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The Drama of Nutrition

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print February 2012 | ISBN: 9780813037646
Published online September 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780813043951 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0003
The Drama of Nutrition

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This chapter traces close parallels between Act 1 of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing previously unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and illuminating how classical themes were taken up and modernized by Shaw.

Keywords: Bernard Shaw; Major Barbara; Salvation Army; Euripides; Bacchae; Class morality; Religion; Political power; Creative evolution

Chapter.  11686 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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