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Shavian

1. of, relating to, or like George Bernard Shaw (1856--1950), the Irish dramatist and critic, his works, ideas, etc.
2. an admirer of Shaw or his works
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3) The reason the idea of a Shavian tragedy has caused so much critical confusion is that Shaw was ideologically committed to comedy, where his focus was less on the psychology of the individual and the empathy of the audience with his protagonists than on the sociology of existence--people molding and being molded by the society of other human beings--and on the audience's objective or critical consideration of that existence.
The famous Shavian maxim, "All progress depends upon the unreasonable man," was self-justification.
You can rely upon a company like this to speak clearly and incisively and so every word comes across with its necessary Shavian clout.
55) In a typically Shavian paradox, the manners on which Pygmalion's comedy has primarily been based are themselves used to convey Shaw's socialist convictions about the insubstantiality of class and its distinctions: Higgins, intolerant and ultimately oblivious of social conventions, treats all duchesses as flower-girls; Pickering, with the politeness which makes him address Eliza as 'Miss Doolittle' even in the beginning, treats all flower-girls as duchesses.
Though some of the psychological analysis is unconvincing, as are some of the conclusions specific to Shaw's ideas about playwriting, this book is fascinating to read and a valuable addition to Shavian criticism.
Shavians will have to be content with Misalliance (at the Royal George) and The Millionairess (at the Courthouse).
A brother to Group 1 winner Shavian, he ran 82 times at the Rolleston track, running there almost exclusively in the last half of his career, kept sweet by the genius of David Chapman.
Nevinson's extended preface deals in the Shavian manner not with the play as such but with its subject which, somewhat surprisingly in view of the controversy still raging, was not the indignities inflicted on those admitted to the workhouse (mentioned here briefly) but the "ridiculous and antiquated law of coverture" that assumed a woman to be the responsibility of her nearest male relative.
that could have been used for the most famous of Shavian musicals, "My Fair Lady.
And the lighting plot is a bit Ingmar Bergman for me and rather at odds with the brighter, upbeat take on the show, which is played for comedy rather than exploring the darker areas of the Shavian subtext -the role of women and the idea of 'romance' as a social construct, the Svengali relationship of pupil and teacher and so on.
And Amethyst has a fine chance of landing the fillies' equivalent event tomorrow - to land a clean sweep of the big three-year-old mile races last achieved by Henry Cecil and Steve Cauthen with Shavian and Chimes Of Freedom in 1990.
The play's mechanical Act 1 functions mainly to set up the action and introduce a typical Shavian menagerie of opinionated characters.