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Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw

Arms and the Man

by George Bernard Shaw

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An interesting and quirky 'love' play about the intricacies of love/war/romances and specifically the way love and relationships worked in 1885-1886 Bulgaria.

Shaw's irony/satire of high-society and the roles of men and women (specifically men coming home from military/war engagements) and how they interacted with the "commoners" (servants). Especially in relation to love and romance. ( )
  BenKline | Aug 14, 2017 |
  kutheatre | Jun 7, 2015 |
I love the chocolate cream soldier and I love the way he has Raina's number Why Louka wants a pig like Sergius I don't know, but it does create a certain symmetry. A lovely play. ( )
  AliceAnna | Oct 17, 2014 |
This is a very light, absurdist, quick-read of a drama that's a little too ridiculous for my tastes. On the one hand, it's too short to develop any of the characters sufficiently, making it impossible to sympathize with anyone. But on the other hand, its shortness is an advantage since it lessens the amount of time you have to waste reading it. It's the 3rd Shaw play I've read, and for a light relationship study I would recommend [b:Candida|418373|Candida|George Bernard Shaw|http://photo.goodreads.com/books/1327970073s/418373.jpg|1586414] over this one; it's not nearly as superficial. ( )
  blake.rosser | Jul 28, 2013 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
George Bernard Shawprimary authorall editionscalculated
Archer, WilliamContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beerbohm, MaxContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Bentley, EricContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Chesterton, G. K.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Nethercot, Arthur H.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Popkin, HenryIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Quinn, MichaelContributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
West, E. J.Contributorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Raina! Raina! Why, where -- Heavens, child! are you out in the night air instead of in your bed?
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Witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary in deflating romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most acted and studied of Shaw's plays. It is reprinted here from an authoritative early edition, complete with Shaw's preface to Volume II of Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant.

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Paul Petkoff, bulgarischer Major. Katharina, seine Frau. Raina, ihre Tochter. Sergius Saranoff, bulgarischer Major. Bluntschli, Hauptmann in der serbischen Armes. Louka, Stubenm?dchen. Nicola, ein Diener. Ein russischer Offizier. Ein bulgarischer Offizier.… (more)

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