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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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That product--from Stratford impeccable star-cast renderings of the Shakespearean repertoire, to Shaw's high-spirited explorations of its namesake's oeuvre, to both tests' respective offerings of old and new works with Bardic or Shavian resonances--draws a combined annual audience of some 784,000 ticket buyers (in 2011); employs thousands of full-and part-time theatre professionals (with concomitant service personnel of every stripe) and has, over the years, moved from what might have been referred to in the old days as summer repertory to bustling, ball-time programming from April though November.
The younger male Shavians, led by Asogba, export the crystals in return for imported foodstuffs, abandon their traditional agricultural practices, arm themselves, and make war on their neighbors, whom they enslave.
The incomers are at a distinct disadvantage, compared with the strength offered to the Shavians by their traditional culture.
When Flip and Mendoza succeed in restoring their aircraft and perform a demonstration flight, the Shavians celebrate in traditional fashion, by presenting them with wives.
Individual essays may be informative or witty, but few add substantially to the vast store of Shavian commentary already extant; perusing them all at once proves heavy-going.
The essays range over such central Shavian political texts as Fabianism and Empire, The Intelligent Woman's Guide, and Everybody's Political What's What.