Major Barbara | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Sidney P. Albert

This literature criticism consists of approximately 26 pages of analysis & critique of Major Barbara.
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Critical Essay by Sidney P. Albert

SOURCE: Albert, Sidney P. “The Price of Salvation: Moral Economics in Major Barbara.Modern Drama 14, no. 3 (December 1971): 307-23.

In the following essay, Albert investigates the role of economics in Major Barbara.

“In all my plays,” Bernard Shaw wrote to Archibald Henderson in 1904, “my economic studies have played as important a part as a knowledge of anatomy does in the works of Michael Angelo.”1 But the inclusion of economics in his plays, he always maintained, did not make them mere tracts. “My plays are no more economic treatises than Shakespeare's,” he declared in his Sixteen Self Sketches. “It is true that neither Widowers' Houses nor Major Barbara could have been written by an economic ignoramus, and that Mrs Warren's...

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