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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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Haddad considers My Fair Lady a separate Shavian play.
Regardless of these minor drawbacks, however, this collection is an ambitious and extremely valuable addition to Shavian criticism.
Shavian invention." (42) An "emotional patriot and true believer in all the sham ideals that bolster his love of king and country," de Stogumber offers a counter-point to the "clear-eyed cynic[ism]" of the Earl of Warwick.
A different strategy of political intervention, in an age when traditional Shavian political drama seems to have lost its efficacy, was presented by Sarah Grochala (Queen Mary, University of London) with reference to David Eldridge's Incomplete and Random Acts of Kindness (2005).
He also adopts what I call the Shavian approach to the use of apostrophes, meaning that he generally omits them.
There are critics like Maurice Colbourne who just casually touches upon it without making it the subject of serious discussion.1 This paper looks at the Shavian plays in general and Arms and the Man in particular within the frameworks of Darwin's and Lamarck's theories of evolution.
The show thus set out the full, bewildering plethora of Shavian themes, which range from the perennial big topics (sex, religion, myth, the unconscious, cultism, consumerism, advertising, US politics, history, and culture) to a tsunami of minutiae: obscure rock groups, comics, holy imagery seen in pizza toppings, and the complex rigmarole of "Oism," Shaw's homegrown, Mormon-style feminist cult.
The essays are organized into three sections that focus on the women in Shaw's plays, his relationship with women, and the influence of "Shavian feminism" in the wider world.
Cukor had already explored the Shavian Pygmalion in Born Yesterday (1950) and A Star is Born (1954), a plot that was explored indirectly in hundreds of films, from The Red Shoes (Michael Powell & Emeric Pressburger, 1948) to Pretty Woman (Garry Marshall, 1990).
GEORGE Bernard Shaw once famously remarked, " Youth is wasted on the young." As the Congress prepares for its weekend chintan shivir ( an oxymoron for a party that shows complete lack of thinking), it needs to recollect the Shavian aphorism and reflect on it.
In particular, the purpose of this paper is to analyze the role of all sorts of comparisons and comparative structures in Shavian dramatic discourse.
The last winner not to have run in Group 1 company that season was Shavian in 1990.