Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House

A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes

eBook - 2009
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Annotation Written in 1919, George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House is equal parts tragedy and comedy. Centering on a dinner party, held as Europe teeters on the brink of the First World War; Shaw's play is as much about the inexorable drift of the British gentry toward catastrophe as it is about the love triangle that seems to take centre stage.
Publisher: [Waiheke Island] : Floating Press, ©2009.
ISBN: 9781877527715
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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Dec 17, 2019

I found it rather awkward to follow because there was no list of characters at the beginning, and the characters often refer to eachother with names other than that which their speech is tagged with. The play has a long essay preceding it and includes one witty idea on 43-4, which should be implemented in all highly religious societies. The best part was the last third or so of the second act, where the play drifts into a form of thought, filled with insight.

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