Mrs Warren's Profession, by Shaw, George Bernard - Akasha Classics, AkashaPublishing.Com - Shaw, George Bernard's third play, Mrs. Warren's Profession, is a story of family relations and sexual propriety in Victorian England. Vivie Warren leads a comfortable, well-educated, middle-class existence. She is dismayed to discover that her proper upbringing has been funded in the most improper of ways - her mother is a brothel manager. For Mrs. Warren, her work has enabled her to rise from desperate poverty and provide her daughter with the good things in life. Can Vivie overcome her repugnance at her mother's profession? Challenging the mores of its time, Mrs. Warren's Profession addresses the economic and social realities of Victorian women, while crackling with wit and energy.