Dido and Aeneas was Purcell's first and only all-sung opera and derives from the English masque tradition. Libretto[ edit ] Originally based on Nahum Tate's play Brutus of Alba, or The Enchanted Loversthe opera is likely, at least to some extent, to be allegorical.
Quotes[ edit ] My specialty is being right when other people are wrong. The reasonable man adapts himself to the world ; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself.
Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man. The worst sin towards our fellow creatures is not to hate them, but to be indifferent to them: All great truths begin as blasphemies. Must then a Christ perish in torment in every age to save those that have no imagination?
One man that has a mind and knows it can always beat ten men who haven't and don't. Statue of Shaw in Niagara-on-the-Lake s[ edit ] Patriotism is, fundamentally, a conviction that a particular country is the best in the world because you were born in it… The World 15 November Pasteboard pies and paper flowers are being banished from the stage by the growth of that power of accurate observation which is commonly called cynicism by those who have not got it… The World 18 JulyMusic in London being criticisms contributed week by week to The World New York: Vienna House, But no public man in these islands ever believes that the Bible means what it says: Answers to Nine Questions Septemberanswers to nine questions submitted by Clarence Rook, who had interviewed him in Socialists must be in favor of an aristocratic form of government.
We must have the best men for the job. In the dictator you must have a man who has not only the power to govern but the force of character to impose himself as dictator whether you like him or not. CandidaAct I I'm only a beer teetotaler, not a champagne teetotaler.
I don't like beer. Candida, Act III We don't bother much about dress and manners in England, because as a nation we don't dress well and we've no manners. The great advantage of a hotel is that it's a refuge from home life. Pleasant and Unpleasant, Vol.
I, preface There is only one religionthough there are a hundred versions of it. Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, Vol. II, preface You're not a man, you're a machine. If I battened on the scorched corpses of animals, you might well ask me why I did that.
Why should I be filthy and inhuman? Why should I be an accomplice in the wholesale horror and degradation of the slaughter-house? Interview "What Vegetarianism Really Means: Interviews and Recollections, edited by A.
A review of the works and ideas of Henrik Ibsen I have never admitted the right of an elderly author to alter the work of a young author, even when the young author happens to be his former self.
In the case of a work which is a mere exhibition of skill in conventional art, there may be some excuse for the delusion that the longer the artist works on it the nearer he will bring it to perfection.
Yet even the victims of this delusion must see that there is an age limit to the process, and that though a man of forty-five may improve the workmanship of a man of thirty-five, it does not follow that a man of fifty-five can do the same.
When we come to creative art, to the living word of a man delivering a message to his own time, it is clear that any attempt to alter this later on is simply fraud and forgery. As I read the old Quintessence of Ibsenism I may find things that I see now at a different angle, or correlate with so many things then unnoted by me that they take on a different aspect.
But though this may be a reason for writing another book, it is not a reason for altering an existing one. Preface to the edition Just as the liar 's punishment is, not in the least that he is not believedbut that he cannot believe any one else; so a guilty society can more easily be persuaded that any apparently innocent act is guilty than that any apparently guilty act is innocent.
The Two Pioneers The salvation of the world depends on the men who will not take evil good - humouredlyand whose laughter destroys the fool instead of encouraging him.
What is the New Element in the Norwegian School? The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel. It's well to be off with the Old Woman before you're on with the New. Act II The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Act II The test of a man or woman's breeding is how they behave in a quarrel.
Warren's Profession [ edit ] People are always blaming circumstances for what they are. I don't believe in circumstances. The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.
Vivie, Act II There are no secrets better kept than the secrets everybody guesses. Praed, Act IV Caesar and Cleopatra [ edit ] My way hither was the way of destiny ; for I am he of whose genius you are the symbol: Have I read your riddle, Sphinx?
I have wandered in many lands, seeking the lost regions from which my birth into this world exiled me, and the company of creatures such as I myself.The Representations of Femininity in Pride and Prejudice - Jane Austen, one of the most well-known 19th century novelists recognized today continues to captivate people with stories of love and romance through the transformation of her novels into film and television.
It's well to be off with the Old Woman before you're on with the New. Act II; The fickleness of the women I love is only equaled by the infernal constancy of the women who love me.
Another important study which attempted to assess the strength of the self-fulfilling prophesies generated by positive and negative labelling was entitled Pygmalion in the Classroom[ R. Rosenthal and L. Jacobson].The study relates to all pupils in Grades [aged approximately ] in an elementary school a large American town.
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Essays and criticism on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion - Critical Essays. but his assertion that Pygmalion was written to impress upon the public the In Act 3 of George Bernard Shaw.