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- n. Plural form of Shavian.
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The script rings with some of Shaw's repeated themes -- "Heartbreak House" and "Man and Superman" are among the plays Shavians may find themselves ruminating on -- yet the performance suffers from a rare case of pointless velocity.
But Shaw, who knew better than the Shavians, was at this moment on the very eve of confessing his moral origin.
"With her brilliant take-no-prisoners attitude, Caryl Churchill is undoubtedly one of our foremost 'contemporary Shavians.'"
Directed by Eda Holmes, it will be the second play ever presented in the Shaw's new Studio Theatre dedicated to Shavians after Shaw.
To say that Shaw's plays are to plays of Johnson, Wycherley, Congreve, and Wilde as nothing to something; to offer as almost the only support of the claim a bare catalogue of vices ( "the prodigality of gab, the self-assertion, the affectation of strong-mindedness and impudence," etc.); and then magnanimously to allow petty virtues to three plays, and "salvageable phrases, perhaps speeches" to some unnamed others — this is to adopt the witless intemperance which Mr. Mudrick rightly stigmatizes in the army of Shavians and anti-Shavians.
It all came out of my concentration studies and the Higher Thought Centre where I met some most original dears – Christian Scientists and Spiritualists – and then these Socialists – not a bit on the lines of the old Fabians and Bernard Shavians and the rest who used to believe only in Matter – specially landed property matter – and in parcelling that out among themselves.