Candida, a comic play by G B Shaw is one of the most acclaimed plays of G. B Shaw where he expresses what he is famous in i.e. the society and its people with his usual way of story-telling. It is a classic play in terms of economy and adherence of time and place. It is Shaw’s best constructed play where he observes every detail minutely. The play, in Shaw’s words, “is a play of Ideas, and is not written merely for the sake of amusement. Instead it is a very high degree of social satire”. The character of the lady Candida had exploded the myth of the lady. And thus to the Victorians this lady was “paragon of virtue”. Though it is not as great as other plays of G. B Shaw, still it is very popular. It has huge fan following despite being not great. Let us take a look at the play as a typical Victorian play.
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The Problems of Victorian Society in G B Shaw’s Candida
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