In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1relativo a G.B. Shaw
- In between, he had to contend with a Shavian academic who had come to regard the bearded, vegetarian dramatist as his personal property.
- But when he impartially attacks the Englishman - ‘so clever in your foolishness and this Irishman so foolish in his cleverness ‘- you realise that the character of the visionary outsider is a revealing Shavian self-portrait.’
- In true Shavian spirit, Kennedy passed the gauntlet: ‘Some men see things as they are and say, why; I dream things that never were and say, why not’.
- The hero of a nineteenth-century social novel, or of a Shavian play of ideas, might well be its author's mouthpiece, but the hero would also achieve victory within the work itself.
- Instead, I want to use it to revisit the Shavian thesis that the professional press has a higher claim than bloggers to the First Amendment and its subsidiary protections.
- It's difficult to tell, but perhaps we could have expected a woman of letters, whose name adorns the cover of the 1997 novel, to grasp the Shavian reference.
- Beneath its satire on Anglo-Saxon and Irish attitudes and its assault on entrepreneurial capitalism lies a deep vein of grief that is quintessentially Shavian.
- It is conceivable that Douglas was the prototype for the part when the play was written, in 1894, a piece of Shavian mischievousness which would have had to have been concealed from the censor and public at the time of the production, in 1904.
- But a lot of criminals also live in poverty, and I don't hear anyone screaming Shavian imprecations about that.
- But, in addition to familiar Shavian reversal, the play also offers a testament to the power of faith - the willingness of the heroine, Lavinia, to sacrifice herself for God is a metaphor for Shaw's belief in socialism and the life force.
- Man and Superman is a tough play to mount, for its length, its changes of scenery, its elaborate Shavian philosophizings and unremitting cascades of iconoclastic wit.
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