Bernard Shaw’s Play ‘Pygmalion’ As  A Social Critique

Bernard Shaw’s Play ‘Pygmalion’ As  A Social Critique Or Man-woman Relationship in Bernard Shaw’s Play ‘Pygmalion’ George Bernard Shaw (1856- 1950) is the originator of a new genre of drama termed as the Drama of Problem or Drama of Ideas. In this genre of drama he has made a critical assessment of some existing social […]

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Samuel Beckett’s Play ‘Waiting For Godot As An Existential (Absurd) Play

Samuel Beckett’s Play ‘Waiting For Godot As An Existential (Absurd) Play The term ‘Existential’ may be defined as a branch of philosophy based on the conception of the absurdity (completely unreasonableness and inappropriateness) of the universe and the consequent meaninglessness of human life and action. It emphasizes on – (i) the uniqueness and isolation of […]

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Dr Faustus as a Marlowvian Tragedy

Dr Faustus as a Marlowvian Tragedy or Dr Faustus as a Marlowvian Hero English dramas before the advent of Christopher Marlowe were in their primitive state of chaos. They had neither a spirited soul nor a definite shape of body. But it was Christopher Marlowe, a young flower of the Italian Renaissance spirit, who for […]

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Allegory and Symbolism in Marlowe’s Play ‘Doctor Faustus’

Allegory and Symbolism in Marlowe’s Play ‘Doctor Faustus’ ‘Allegory’ is an English word originally derived from the Greek word ‘allegoria’ which means something else. Literary, allegory is an art form which signifies a hidden or deeper meaning besides the general or surface meaning. Allegory is always exhibited through a simple story which deals with morality […]

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Renaissance Elements in Marlowe’s play ‘Doctor Faustus’

Renaissance Elements in Marlowe’s play ‘Doctor Faustus’ The term Renaissance is a French word which means ‘rebirth’, ‘revival, or ‘reawakening’. Literally it refers to the revival or reawakening of the classical Greek (Hellenic) and partially Latin literature, arts and culture along with the classical Greek outlook towards life in the late 15th century after a […]

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