Jun 20 2016

Village Wooing


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Village Wooing, by George Bernard Shaw (Comedy-Drama)

Production 3:
Village Wooing, by George Bernard Shaw (Comedy-Drama)
Starring George Backman and Gretchen Evans
[Playing Time: 50:18]

(Titanic [!?] battle of the sexes. The winner..? Naturally!)

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist, novelist, socialist spokesman, art, theater, music and literary critic, was a major figure in 20th century theater. A few of his more than 50 plays: Arms and the Man, Candida, Man and Superman, Caesar and Cleopatra, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion (on which the musical and the film “My Fair Lady” were based, the latter netting him an Oscar). In 1925, Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize “for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire often being infused with a singular poetic beauty. Shaw accepted the honor, but donated the prize money to fund an English translation of the plays of August Strindberg, a Swede who had never been recognized by his own country’s Nobel committee.

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