Candida

Candida

Candida centers on a romantic triangle and parodies courtly love and the domestic drama of Ibsen. It abounds with classical allusions, the fervor of a religious revival, and poetic inspiration and aspirations....

Title:Candida
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143039785
Format Type:

    Candida Reviews

  • Bill Kerwin

    With Arms and the Man (1894) Shaw created his first great play: later the same year, with Candida Shaw created his first great starring role for an actress.The play itself—a drama of ideas masquerad...

  • Fabian

    Here: three distinct attitudes towards marriage. Alas, this is not as good as the outstanding "Arms and the Man," nor, for that matter, the tepid "Mrs. Warren's Profession." It's regarded as "brillian...

  • Kenny

    Wonderfully acted, helping to make shaw accessable to modern listeners. ...

  • David Sarkies

    Another Love Triangle19 December 2015 Well, even though it has been included in the collection of Shavian plays known as Play's Pleasant, I was a little surprised to discover that this particular play...

  • Stephanie Augustin

    Being an admirer of Bernard Shaw's witticisms in his social commentary plays like Pygmalion, Apple Cart, Man and Superman and Saint Joan, I was pleasantly surprised to find this heart-warming, whimsic...

  • J.G. Keely

    Chekhov wrote his realist stories between drinks at parties in his home, taking inspiration from the characters around him to create a world of small, short-sighted people who seem real through a comb...

  • Ramona Boldizsar

    - spooilers - I cannot help myself but love this story. At first, it quite annoyed me and I was a little bit scared by its following. I thought, in some or another sequence, that it will end like Ibse...

  • Eric

    A play that exposes Shaw's ideas about women and about how he viewed life in general.Shaw on women:1. Women belong to themselves, not to their men, which is a cool early feminist idea.2. Women in marr...

  • Ananya Ghosh

    I had to read it for class, obviously, or else I don't think I would have ever picked it up. I'm not into drama, you see.But, this wasn't the best of this genre but neither was it disappointing. It wa...

  • Christopher

    Good, but not great. This play is surprisingly shallow for Shaw. It is a nice story about loving relationships, but only one of the characters is challenged in any way and the whole play feels a littl...