Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man

Overview

One of Bernard Shaw's most glittering comedies, "Arms and the Man" is a burlesque of Victorian attitudes to heroism, war and empire. In the contrast between Bluntschli, the mercenary soldier, and the brave leader, Sergius, the true nature of valour is revealed. Shaw mocks deluded idealism in Candida, when a young poet becomes infatuated with the wife of a Socialist preacher.

Cautions

  • Caution Alcohol Alcohol

Details

  • Time Period: Victorian (British and American)
  • Target Audience: Adult

Authors

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as ...
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