Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920.

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Independently Published

ISBN: 9798739477859

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Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920.
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Heartbreak House

According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was drifting toward destruction, and that "Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation".

Author: George Bernard Shaw

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Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920. According to A. C. Ward, the work argues that "cultured, leisured Europe" was drifting toward destruction, and that "Those in a position to guide Europe to safety failed to learn their proper business of political navigation". The "Russian manner" of the subtitle refers to the style of Anton Chekhov, which Shaw adapts.
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Unpublished Shaw

REVIEWS Guided Tour Through Heartbreak House A. M. Gibbs . Heartbreak
House : Preludes of Apocalypse . ... an annotated select bibliography , a
chronology of Shaw's career in relation to Heartbreak House , an appendix listing
major ...

Author: Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Penn State Press

ISBN: 0271015772

Category: Literary Criticism

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SHAW 16 contains twenty-nine unpublished pieces by Shaw written between 1877 and 1950. The most significant is a ten-page draft synopsis of Man and Superman (the original manuscript draft of the play has been lost) in a contemplated five-act version, providing scholars with a hitherto unavailable ur-text. Equally important for the biographical and artistic insights they offer are the early literary efforts found in Shaw's first opus notebook, including an extended narrative-verse fragment of 1877 set in Dublin; a polemic (his first) on oakum picking and prison conditions; a criticism of organists and orchestral conductors; and an attempted evaluation of contemporary arts and letters in 1878. We find Shaw, through the persona of a female narrator, creating in his own image a fictional memoir of the young Hector Berlioz; offering an ironic vindication of housebreakers (in anticipation of Heartbreak House); exploring the seamy side of the prizefight ring; examining "exhausted" genres of Victorian art in 1880; defining the "true signification of the term Gentleman"; lecturing on Socialism and the family and on realism as the goal of fiction; and penetratingly considering the future of marriage in a rejected book review, one of four included in the volume. The dimensions of Shaw's political views may be examined through nearly a dozen commentaries on politics and on war and peace, ranging from the Boer War (an 1899 draft letter to the press, "Why Not Abolish the Soldier?") and 1903 municipal elections to U.S. Liberty Loans, the Italo-Abyssinian War, "how to talk intelligently" about the Second World War, and the implications of the hydrogen bomb in the nuclear age. For good measure, the volume concludes with two brief playlets, previously unrecorded. The editors have arranged these pieces individually or grouped by theme and genre as near to chronological order as possible, and the reader is brought closer to the original manuscripts by the retention of Shaw's stylistic and spelling inconsistencies, and by transliteration of the shorthand notations he frequently inserted between lines or in the margins. Each text is supplemented by an editorial note providing its provenance and a detailed physical description of the manuscript.
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Pygmalion Heartbreak House and Saint Joan

The annotations indicate revisions that Shaw made to his plays over the years ,
using former published editions , proofs , and typescripts . Constable published
earlier editions of Pygmalion ( 1916 , 1931 , and 1939 ) , Heartbreak House (
1919 ) ...

Author: George Bernard Shaw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192511768

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Pygmalion, Heartbreak House, and Saint Joan are widely considered to be three of the most important in the canon of modern British theatre. Pygmalion (1912) was a world-wide smash hit from the time of its première in Vienna 1913 and it has remained popular to this day. Shaw was awarded an Academy Award in 1938 for his screenplay of the film adaptation. It was, of course, later made into the much-loved musical My Fair Lady. Heartbreak House (1917), which was finally performed in 1920 and published in 1921, bares the hallmarks of European modernism and a formal break from Shaw's previous work. A meditation on the war and the resultant decline in European aristocratic culture, it was perhaps staged too soon after the conflict; indeed, it did not have the success of his earlier works, which was likely due to his experimental aesthetics combined with a war-weary audience that sought lighter fare. However, while this contemporary reception was muted, it is now recognised as a modernist masterpiece. Saint Joan (1923) marked Shaw's resurrection and apotheosis. The first major work written of Joan of Arc after her canonization (1920), the play interrogates the origins of European nationalism in the post-war era. Like Pygmalion, it was an immediate world-wide hit and secured Shaw the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. Drawing upon the transcripts of Joan's trial, Shaw blended his trademark wit to produce a hybrid genre of comedy and history play. Despite the historical setting, Saint Joan is highly accessible and continues to delight audiences.
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English Studies in Canada

( 345 ) NOTES 1 Lewis Carroll , The Annotated Alice : Alice ' s Adventures in
Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass ... 6 Harold Clurman , “ Director ' s
Notes for Heartbreak House , " On Directing ( New York : Macmillan , 1972 ) , p .
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Annotations to Finnegans Wake

... D ; owned Son ( Luke 15 : 11-32 ) Heart Clonliffe House to which Buck Jones
Road led r Val 15 Skibbereen , town , Co. ... Roman Church controversy over
date of Easter R Pavl : Paul are characters in Shaw's Heartbreak House Felle
trouve ...

Author: Roland McHugh

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421419077

Category: Literary Criticism

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Long considered the essential guide to Joyce's famously difficult work, Roland McHugh's Annotations to "Finnegans Wake" provides both novice readers and seasoned Joyceans with a wealth of information in an easy-to-use format uniquely suited to this densely layered text. Each page of the Annotations corresponds directly with a page of the standard Viking/Penguin edition of Finnegans Wake and contains line-by-line notes following the placement of the passages to which they refer. The reader can thus look directly from text to notes and back again, with no need to consult separate glossaries or other listings. McHugh's richly detailed notes distill decades of scholarship, explicating foreign words, unusual English connotations and colloquial expressions, place names, historical events, song titles and quotations, parodies of other texts, and Joyce's diverse literary and popular sources. The third edition has added material reflecting fifteen years of research, including significant new insights from Joyce's compositional notebooks (the "Buffalo Notebooks"), now being edited for the first time.
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American law reports alr 3d cases and annotations

The story, entitled “Heartbreak House,” was an accurate 150-word account of the
homicide, and it appeared on a single page of a monthly magazine entitled “Front
Page Detective.” The persons concerned, including the widow and children, ...

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Sydney Studies in English

One of the distinctive features of Heartbreak House is that it approaches a
twentieth - century vision of the holocaust / abyss and revolution via analysis
which reflects the cultural codes and conventions of fashionable London before
the first ...

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Bernard Shaw and His Publishers

This rich selection of Shaw's correspondence with his US and UK publishers proves how much the dramatist lived up to his own words by providing the details of his steady involvement in the publication of his works.

Author: Michel W. Pharand

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802089618

Category: Biography & Autobiography

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This rich selection of Shaw's correspondence with his US and UK publishers proves how much the dramatist lived up to his own words by providing the details of his steady involvement in the publication of his works.
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Blake Newsletter

G . E . Bentley , Jr . " John Flaxran and Thonas Taylor , " Notes and Queries ,
Septeber , 1969 , pp . 354 - 355 . It was Mrs . Noviom ' s contention that passage
arter passage in Heartbreak House has been translated from The Four Zou into
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T S Eliot

Literature of Crisis , 1910-1922 : Howards End , Heartbreak House , Women in
Love , and TWL . ( SDGK ) ( 1071 ) Articles Annotated Abdoo , Sherlyn . “ Woman
as Grail in ... The Poem as Palimpsest : A Dialogue on Eliot's ' Sweeney Erect .

Author: Laura Cowan

Publisher: National Poetry Foundation

ISBN: 0943373123

Category: Literary Criticism

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