John Bull's Other Island

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Penguin Adult, Sep 29, 1994 - Literary Criticism - 176 pages
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Shaw s story is rife with such beyond opinions , as an Anglo-Irish Protestant, a Dubliner in London, and a socialist living in the aftermath of the industrial revolution. In one sense, as a Protestant choosing to live in London, he is a John Bull, yet he remains Irish an Irish Bull, something alluded to in his one play set in Eire, John Bull s Other Island.

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Mr. Shaw may well have been one of those Irishmen that doesn't like Ireland. But he was a Dublin protestant, and very popular in England. But comparing the play, and a lot of what has happened since ... Read full review

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England.

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