This is an electronic edition of the complete book complemented by author biography. This booktable of contents linked to every chapter and act. ************. Candida, a comedy by playwright G. Bernard Shaw, was first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant. The central characters are clergyman James Morell, his wife Candida and a youthful poet, Eugene Marchbanks, who tries to win Candida''s affections. The play questions Victorian notions of love and marriage, asking what a woman really desires from her husband. The cleric is a Fabian Socialist, allowing ShawOCohimself a FabianOCoto weave political issues, current at the time, into the story. Between 1904 and 1907 The Royal Court Theatre staged several of George Bernard Shaw plays, including Candida. OCo Excerpted from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. ."
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A wonderful play about love and need. Candida is one of the strongest female characters I've ever read -- intelligent, intuitive and master of her own destiny, answerable to no one. Read full review
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I'll start with the caveat that I'm a novice when it comes to plays, but that said, this was a thoroughly captivating work that I was able to finish in about 2 hours. It was light but dealt with ... Read full review