The Theater: GBS: Holy Terrorist of Iconoclasm

MAN AND SUPERMAN

by BERNARD SHAW

As a drama critic, George Bernard Shaw demolished most of the plays he saw; as a dramatist, he demolished most of society as he saw it. In his own eyes, Shaw was the anointed saint of iconoclasm, pursuing his vocation like a holy terrorist and treating his audience as his congregation. Though they rarely went forth and practiced what he preached, they could not resist the magnetic sweep of his eloquence and his wickedly amusing way with words.

Time has not appreciably weakened the old spellbinder's grip. Man and...

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