|Philanderer, the (1898) [Play]|
by George Bernard Shaw
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Leonard Charteris is a member of the Ibsen Club, a group for "advanced ideas" in which the women must be guaranteed to be unwomanly and the men unmanly. However, he seems to be less interested in the women's rights movement than in seducing one woman after another...
As the play opens, he has a sticky problem: he has taken up with the widow Grace Tranfield but his previous, hystrionic-prone lover, Julia Craven, refuses to let him go.
In the ensuing battle of the sexes, Shaw riffs on morality, ideals, the medical profession, and the generation gap in the changing society of 1890s England.
Original title: The Philanderer
Genre: Drama and Plays→ Comedy
This work is a subwork of the following works :
Plays Unpleasant (1898) [Collection]
Author: George Bernard Shaw