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Although Bernard Shaw is often regarded as a writer of English society plays, his formative years in Ireland deeply influenced his work for the stage. His use of Irish-born, Irish Diasporic, Surrogate Irish, and Stage English characters reveals the degree to which he maintained a strongly Irish perspective throughout his life. Shaw's Irish-born characters betray his Irish reverse snobbery; he uses them to suggest that it is better to come from a marginalized background than a privileged one.
Number of Pages: 207
Genre: Drama, Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: English + Irish + Scottish + Welsh
Series Title: Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Author: David Clare
Street Date: November 17, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-3341
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