Mrs. Warren's Profession
Middle-aged Mrs. Warren is a madam, proprietress of a string of successful brothels. Her daughter, Vivie, is a modern young woman, but not so modern that she's not shocked to discover the source of her mother's wealth. The clash of these two strong-willed but culturally constrained Victorian women is the spark that ignites the ironic wit of one of George Bernard Shaw's greatest plays, a withering critique of male domination, sexual hypocrisy, and societal convention. Initially banned after its 1893 publication with its startling frankness, Mrs. Warren's Profession remains a powerful work of progressive theater. Irish playwright GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925 and an Academy Award for Adapted Screenplay in 1938, the only person to achieve both honors. Among his many renowned plays are Arms and the Man (1894), Candida (1894), Man and Superman (1903), Major Barbara (1905), and Pygmalion (1913).
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Review: Mrs. Warren's ProfessionUser Review - Goodreads
I believe that this play is very controversial in its days, in 1893. It was banned in England for eight years. This is loosely adapted from a Guy de Maupassant novel, and it is about a daughter who ... Read full review
Review: Mrs. Warren's ProfessionUser Review - Cheryl - Goodreads
I finished the play on about July 4th. It was excellent, showing a different side of a life quietly or seemingly so moving along. The characters were well developed and had snappy personalities. It was a good read for anyone wanting a smooth and thought provoking play. Read full review