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Preface to Major Barbara
George Bernard Shaw

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PREFACE TO MAJOR BARBARA: FIRST AID TO CRITICS 

BERNARD SHAW 

N.B.  The Euripidean verses in the second act of Major Barbara are
not by me, or even directly by Euripides.  They are by Professor
Gilbert Murray, whose English version of The Baccha; came into
our dramatic literature with all the impulsive power of an
original work shortly before Major Barbara was begun.  The play,
indeed, stands indebted to him in more ways than one.
G.  B.  S.

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