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Shaw, Plato, and Euripides
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Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Sidney Albert

Abstract

In this in-depth study of Bernard Shaw's most controversial drama, Major Barbara (1905), Sidney P. Albert traces the play's profound connections with Plato's Republic and Euripides's Bacchae, providing a comprehensive reading that evokes unexplored depths of meaning and challenges prevailing conceptions. Albert reveals deeper dimensions of the work that have gone previously unexplored and demonstrates the influence these classics had on Shaw's development as an artist and philosopher. He explores the Dionysian and Platonic elements in Major Barbara to illuminate how classical themes were moder ... More

Keywords: Bernard Shaw, Plato, Republic, Euripides, Bacchae, Major Barbara, Modern drama, Classical culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2012 Print ISBN-13: 9780813037646
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2012 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813037646.001.0001

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Sidney Albert, author

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