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Unpublished Shaw

Unpublished Shaw
  • Author : Bernard Shaw,Dan H. Laurence
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1996
  • Total pages :248
  • ISBN : 9780271015774
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Summary : SHAW 16 contains twenty-nine unpublished pieces by Shaw written between 1877 and 1950. The most significant is a ten-page draft synopsis of Man and Superman (the original manuscript draft of the play has been lost) in a contemplated five-act version, providing scholars with a hitherto unavailable ur-text. Equally important for the biographical and artistic insights they offer are the early literary efforts found in Shaw's first opus notebook, including an extended narrative-verse fragment of 1877 set in Dublin; a polemic (his first) on oakum picking and prison conditions; a criticism of organists and orchestral conductors; and an attempted evaluation of contemporary arts and letters in 1878. We find Shaw, through the persona of a female narrator, creating in his own image a fictional memoir of the young Hector Berlioz; offering an ironic vindication of housebreakers (in anticipation of Heartbreak House); exploring the seamy side of the prizefight ring; examining "exhausted" genres of Victorian art in 1880; defining the "true signification of the term Gentleman"; lecturing on Socialism and the family and on realism as the goal of fiction; and penetratingly considering the future of marriage in a rejected book review, one of four included in the volume. The dimensions of Shaw's political views may be examined through nearly a dozen commentaries on politics and on war and peace, ranging from the Boer War (an 1899 draft letter to the press, "Why Not Abolish the Soldier?") and 1903 municipal elections to U.S. Liberty Loans, the Italo-Abyssinian War, "how to talk intelligently" about the Second World War, and the implications of the hydrogen bomb in the nuclear age. For good measure, the volume concludes with two brief playlets, previously unrecorded. The editors have arranged these pieces individually or grouped by theme and genre as near to chronological order as possible, and the reader is brought closer to the original manuscripts by the retention of Shaw's stylistic and spelling inconsistencies, and by transliteration of the shorthand notations he frequently inserted between lines or in the margins. Each text is supplemented by an editorial note providing its provenance and a detailed physical description of the manuscript.

Shaw and Science Fiction

Shaw and Science Fiction
  • Author : Milton T. Wolf
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1997-01-01
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 9780271016818
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Summary : Shaw's speculations about human destiny align him with many other writers of the time, and later, who forged a new genre of literature that ultimately took the name in 1928 of "science fiction." Ray Bradbury affirms Greg Bear's statement about the little-known, but significant, relationship that Bernard Shaw has with science fiction. Bradbury, who frequently emphasizes Shaw's influence on his own work, asks, "Isn't it obvious at last: Those that do not live in the future will be trapped and die in the past?" Susan Stone-Blackburn, comparing Shaw's Back to Methuselah with Olaf Stapledon's Last and First Men, discusses why science-fiction scholars have been reluctant to acknowledge Shaw's role in the genre. Tom Shippey examines aspects of Shaw's theory of Creative Evolution to show why many have dismissed Shaw's science fiction as insufficiently scientific. Surveying the science-fiction milieu, Ben P. Indick shows that while Shaw was not interested in writing science fiction per se, he knew the genre and how to use it. Jeffrey M. Wallmann chronicles the science-fiction techniques that Shaw foreshadowed. Rodelle Weintraub analyzes dream-related elements of the fantastic that Shaw frequently employed in his drama. John Barnes focuses on Shaw's "radical superman," a stock-in-trade of science fiction. Like H. G. Wells, Shaw understood that human intervention was becoming the dominant mechanism of evolution and that new approaches to theatrical drama would be required to convey the social and political impact of the scientific revolution. Elwira M. Grossman compares similar dilemmas facing Shaw and the Polish dramatist Witkacy. J. L. Wisenthal examines the utopian tradition that underlay the English literary experience, and Julie A. Sparks contrasts Karel Capek's anti-utopian concepts with Shaw's utopian vision. Also included is an 1887 lecture by Shaw entitled "Utopias," published here for the first time. Several of the contributors emphasize the significant influence that Shaw had on major science-fiction writers. Elizabeth Anne Hull explores Shaw's affinities with Arthur C. Clarke, John R. Pfeiffer discusses the many connections between Shaw and Ray Bradbury, and George Slusser explores Shaw and Robert A. Heinlein's "recurrent fascination with the possibilities of life extension." Like his friend Einstein, Shaw knew that imagination is more important than knowledge. Peter Gahan's article demonstrates that Shaw's ambition was to engage the reader's imagination, the only "sufficient backdrop for his vision." Also included are reviews of recent additions to Shavian scholarship, including the Shaw/Wells correspondence, and John R. Pfeiffer's "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

Shaw's Sense of History

Shaw's Sense of History
  • Author : J. L. Wisenthal,Professor of English J L Wisenthal
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1988
  • Total pages :186
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Shaw's thinking about history was fundamental to his work as a dramatist; historical issues deeply engaged his plays, whether set in the past or the present. This is the first book to explore this preoccupation with historical themes, demonstrating how Shaw's interest in the historical process achieved dramatic expression, and throwing new light on the playwright's accomplishment in a variety of plays.

Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society

Constructions of 'the Jew' in English Literature and Society
  • Author : Bryan Cheyette
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1995-10-26
  • Total pages :301
  • ISBN : 9780521558778
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Summary : Combining cultural theory, discourse analysis and new historicism with readings of the works of major contemporary authors, this study concludes that "the Jew" is characterized unstereotypically as the embodiment of uncertainty within English literature and society.

Major History Plays of Shaw

Major History Plays of Shaw
  • Author : Dipankar Chakrabarti
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2007
  • Total pages :130
  • ISBN : 9788126908196
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Summary : G.B. Shaw Is A Literary Mohican Who Bestrode Modern Thought Like A Colossus, But He Was Not A Historian In A Popular Sense. He Wrote Many Plays On Historical Themes, And The Success Of His Historical Plays Shows What He Could Have Achieved If He Had Devoted Himself To Historical Drama.The Present Book Major History Plays Of Shaw: A Fresh Look Presents A Close Study Of Shaw S Select History Plays, Especially The Shavian Notion Of Historical Truth. Shaw, Perhaps, Does Not Believe That History Is Only A Storehouse Of Past Records. He Views The Past Critically As A Step Towards Changing The Present. For Shaw, Historical Truth Is Intensely Related To The Growth Of His Mind, His Firm Faith In The Creed Of Creative Evolution.It Is A Well Conceived And Lucidly Written Book And Commends Itself For Academic Respectability. In This Scholarly Endeavour, Readers Interested In Shaw S Works Will Find Much To Engage Their Attention. It Is Particularly Useful For The Students, Researchers And Teachers Of English Literature.

1992, Shaw and the Last Hundred Years

1992, Shaw and the Last Hundred Years
  • Author : Bernard Frank Dukore
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :328
  • ISBN : 9780271013244
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Summary : In 1892 the first production of Bernard Shaw's first play, Widowers' Houses, heralded the birth of modern drama in the English language. One hundred years later a group of Shavians gathered to examine the significance and influence of Shaw's drama in the English-speaking world. The conference, sponsored by Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, brought together theater scholars, critics, and artists from Canada, England, Ireland, and the United States. The conference also featured productions of The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet, The Man of Destiny, and Farfetched Tales, each followed by a symposium. The centennial conference not only marked the importance of the event but also stimulated new ways of regarding that historic moment, reexaminations of the significance of Shaw's plays, and explorations of their consequences. Some speakers reevaluated the genesis of the first production of Widowers' Houses and its social, cultural, and theatrical context. Some brought to bear on the subject of Shavian drama recent critical perspectives, such as feminism, deconstructionism, and the type of close textual and intertextual scrutiny seldom accorded Shaw. Others explored his impact in England, America, Ireland, and the Antipodes. Still others examined the relationship of comedy and ideas, subtext, and how this Victorian dramatist remains pertinent today. The conference concluded with a symposium that aimed to assess what might lie ahead for Shaw on page and stage in the next hundred years. This volume records the proceedings of the conference as well as reviews and the continuing checklist of Shaviana. Contributors are Peter Barnes, Charles A. Berst, Montgomery Davis, Bernard F. Dukore, Martin Esslin, Joanne E. Gates, Nicholas Grene, Christopher Innes, Katherine E. Kelly, Frederick P. W. McDowell, Rhoda Nathan, Christopher Newton, Michael O'Hara, Jean Reynolds, Irving Wardle, Stanley Weintraub, and J. L. Wisenthal.

Shaw

Shaw
  • Author : Stanley Weintraub,Fred D. Crawford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1990
  • Total pages :175
  • ISBN : 9780271006949
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Summary : This newest volume of SHAW examines aspects of Bernard Shaw's life and work, his involvement with various contemporaries, and his wide-ranging interests throughout a long and multifaceted career. An overview of novelist Elinor Huddart's 1878-1894 letters that Shaw preserved provides glimpses of Shaw from his early struggles as a novelist through his initial successes as a playwright. Other articles reveal Shaw's attempts during the Edwardian years to find a market for his plays in the variety palaces; the uproar that Arms and the Man provoked from Austrian, Bulgarian, and Serbian audiences; and the importance of Salvation Army 'General' William Booth in the creation of Major Barbara. J. M. Barrie's Punch: A Toy Tragedy in One Act, never before published, lets us see Shaw from the perspective of a genially satiric contemporary. One essay follows Galsworthy and Shaw as they try to come to grips with the horrors of World War I, and another explores Harley Granville Barker's answers in The Secret Life to painful questions posed by Heartbreak House. The music collection at Shaw's Corner at Ayot St. Lawrence reveals Shaw's "tireless enthusiasm, remarkably broadminded approach, and eclectic taste" in his lifelong appreciation of music. An examination of Shaw's ethics from his early writings through his late works shows several affinities with the thought of Erich Fromm and of Aristotle. Also included in this volume are two unsigned notices by Shaw that appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1885, reviews of three significant 1988 additions to Shavian scholarship, and the "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

The Shavian

The Shavian
  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1999
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Shaw's New History of English Literature

Shaw's New History of English Literature
  • Author : Thomas Budd Shaw
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1874
  • Total pages :404
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Shaw and Politics

Shaw and Politics
  • Author : T. F. Evans
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :314
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Shaw's political activities and utterances touched virtually every major political issue of his time and spanned most of his adult life. In this collection, Bernard Crick assesses the extent of Shaw's influence as a political thinker, Stanley Weintraub describes Shaw's 1888-92 political speaking engagements at "Oxbridge," and James Woodfield looks at Widowers' Houses as "Comedy for Socialism's Sake." Norman Buchan, M.P., provides a present-day parliamentarian's view of Shaw's thoughts about parliamentary democracy. Leon H. Hugo explores Shaw's reactions to the politics of South Africa, and Patricia Pugh examines Shaw's role as an imperialist. Peter Archer, M.P., addresses Shaw and the Irish question. C. E. Hill traces Shaw's involvement with local government. John V. Antinori analyzes the "politics of personality" in Shaw's relationship with George Sylvester Viereck, and Michel W. Pharand focuses on the "politics of pacifism" in his discussion of Shaw and Romain Rolland. Eric Wallis introduces four reprinted contemporary responses to The Intelligent Woman's Guide, published in The Criterion in 1928, by Harold J. Laski, the Reverend M. C. D'Arcy, A. L. Rowse, and Kenneth Pickthorn. Also reprinted are the 1944 Spectator review by Walter Elliot of Everybody's Political What's What? and Shaw's reply. David Nathan explores Shaw's attitude toward the Jews, with emphasis on Geneva, and H. J. Fyrth examines Geneva in the context of international politics. The volume also contains reviews of six books relevant to Shaw studies, including one devoted to Shaw and Marx.

A History of English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

A History of English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century
  • Author : Mark Francis,John Morrow (Ph. D.)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :336
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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A Sense of History

A Sense of History
  • Author : Margaret Trask
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1975
  • Total pages :159
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Shaw's Daughters

Shaw's Daughters
  • Author : J. Ellen Gainor
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1991
  • Total pages :282
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : For almost a century critics of George Bernard Shaw's dramatic works have accepted the characterization of Shaw as an artist and thinker well ahead of his time with regard to social issues - women's liberation in particular. Since the first wave of feminist criticism in the 1960s and 1970s, however, very little effort has been made to examine Shaw's works in the light of the most recent and challenging developments in feminist theory and gender studies. Now, at a time of renewed historical interest in his plays, J. Ellen Gainor brings the critical understanding of Shaw's work into the present day. Gainor introduces previously unexamined reviews and articles by Shaw's female contemporaries - and discovers among them a remarkable resistance to his depictions of women. Through an analysis of three major character tropes Gainor discovers dramaturgical patterns in Shaw's gender construction that work against the contention that the author created positive and progressive images of women and that situate his work well within the dominant social ideologies of the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Gainor demonstrates that positioning Shaw firmly among his contemporaries may actually resolve some of the troubling issues in his dramaturgy, allowing us to understand more clearly the origins of a number of his female character types, and even to see continuities throughout his work where they have not been shown before.

Shaw's Controversial Socialism

Shaw's Controversial Socialism
  • Author : James Alexander
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2009
  • Total pages :292
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Analyzing Shaw's writings in the political & historical contexts from which they sprang, Alexander shows that Shaw's socialism represented a reactive rather than a proactive stance.

Saint Joan

Saint Joan
  • Author : Arnold Jacques Silver
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1993
  • Total pages :129
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : In Saint Joan: Playing with Fire, Arnold Silver alternately views the last and perhaps best of George Bernard Shaw's major plays as great theater, historical re-creation, artifact of the prominent political struggles of the early twentieth century, and emblem of Shaw's own deep-seated personal and philosophical conflicts. Like most other treatments of Joan, Shaw's is sympathetic to the young heroine. Silver discusses the major themes that arise out of this basic sympathy: the individual versus society, change versus stability, the limits of tolerance, the phenomenon of patriotism. Unlike other adaptations, Shaw's is also curiously sympathetic to the members of the Church tribunal who hear the charges of heresy against Joan and who ultimately condemn her to death. Though Shaw insisted on the historical accuracy of his Saint Joan - and though his 1923 play is more faithful than any previous dramatic adaptation to the facts of Joan's life and her trial - it nonetheless reflects the preoccupations of Shaw and the times he lived in. These preoccupations - most prominent among them the legacy of World War I and the progress of the Russian Revolution - account for Shaw's torn sympathies and for many of the contradictions inherent within the play and between the play and its preface. The ostracism Shaw experienced during World War I for criticizing the British government, his support of Irish independence, his wholehearted embrace of Lenin's repressive communist regime - all mingled with a complex personal response to Joan to color his dramatic interpretation. While Silver's study by no means limits itself to a consideration of these influences, it is among the few that explores them unabashedly, putting before the reader yet another lens through which the play can be seen and understood. Rounding out an analysis of the play's structure and characterization is an examination of the philosophical issues it raises, of its controversial epilogue, of its historicity, and Shaw's clash with the Vatican over a filmscript of the work. Remarkably "un-Shavian" in that the playwright restrained himself from imprinting on Saint Joan the strong mark of his personality and his penchant for comedy, the play as a result "has far more veracity" than Shaw's other historical dramas, Silver writes. That it emerged out of "divergent emotions, destructive as well as benign, out of a personal set of conflicts as much as out of the historical ones of the fifteenth century," helped Shaw to "create in Saint Joan one of his most deeply felt and enduring masterpieces."

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction

Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction
  • Author : Rae Greiner
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2013-01-21
  • Total pages :216
  • ISBN : 1421407450
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Summary : Rae Greiner proposes that sympathy is integral to the form of the classic nineteenth-century realist novel. Following the philosophy of Adam Smith, Greiner argues that sympathy does more than foster emotional identification with others; it is a way of thinking along with them. By abstracting emotions, feelings turn into detached figures of speech that may be shared. Sympathy in this way produces realism; it is the imaginative process through which the real is substantiated. In Sympathetic Realism in Nineteenth-Century British Fiction Greiner shows how this imaginative process of sympathy is written into three novelistic techniques regularly associated with nineteenth-century fiction: metonymy, free indirect discourse, and realist characterization. She explores the work of sentimentalist philosophers David Hume, Adam Smith, and Jeremy Bentham and realist novelists Jane Austen, Charles Dickens, George Eliot, Joseph Conrad, and Henry James.

The Reader's Adviser

The Reader's Adviser
  • Author : Marion Sader
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1994
  • Total pages :1472
  • ISBN : 9780835233200
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Summary : Contains annotated bibliographies of reference books relating to British and American literature, as well as social sciences, history, philosophy, world religions, science technology, and medicine

The Sense of History in the Plays of Robert E. Sherwood

The Sense of History in the Plays of Robert E. Sherwood
  • Author : Richard Jay Wattenberg
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1979
  • Total pages :722
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Bibliographical Shaw

Bibliographical Shaw
  • Author : Dan H. Laurence,Fred D. Crawford,MaryAnn Krajnik Crawford
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :2000
  • Total pages :294
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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Summary : Dedicated to Bernard F. Burgunder, eminent collector of Shaviana, SHAW 20 continues "Mr. B's" legacy by making available new bibliographic information on Shaw, his translations, and major research sources, along with two unpublished Shaw pieces. Representing a prodigious amount of research by a number of people, the volume provides extensive, previously unavailable information that is invaluable to the continuing study of Shaw and his works. Featured is Dan H. Laurence's "A Supplement to Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography," the first update to be published since Laurence's original publication in 1983 (Soho Bibiographies). Extending his original publication, Laurence faithfully follows the format and style of the Soho edition, provides useful cross-references to the 1983 edition, and includes a selective index. "A Supplement. . ." makes as current as possible information relating to the publishing history of Shaw's works in English. Also invaluable to scholarship, but not often seen in publication, is the series of investigatory reports, eleven in all, on the history and holdings of major Shaw research sources, written by equally major Shaw scholars, and spanning four nations: England, Ireland, Canada, and the United States. Prominent among the articles is an extensive report by James Tyler on the Burgunder Collection at Cornell University. Beyond these enticing collections is a listing of additional research sources at the end of the section. Last but hardly least is the bibliography of Shaw's translations in ten major languages and an article on Shaw and his translators by Fred D. Crawford, completed by Dan H. Laurence. Culling the history of translations of Shaw's works in distant countries and in various languages, the bibliography gathers hitherto unavailable publication data, transliterated to English. Preceding the bibliography is a fascinating article on the interactions, intrigues, and inconsistencies that surrounded Shaw's relations with his translators. Given the multiple, complex issues involved, the article invites further research on Shaw's translations as much as it provides a basis for such scholarship. Additionally, "Bernard Shaw's Further Letters to Siegfried Trebitsch," edited by Samuel A. Weiss, provides evidence, beyond Weiss's fine book-length edition, of the evolution of a relationship between Shaw and his German translator, particularly in the face of World War II enmities between their respective countries and Trebitsch's continued, if at times ill-managed, efforts to put Shaw on the German stage and in the German heart. In Shaw's "A Devil of a Fellow: Self-Criticism," originally published in a German translation by Trebitsch but published in this volume for the first time in its original English text, we hear Shaw "troubling" the Viennese about his introduction "as a dramatic poet to the German-speaking peoples." Shaw explains easily: "I never resist a man who is in earnest." The man was Siegfried Trebitsch. Also included are corrections and additions to the Collected Letters 1926-1950 by Dan H. Laurence, a review of Leon Hugo's Edwardian Shaw, and John R. Pfeiffer's "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

Journal of the Institute of Bankers

Journal of the Institute of Bankers
  • Author : Institute of Bankers (Great Britain)
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1895
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 ...

History of the United States from the Compromise of 1850 ...
  • Author : James Ford Rhodes
  • Publisher :Unknown
  • Release Date :1899
  • Total pages :229
  • ISBN : 09876543XX
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