TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ON THE ROCKS, and THE VILLAGE WOOING by George Bernard Shaw

TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, ON THE ROCKS, and THE VILLAGE WOOING

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Three hitherto unpublished plays by G. B. S. in one volume, published simultaneously here and in England -- that is news, for Shaw has an established market, on both sides the water. The first play was produced over here by the Theatre Guild last year; THE VILLAGE WOOING is a playlet, unacted; ON THE ROCKS is playing in London, and creating quite a sensation. The greatest interest for readers lies in the two prefaces, in one of which he makes a startling statement concerning the possibilities of democracy confronted with the need for positive and dictatorial government. The second preface deals with the right to exterminate incompatibles, and winds up with a typically G. B. S. ""rewrite"" of the trial of Jesus before Pilate. The play itself (ON THE ROCKS) is political satire, in the tradition of THE APPLE CART, possibly too English for appreciative production over here -- but good reading, nonetheless.

Pub Date: Feb. 15th, 1934
Publisher: Dodd, Mead