History Theatre / MajorBarbara

7th Oct '14 8:31:01 AM TotemicHero
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* GentlemanSnarker: Undershaft being fairly polite and formal, and very snarky.

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* GentlemanSnarker: Undershaft being is fairly polite and formal, and very snarky.



* HonorBeforeReason: Barbara's decision to leave the Salvation Army is because they accept the money of rich men like her father, despite them being supposedly the source of the problems the Army exists to fight against. Her assistant Mrs. Baines, calls her out on this, to no avail.

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* HonorBeforeReason: Barbara's decision to leave the Salvation Army is because they accept the money of rich men like her father, despite them being supposedly the source of the problems the Army exists to fight against. Her assistant assistant, Mrs. Baines, calls her out on this, this to no avail.



* MommasBoy: Stephen. After having met his father, he finally stands up.

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* MommasBoy: Stephen. After having met his father, he finally stands up.up to Britomart.
31st May '14 7:46:15 AM TotemicHero
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31st May '14 7:46:02 AM TotemicHero
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* ArmsDealer: Andrew Undershaft.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh I say!" for Charles Lomax
* DecoyProtagonist
* EmbarrassingNickname: Cholly and Dolly for Charles [Lomax] and Adolphus [Cusins]

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* ArmsDealer: Andrew Undershaft.
Undershaft runs a business empire based on this.
* BreadAndCircuses: According to Undershaft, the Salvation Army embodies this trope, hence why the wealthy continue to fund it.
* CatchPhrase: "Oh I say!" for Charles Lomax
Lomax.
* DecoyProtagonist
DecoyProtagonist: The title might point to Barbara, but the real protagonist is her father Undershaft.
* EmbarrassingNickname: Cholly and Dolly for Charles [Lomax] (Charles) Lomax and Adolphus [Cusins](Adolphus) Cusins.


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* GambitPileup: Britomart wants Stephen to be made heir, Undershaft just wants to get to know his family (at first), Barbara wants the Salvation Army to be recognized, Cusins is just in love with Barbara, and Stephen (semi-secretly) wants to go into politics instead of being his mother's puppet.
* GentlemanSnarker: Undershaft being fairly polite and formal, and very snarky.


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* HonorBeforeReason: Barbara's decision to leave the Salvation Army is because they accept the money of rich men like her father, despite them being supposedly the source of the problems the Army exists to fight against. Her assistant Mrs. Baines, calls her out on this, to no avail.
* IAmTheNoun: Undershaft's "''I'' am the government of your country" speech.
* LaserGuidedKarma: Bill, who slaps Rummy, gets his comeuppance by having the new boyfriend/husband (the play is unspecific) of his ex-wife sit on his head and then pray for him.


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* OrphansOrdeal: Discussed. Undershaft indicates this is why the family tradition exists, as someone who has not undergone this is not fit to run a business empire like his.
* SevenDeadlySins: Played with; Undershaft defines the seven as "food, clothing, firing, rent, taxes, respectability, and children".


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* WellDoneDaughterGirl: Barbara already got rejected by her mother, so the first thing she does when meeting her father is try to convert him to the Salvation Army's cause.
31st May '14 7:10:51 AM TotemicHero
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''Major Barbara'' is a play by Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw from 1905. It's about Barbara Undershaft, major of the Salvation Army (did you think they're called army for nothing?) who's in a moral conflict: Should she accept money from her estranged father, a producer of arms, or not?

The other members of the family: Lady Britomart, head of the family, which has fallen in hard times; Sarah, Barbara's sister; Charles Lomax, Sarah's husband; Adolphus Cusins, Barbara's significant other, a teacher for Greek; and Stephen, Barbara's brother.
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''Major Barbara'' is a social critique play by Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw from 1905. It's about Barbara 1905.

After many years of being estranged from his family, Andrew
Undershaft, major of a wealthy industrialist who specializes in the Salvation Army (did you think they're called army for nothing?) who's in a moral conflict: Should she accept money from her estranged father, a producer manufacture of arms, or not?

The other members of
gunpowder and weapons, returns home to meet his three children. His wife, the family: Lady Britomart, head has her own plan to convince him to make his son Stephen the family heir, despite the Undershaft family tradition of appointing a foundling to inherit the family fortune. Caught in the middle of this is the title character, Undershaft's rebellious older daughter and a major in the Salvation Army, who tries to get everyone to see the value of her work.

As the agendas and philosophies
of the family, which has fallen different family members collide, the question is raised: who among them is truly in hard times; Sarah, Barbara's sister; Charles Lomax, Sarah's husband; Adolphus Cusins, Barbara's significant other, a teacher for Greek; and Stephen, Barbara's brother.
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the right?
15th Apr '13 12:03:40 PM ketchupshinobi
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* TheNicknamer: Undershaft calls Cusins "Euripides".

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* TheNicknamer: Undershaft calls Cusins "Euripides". Cusins counters by calling Undershaft "Machiavelli".


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* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: Although set in 1906, a year after it was written, Undershaft mentions the military success of his "aerial battleships" despite the fact that very few zeppelins were operational at the time and the first bombing by one was not conducted until 1914.
20th Jun '12 7:35:31 PM PaulA
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''Major Barbara'' is a play by GeorgeBernardShaw from 1905. It's about Barbara Undershaft, major of the Salvation Army (did you think they're called army for nothing?) who's in a moral conflict: Should she accept money from her estranged father, a producer of arms, or not?

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''Major Barbara'' is a play by GeorgeBernardShaw Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw from 1905. It's about Barbara Undershaft, major of the Salvation Army (did you think they're called army for nothing?) who's in a moral conflict: Should she accept money from her estranged father, a producer of arms, or not?
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