A Guide to the Plays of Bernard Shaw Author:C.B. Purdom Here is an ideal introduction to George Bernard Shaw and his plays for drama students, amateur and professional theater people, and theatergoers. Divided into three main sections, the volume deals concisely and clearly with Shaw the man, Shaw the playwright, and the complete dramatic works. The plays are presented in chronological order from Wi... more »dowers' Houses, completed in 1892, to Why She Would Not, written in 1950 when Shaw was ninety-four years of age.
The action of each play is related in a brief synopsis. The characters are describer in some detail and valuable suggestions are offered on the interpretation and production of the plays. A historical note records the outstanding performances, beginning with the premiere. For convenient reference, there are indexes to the plays and the characters, as well as a general index.« less