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‘Major Barbara’ by George Bernard Shaw

It is the Undershaft inheritance. I shall hand on my torch to my daughter. She shall make my converts and preach my gospel – George Bernard Shaw is rarely easy and never simple. He continually pushed boundaries and tested limits, and his 1905 play ‘Major Barbara’ is no exception. Set against the backdrop of Edwardian … Continue reading

My Week in Books (18/11/12)

This week’s selections . . . Goblin Market by Christina Rossetti Rossetti’s most famous epic poem. A twisted and pre-Raphelite exploration of female sexuality, capitalism and the Victorian marriage market. Major Barbara by George Bernard Shaw Major Barbara is the estranged daughter of Andrew Undershaft, Earl and arms dealer. As a Major in the Salvation Army she … Continue reading

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