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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (3,113 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: George Bernard Shaw Narrator: Anne Heche, Jeremy Sisto, Teri Garr Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This witty masterpiece combines high comedy with social commentary as it deflates romantic misconceptions of love and warfare. First produced on the London stage in 1894, Arms and the Man is one of the most frequently acted and studied of Shaw's plays.

When Arms and The Man premiered, Shaw was already a celebrity art critic and socialist lecturer. It was so successful that it immediately established him as one of the greatest wits of London's theatre scene. Shaw subtitled the play An Anti-Romantic Comedy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Andrew | 2/17/2014

    " Arms and the Man is a fun read and a serviceable introduction to the writings of George Bernard Shaw. Shaw's language reminded me of Oscar Wilde's, though not as elegant, his characters reminded me of Chekhov's, though not as full of pathos and self-pity, and his subjects reminded me of most satirists', romantic love and military glory. That being said, Shaw is not just another playwright-satirist. At the very least, his premise--a muddy, exhausted soldier steps through a young, naive woman's bedroom window--is his own. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Lindsey | 2/2/2014

    " I love George Bernard Shaw. His writing style is always a delightful read and, although this is early Shaw, it has his special flair. The plot revolves around Raina, a relatively rich Bulgarian woman, and her Fiance Sergius and the "Chocolate creme soldier" who stumbles into her life through her open window. The script is rife with conflicting views on the romantic and realistic views of war and love, but it is presented in such an enjoyable way that it does not seem like drudgery, but a joy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Lia | 1/30/2014

    " Bursting with satire and wonderfully melodramatic humor, this is my favorite "for laughs" Shaw play. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Newby | 1/28/2014

    " This one comes close to Pygmalion as one of my favorites by Shaw. "

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