son too young to begin matchmaking, even in his own case


Lady britomart

Lady Britomart

Articulating conventional view, taking it to an extreme


Lady britomart1

Lady Britomart

Articulating conventional view, taking it to an extreme

Wilde’s Lady Bracknell, Importance of Being Earnest


Lady britomart2

Lady Britomart

Articulating conventional view, taking it to an extreme:

Wilde’s Lady Bracknell, Importance of Being Earnest

Violet Crawley, Dowager Countess of Grantham (Magie Smith), in Downton Abbey


Obliviousness

Obliviousness

"she has developed a propensity to have her own way and order people about which quite cows me sometimes. It's not ladylike: I'm sure I don't know where she picked it up." (61)


Obliviousness1

Obliviousness

"she has developed a propensity to have her own way and order people about which quite cows me sometimes. It's not ladylike: I'm sure I don't know where she picked it up." (61)

Undershaft being unaware of his family.

B: "This is your family."

U: "Is it so large? I am sorry to say my memory is failing very badly in some things.”


Obliviousness2

Obliviousness

"she has developed a propensity to have her own way and order people about which quite cows me sometimes. It's not ladylike: I'm sure I don't know where she picked it up." (61)

Undershaft being unaware of his family.

B: "This is your family."

U: "Is it so large? I am sorry to say my memory is failing very badly in some things.”

U: "Mr. Cusins: I am much indebted to you for explaining so precisely." 67


Comedy of ideas

Comedy of Ideas

"I, the dramatist whose business it is to shew the connexion between things that seem apart and unrelated in the haphazard order of events in real life, have contrived to make it known" (37)


Institutions

Institutions

Weapon’s manufacturer

versus


Institutions1

Institutions

Weapon’s manufacturer

versus

Salvation Army


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Lady Britomart. "It is only in the middle classes, Stephen, that people get into a state of dumb helpless horror when they find that there are wicked people in the world. In our class, we have to decide what is to be done with wicked people; and nothing should disturb our self-possession." (56)


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Lady Britomart. "It is only in the middle classes, Stephen, that people get into a state of dumb helpless horror when they find that there are wicked people in the world. In our class, we have to decide what is to be done with wicked people; and nothing should disturb our self-possession." (56)

Military-industrial complex (Eisenhower)


Undershaft s anti hereditary system of succession

Undershaft’s anti-hereditary system of succession

Undershaft: "I am not one of those men who keep their morals and their business in water-tight compartments” (70)


Undershaft s anti hereditary system of succession1

Undershaft’s anti-hereditary system of succession

Undershaft: "I am not one of those men who keep their morals and their business in water-tight compartments”

The Voysey Inheritance:

Mr. Voysey: "you must realize that money making is one thing, and religion another, and family-life a third."


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Weapon manufacturing – Salvation Army


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Weapon manufacturing – Salvation Army

Act II+III: conflict between these two institutions


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Weapon manufacturing – Salvation Army

Act II+III: conflict between these two institutions

and their interrelation


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  • U's credo:

    Undershaft. Two things necessary for salvation.

    Cusins. [disappointed, but polite] ah, the Church Catechism, Charles Lomax also belongs to the Established Church.

    Undershaft. The two things are –

    Cusins. Baptism and –

    Undershaft. No. Money and gunpowder.

    Cusins. [surprised by interested] That is the general opinion of our governing classes. The novelty is in hearing any man confess it.

    Undershaft. Just so.


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

  • U's credo:

    Undershaft. Two things necessary for salvation.

    Cusins. [disappointed, but polite] ah, the Church Catechism, Charles Lomax also belongs to the Established Church.

    Undershaft. The two things are –

    Cusins. Baptism and –

    Undershaft. No. Money and gunpowder.

    Cusins. [surprised by interested] That is the general opinion of our governing classes. The novelty is in hearing any man confess it.

    Undershaft. Just so.


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Undershaft. . . without enough of both [money and gunpowder] you cannot afford the others.

Cusins. That is your religion?

Undershaft. Yes. (93)


George bernard shaw 1856 1950

Undershaft. . . without enough of both [money and gunpowder] you cannot afford the others.

Cusins. That is your religion?

Undershaft. Yes. (93)

Lady Britomart: "Really, Barbara, you go on as if religion were a pleasant subject. Do have some sense of propriety." (72)


Religion capitalism

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins. It makes them sober –

Undershaft. I prefer sober workmen. The profits are larger.


Religion capitalism1

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins – honest –

Undershaft. Honest workmen are the most economical.


Religion capitalism2

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins – attached to their homes -

Undershaft. So much the better: they will put up with anything sooner than change their shop.


Religion capitalism3

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins – happy -

Undershaft. An invaluable safeguard against revolution.


Religion capitalism4

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins – unselfish -

Undershaft. Indifferent to their own interests, which suits me exactly.


Religion capitalism5

Religion - Capitalism

What the Salvation Army does for the poor:

Cusins – with their thoughts on heavenly things –

Undershaft. And not on Trade Unionism nor Socialist. Excellent.


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Undershaft. You are not bringing any capital into the concern.

Cusins. What! No capital! Is my mastery of Greek no capital? Is my access to the subtlest thought, the loftiest poetry yet attained by humanity, no capital?

Cusins. All power is spiritual.


Fabian society

Fabian Society

Socialism, but not by revolutionary means (rather, by “evolution”).


Fabian society1

Fabian Society

Socialism, but not by revolutionary means (rather, by “evolution”).

Distribution of ownership of production


Fabian society2

Fabian Society

Socialism, but not by revolutionary means (rather, by “evolution”).

Distribution of ownership of production

Reformism


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