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The Drama of Transfiguration

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/9780813037646.003.0006
The Drama of Transfiguration

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This chapter traces large-scale parallels between Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing unexplored meanings in the modern play and demonstrating classical Greek influences on Shaw's philosophical outlook.

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

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Subjects: Literary Theory and Cultural Studies

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