Man and Superman

Average vote of 10
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In this caustic satire of romantic conventions, Shaw provides a wonderfully original twist on the Don Juan myth. A finely tuned combination of intellectual seriousness and popular comedy, Man and Superman (1905) articulates a recurrent theme in Shaw' ...Continua
Love the Tanner character. I used to identify with him alot, but now not so much anymore, only certain aspects. He's actually quite over the top. Some of this book was over my head, it was only the second play I've ever read and the first I've read b...Continua
Wrote 6/20/11

very carefully and smartly written but if the introduction wouldn't have been so long maybe even the rest of the book would have appeared less pedantic

Paradossale, sarcastico, ampolloso: queste caratteristiche ne rendono difficole la lettura. Ho capito il titolo solo nelle ultime pagine: Compare our conduct and our codes with those mentioned contemporarily in such ancient scriptures and classics a...Continua
Ben Daubney
Wrote 10/11/08
Why I hate Victorian society comedies
Pedants: yes, I know that this was first published in 1903, two years after Victoria died, but the sentiment remains the same. This, spouts Shaw in his endless introduction, is a play of ideas. It ends with a marriage or two and the entire cast laugh...Continua

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