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Bernard Shaw
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Title: Arms and the Man. Author: George Bernard Shaw. No equally subtle and incisive study of domestic relations exists in the English drama.

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George Bernard Shaw's Arms and the Man consists of 4 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of Arms and the Man which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Table of Contents for Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw. This book contains 25764 words. Many of these books are all time classics appealing to all ages.

Study in English Literature ান্ড দ্যা ম্যান (Arms and the Man) নাটকটি সংঘটনের সময় ১৮৮৫ সালে বুলগেরিয়া ও সার্বিয়ার যুদ্ধের শেষ সময়ে। নাটকের প্রথম দৃশ্যে নায়িকা রাইনা পেটকফ (Raina Petkoff) বারান্দায় দাঁড়িয়ে চন্দ্রালোকিত রাত ও বরফ ঢাকা বলকান পর্বতমালার সৌন্দর্য উপভোগ করছিল।

Arms and the Man book. Arms and the Man is Bernard Shaw’s first great play. Teaching Bernard Shaw. Paper presented at Kerala University, Trivandrum March 1999.

Arms and the Man book. Critical material selected and introduced by Hanry Popkin. It is filled with witty and amusing dialogue, a diverting and well-constructed plot, and charming, well differentiated characters. Teaching the plays of George Bernard Shaw to the undergraduate students of Kerala state, India is not an easy task.

Arms and the Man. A Pleasant Play

Arms and the Man. A Pleasant Play. By. George Bernard Shaw. Shaw presents a society were the masters and the servants are clearly separated. We see that the servants are true to themsleves whie the matersare the ones who put up a facade thereby hiding their true nature. All in all,I find it rather intriguing as I get the inside scoop of what actually happens in the homes and lives of those who control our society. although we have studied this book at secondary school but I find it wourth to be read every single day! Upvote (0). Downvote (0).

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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), a prominent playwright, was born of an impoverish middle-class family in Dublin . It was published as a part of Plays Pleasant, which also included Arms and the Man, Candida and You Never Can Tell

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), a prominent playwright, was born of an impoverish middle-class family in Dublin where he attended a college. It was published as a part of Plays Pleasant, which also included Arms and the Man, Candida and You Never Can Tell. It is based on an historic incident at the early stage of Napoleon Bonaparte's military career following upon his advancement to General. This text is written in a form of play. The style is informal, with elements of formal. There are such bookish words as affrighted, unvoluntarily, reproof, enraptured, tranquil, confronting and so on.

Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid, in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Of arms and the man I sing"). The play was first produced on 21 April 1894 at the Avenue Theatre and published in 1898 as part of Shaw's Plays Pleasant volume, which also included Candida, You Never Can Tell, and The Man of Destiny. Arms and the Man was one of Shaw's first commercial successes.

108p paperback, slight yellowing of front cover, otherwise as new, edited by Geoffrey Parker
  • Yojin
I recently re-read and reviewed Shaw’s Man and Superman (Penguin Classics). I was not overwhelmed, so I decided to give another of his more famous works a try, for the first time. Alas, I found this work even less satisfying.

This play first premiered twenty years before the commencement of the First World War. The setting is the Balkans, the source of much conflict. Events in the Balkans would be immediate cause of the “Great War.” Almost 30 years earlier, those tangled alliances and competing ethnic rivalries were very much extant, demonstrated by the Battle of Slivnitsa. It was a “proxy war,” of sorts. Bulgaria, on the one side, with Russian generals commanding their troops. The other side was Serbia, with Austrian generals. Bulgaria decisively won this battle. The play commences at the immediate aftermath of the battle. For the commencement of WWI, the Russians had changed sides, and were supporting their Orthodox “brothers,” the Serbs, against Austria.

The setting is an upscale room of the Petkoff’s, a leading and rich Bulgarian family. Catherine is approximately 40, her daughter, Raina, 23. She is engaged to Sergius Saranoff, who has just lead a successful cavalry charge in the battle. Suddenly a man breaks into the room, seeking refuge. Turns out he is a Swiss mercenary officer, who did not go to the highest bidder, but rather the first country in the conflict that he came to, when traveling from Switzerland. Shaw plays to the national stereotype, and the officer loves his chocolates, more than bullets even, and is henceforth called the “chocolate soldier.”

Slapstick abounds. Russian officers break into the house, in pursuit of the “chocolate soldier,” whose name is Captain Bluntschli. He is hiding behind the curtain, and is protected by Raina and Catherine, even though Raina’s fiancé had just been in a battle attempting to kill Bluntschli. In addition to the “geopolitical tangles,” Shaw stirs in star-crossed romantic tangles as well, with the forthright and head-strong maid, Louka, playing a prominent role. There is a reasonable amount of social criticism as well, none too shocking for today, but perhaps for the time it was: there is the ever-so-familiar, and ever-so-repeated “folly of war,” and there are the various affairs that the “gratin” of Bulgarian society are engaged in.

For better or worse, for most of two decades my theater-experiences were mainly in Riyadh. The selection of plays was not overwhelming: usually only one, in an expat compound. Comedies of mistaken identity seemed to be a frequent choice, with the denouement being a cheerful resolution and a happy ending. Sometimes I wanted to scream, but these singular plays “were the only game in town.”

Thus, I saw Shaw’s play largely through that Riyadh prism, and therefore may be demonstrating my bias against light-hearted comedies when I rate this play 3-stars.
  • fire dancer
Any serious fan of the theater should be fully aware of, if not in love wit, George Bernard Shaw. This volume contains Candida, The Man of Destiny, You Never Can Tell, and, one of the all-time greats, Arms and the Man.

Arms and the Man deals with the subjects of love and war. It takes place in 1885-86 in the backdrop of the very end and aftermath of the Bulgarian-Serbian war. Bluntschli is an incredibly wonderful creation of Shaw's. I'll leave the quips on love alone, but there are some wonderful lines about war that must be laid out here.

Sergius: Soldiering, my dear madam, is the coward's art of attacking mercilessly when you are strong, and keeping out of harm's way when you are weak. That is the whole secret of successful fighting. Ger your enemy at a disadvantage; and never, on any account, fight him on equal terms. (46)

Sergius: I refuse to fight you. Do you know why?
Bluntschli: No; but it doesn't matter. I didn't ask the reason when you cried on; and I don't ask the reason now that you cry off. I'm a professional soldier: I fight when I have to, and am very glad to get out of it when I haven't to. (78)
  • Adrierdin
This is my favourite play of Shaw's helped by the fact that I saw it live at a university theatre while I was in high school It's an interesting version of an English comedy of manners set in eastern Europe where without foreign generals the natives "couldn't have a war.'

The hero is a Swiss mercenary and the other romantic protagonist is both cynic and idealist caught between his urges and ideals. This play is half "She stoops to conquer" and half "The Importance of Being Ernest" This play finds Shaw at his wittiest and least didactic though the social commentary is still both heavy and biting. Here as in many of his plays all sides get their say, and it's not quite clear what the moral is. Which is perhaps how art should be.
  • ZloyGenii
The back of this book is quite confusing. The text begins by talking about the correct author but the summary of the play is all wrong. The correct play is printed inside but the outside leads one to wonder about the editor.
  • Ahieones
It is a cute little story. Somewhat silly in places, and I am not quite sure what the author really was going to tell us, but entertaining enough to spend your time reading.
  • salivan
Bernard Shaw the man!
  • Rollers from Abdun
One of his better and most entertaining ones! His cynical take on war heroes and those who worship them. Also it's a comedy of manners vs reality, and as always, reality and common sense wins.
Totally illegible - an absolute waste of $3.00