Pygmalion Review Sheet
February 19, 2004


10 English


George Bernard Shaw:


˛ Born in Dublin, Ireland


˛ Social Realist


˛ Dramatized social and political debate


˛ Fabian Society (socialist)


˛ Vegetarian/ Teetotater ōhatedö Shakespeare


˛ Wasnlt a stylist or a psychologist, but drama has power of invention


˛ Shape dialoge-Ó ōgreat earö


˛ Lack of sentimentality


˛ Quick humor


˛ Humor in drama, and drama in humor


˛ Mythopoetic


˛ Term ōShawianö describes


o Wit


o Iconoclasm


o Polemicism


˛ WORKS


o Pygmalion (1913)


o Saint Joan


o Arms and The Man


o Heartbreak House


o Man and Superman


o Major Barbara


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