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by George Bernard Shaw

eBook The Doctors Dilemma download ISBN: 1605897159
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Quill Pen Classics (October 21, 2008)
Language: English
Pages: 70
ePub: 1694 kb
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Dramas and Plays

The Doctor's Dilemma is a play by George Bernard Shaw first staged in 1906.

The Doctor's Dilemma is a play by George Bernard Shaw first staged in 1906. It is a problem play about the moral dilemmas created by limited medical resources, and the conflicts between the demands of private medicine as a business and a vocation. Roles and original cast: Mr. Danby – Lewis Casson. Sir Patrick Cullen – William Farren, Junr. Louis Dubedat – Harley Granville-Barker. Dr. Blenkinsop – Edmund Gurney. Minnie Tinwell – Mary Hamilton. Cutler Walpole – James Hearn.

The Doctor's Dilemma is a popular book by George Bernard Shaw. George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma consists of 5 parts for ease of reading

The Doctor's Dilemma is a popular book by George Bernard Shaw. Read The Doctor's Dilemma, free online version of the book by George Bernard Shaw, on ReadCentral. George Bernard Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma consists of 5 parts for ease of reading. Choose the part of The Doctor's Dilemma which you want to read from the table of contents to get started. Table of Contents for The Doctor's Dilemma by George Bernard Shaw. This book contains 36902 words.

Shaw subtitled his play 'A Tragedy' but in fact, writes Michael Holroyd, it's a brilliant satire on the pre-NHS medical profession. Bernard Shaw let it be known that he wrote The Doctor's Dilemma in 1906 to meet a challenge from his friend, the theatre critic William Archer. Archer had claimed that GBS could not be regarded as a supreme dramatist until he had written a tragedy involving "the King of Terrors" – death.

It is not the fault of our doctors that the medical service of the community, as at present provided for, is a murderous absurdity. That any sane nation, having observed that you could provide for the supply of bread by giving bakers a pecuniary interest in baking for you, should go on to give a surgeon a pecuniary interest in cutting off your leg, is enough to make one despair of political humanity. But we take good care not to make the hangman and the housebreaker the judges of that. If we did, no man’s neck would be safe and no man’s house stable.

The Doctor’s Dilemma: Act I Lyrics. He devils for the doctor by answering his letters, acting as his domestic laboratory assistant, and making himself indispensable generally, in return for unspecified advantages involved by intimate intercourse with a leader of his profession, and amounting to an informal apprenticeship and a temporary affiliation.

The Doctor's Dilemma book. Bernard Shaw -who was also an economist- uses his acerbic wit to attack the privatization of medical practice circa 1911. The essay is at least, if not the more interesting of the two.

The Doctor's Dilemma is about Dr. Colenso Ridgeon, who has recently been knighted because of a miraculous new treatment he developed for tuberculosis. As his friends arrive to congratulate him on his success, he is visited by two figures who present him with a difficult decision

The Doctor's Dilemma is about Dr. As his friends arrive to congratulate him on his success, he is visited by two figures who present him with a difficult decision

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines

Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form.

The Doctors Dilemma is a book written by George Bernard Shaw. It is widely considered to be one of the top 100 greatest books of all time. This great novel will surely attract a whole new generation of readers. For many, The Doctors Dilemma is required reading for various courses and curriculums. And for others who simply enjoy reading timeless pieces of classic literature, this gem by George Bernard Shaw is highly recommended. Published by Quill Pen Classics and beautifully produced, The Doctors Dilemma would make an ideal gift and it should be a part of everyone's personal library.
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Bloodhammer
"Cauchon: If you dare do what this woman has done - set your country above the holy Catholic Church - you shall go to the fire with her."

So speaks a more engaging, complex executioner of the legendary young soldier put forth by Bernard Shaw in "Saint Joan." Even if the Bishop put Joan to death for political reasons he likely believed that her execution was just. The Catholic Church's problems with Joan lingered for nearly 500 years. Her active assertion of nationalism as a holy endeavor intuited by her own judgment undermined the Catholic church's political authority, and yes, presaged the Reformation, even if Joan was not a Protestant (Shaw labels her "anti clerical").

And she willingly asserted a non-traditional feminine role (soldiering and politicking), which by its nature required non-traditional feminine behavior and dress. Reviewers who say that Joan wore armor to keep from being raped are half right, since Joan's soldiering included such hazards, like being wounded. But she thrived in it too. In fact, I agree with Shaw that the voices spurring her on were Joan's own subconcious, but that is another debate...

Those who are skeptical of Shaw's ideas would do well to consider the year of her Canonization: 1920. It's no accident that a year after the Great War, in which the world's powers successfully mobilized against each other in the name of Nationalism (the churches providing prayers and getting out of the way), Catholicism threw up its hands and recognized the genius of the French teenager. This too as women had been called on in support roles like nurses and ambulance drivers, and were being enfranchised by their European and American nations.

The play itself is typical Shaw - bright, smart, very worthwhile. None of the play's acts goes on too long. None is weak, except for Act III on the eve of the battle of Orleans, but Shaw is Shaw and seems embarassed by the warlike bluster. Joan herself, as others have observed, often speaks in lines that are taken directly from the trial transcripts. When she doesn't it's usually to give her a flash of wit that rarely seems contrived. This is Joan for grown-ups. And it is Joan for the 21st century: post-modern, the old sentiments put aside.

Also reccomended: Regine Pernoud's books. If you need to hear what a pretty, chaste, tear-provoking, goody goody of a girl Joan was buy Mark Twain (I myself donated that volume to the public library when I was 17).
Arar
This is an excellent play. It does not focus on Joan's death, but on her life, and the aftermath surrounding her death. A thoughtful approach; a well-written drama that Shaw researched well. He is an excellent storyteller.
sunrise bird
G.B.Shaw at his comic best for his final masterpiece. Joan was burned at the stake, by the Church as a Heretic, and 400 years later declared a Saint by the same Church. Not only an entertaining History lesson, but a brilliant account of the teenage Saint. Shaw's Ironic Irish take on the Trial is priceless. He takes on Christianity with a clear and playful eye. If you liked Pygmalian (My Fair Lady) you will love this play. Very readable.
Lesesshe
Audio recordings of plays are usually done with different actors reading the roles as in a radio play. This is the first time I have listened to a play being read by only one reader. It is not at all the same experience, but better than one might expect. The reader uses a neutral American accent for the French characters, but a slightly British one to differentiate the English characters. There was a recording on Caedmon of the play with Siobhan McKenna repeating her famous performance, but it is not available. (Some libraries still have it on vinyl, but that doesn't help me pass the time while commuting.)

Shaw's play is intriguing, coming as it did so soon after Joan's canonization and Ireland's war for independence ("France for the French"), but there is no denying that is rather untheatrical, save for the climactic scene. Joan confesses to her supposed sins to save her life, but then withdraws the confession, choosing execution and martydom. I had never realized how much Arthur Miller owed to Shaw; I was reminded of the scene in The Crucible when John Proctor confesses to a lie and then recants, preferring an honorable death. These scenes are both based on historical events, of course, but the resemblance in the way they are dramatized is striking nonetheless. Here's a potential trivia topic: How many plays and movies can you think of that use the device of a false confession followed by an even more dramatic retraction?
Azago
I was re-introduced to St. Joan by the National Theatre Live broadcast of a modern dress production from London's Donmar Playhouse. Rereading the book after many years reminded me of Shaw's genius. It's a fast, fun, thought-provoking read.
Hanelynai
A must read for those interested in the life of Joan of Arc.
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Remarkable play. Not only for its worth but relevance. Brilliant and funny!
This is a fantastic play! It is funny, witty, and chock-full of biting satire. I was very happy with the content. The print layout was the only problem I had with this edition. It is somewhat tedious to read because the characters names are not clearly delineated from their lines. I often found myself having to back track to figure out who was speaking. Aside from that, I highly recommend it. In addition to this play, try Shakespeare's treatment of Joan of Arc in his I Henry VI history play (it is quite the opposite of Shaw's and there are many interesting parallels) Enjoy!