A stimulating, challenging study of Bernard Shaw, weighing values, sifting evidence, studying him with his achievements and his shortcomings clearly defined. Should be of vital interest to any Shavian scholar, to anyone studying his plays. For the casual -- though intelligent -- playgoer, the material would be a bit beyond the depth, for step by step demands intimate acquaintance with every phase of his work. Should offer chance for plus sale of complete works. Recommend to study groups and Little Theatre groups, women's clubs, college English Departments, public and college libraries.