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Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House
Your Price: $16.00 CDN
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Introduction by: David Hare
Publisher: Penguin
Format: Softcover
# of Pages: 160
Pub. Date: 2001
ISBN-10: 0140437878
ISBN-13: 9780140437874

About the Play:

Heartbreak House was one of Royal National Theatre of Britain's top 100 plays of the 20th century.

Heartbreak House is a full-length comedy by George Bernard Shaw. On the eve of World War I, unlikely romantic encounters occur during a most unusual country weekend.

When Ellie Dunn joins a house-party at the home of the eccentric Captain Shotover, she causes a stir with her decision to marry for money rather than love, and the Captain's forthright daughter Hesione protests vigorously against the pragmatic young woman's choice. Opinion on the matter quickly divides and a lively argument about money and morality, idealism and realism ensues as Hesione's rakish husband, snobbish sister and Ellie's fiancée — a wealthy industrialist — enter the debate. Romance versus commerce in George Bernard Shaw's classic indictment of WWI.

Written between 1916 and 1917 as war raged across Europe, Heartbreak House is a telling indictment of the generation responsible for the First World War. With its bold combination of high farce and bitter tragedy, Shaw's play remains an uncannily prophetic depiction of a society on the threshold of an abrupt awakening.

This is the definitive text of Heartbreak House under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. This volume includes an introduction by David Hare.

Cast: 4 women, 6 men

About the Playwright:

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although born in Ireland, he spent most of his adult life in England, and wrote more than 60 plays for the English stage. He won the 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature, the highest honour available to any writer in the world, and an Academy Award for the screenplay of Pygmalion in l938.

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