Arms and the Man

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Mar 27, 2018 - 70 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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User 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

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User 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

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George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond.

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