Arms and the Man
Independently Published, Jan 16, 2018 - 87 pages
Arms and the Man was George Bernard Shaw's first commercially successful play. It is a comedy about idealized love versus true love. A young Serbian woman idealizes her war-hero fiance and thinks the Swiss soldier who begs her to hide him a terrible coward. After the war she reverses her opinions, though the tangle of relationships must be resolved before her ex-soldier can conclude the last of everyone's problems with Swiss exactitude. The play premiered to an enthusiastic reception. Only one man booed Shaw at the end, to which Shaw replied: 'My dear fellow, I quite agree with you, but what are we two against so many?'
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Review: Arms and the ManUser Review - Lena - Goodreads
Nice lighthearted comedy with a happy ending. Reading it will put you in a good mood. I would like to see it performed. Read full review
Review: Arms and the ManUser Review - Christine - Goodreads
Silly and predictable. Of course English teachers everywhere try to read too much into it. Eh. I liked Bluntschli. But not Raina. She was silly. And Catherine was the best because I read her voice in ... Read full review