Shaw and History

Written By Gale K. Larson
Shaw and History
  • Publsiher : Penn State Press
  • Release : 18 January 1999
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
  • Pages : 222 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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Read or download book entitled Shaw and History written by Gale K. Larson which was release on 18 January 1999, this book published by Penn State Press. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. Book excerpt: This special issue of Shaw offers ten articles that focus on the theme of "Shaw and History." That focus illuminates Shaw's concept of history as art and its uses for dramatic purposes. It is a focus that is broadly applied to the historical perspective. Views range from Shaw's uses of historical sources in the Shavianizing of history, his uses of historical, geographical, and political places and events in his work, to views that place selected Shavian works within a historical context. Stanley Weintraub discusses Shaw's references to Cetewayo, Zulu chieftain, in Cashel Byron's Profession as the first incorporation of a contemporary historical figure into his work. John Allett explores the liberal, socialist, and radical feminist views of prostitution in nineteenth-century England and demonstrates how those political views are developed within the unfolding action ofMrs Warren's Profession. Sidney P. Albert studies the Utopian movement, "The Garden City," to determine the extent to which that movement influenced Shaw's conception of Perivale St. Andres inMajor Barbara. He also narrates his personal attempt to identify the Ballycorus smelting works and its surroundings as well as the campanile, or Folly, at Faringdon as sites that provided the scenic sources for Perivale St. Andres inMajor Barbara. Gale K. Larson has edited a partially unpublished Shavian manuscript that addresses Shaw's relationship with Frank Harris and, among other matters, sets the historical record right as to who deserves the credit for attributing the identity of the Dark Lady of the Sonnets to Mary Fitton. He also examines the historical sources that influenced Shaw's views on Charles II, the "Merry Monarch," in"In Good King Charles's Golden Days" and demonstrates Shaw's reclamation of yet another historical figure from the traditional historians. David Gunby examines the first-night performance of O'Flaherty, V.C. for purposes of setting the historical record straight as to the facts of that production. Wendi Chen presents the stage history of the production of Mrs Warren's Professionin China during the early 1920s and argues its central role in shaping modern Chinese drama. Rodelle Weintraub assesses Too True to Be Good as a dream play within the context of the nightmarish times of World War I. Michael M. O'Hara surveys the Federal Theatre's productions of Androcles and the Lionin the 1930s to reveal the political and religious repressions that those productions underscore. Shaw 19 also includes three reviews of recent additions to Shavian scholarship as well as John R. Pfeiffer's "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

Shaw and History

Shaw and History
  • Author : Gale K. Larson
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Total pages : 222
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : This special issue of Shaw offers ten articles that focus on the theme of "Shaw and History." That focus illuminates Shaw's concept of history as art and its uses for dramatic purposes. It is a focus that is broadly applied to the historical perspective. Views range from Shaw's uses of ...

Shaw s Sense of History

Shaw s Sense of History
  • Author : J. L. Wisenthal,Professor of English J L Wisenthal
  • Publisher : Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press
  • Release Date : 1988
  • Total pages : 186
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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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 ...

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw
  • Author : Stanley Weintraub
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 1988-06-01
  • Total pages : 164
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : This is the first comprehensive annotated bibliography of works by and about Bernard Shaw. No book has appeared before that has surveyed all of the research and writing that the life and work of Bernard Shaw have evoked. The greatest dramaturgist in English after Shakespeare, Shaw was one of the ...

MYRIAD MINDED SHAW PERSPECTIVES ON SHAVIAN DRAMA

MYRIAD MINDED SHAW   PERSPECTIVES ON SHAVIAN DRAMA
  • Author : SENGUPTA, GAUTAM
  • Publisher : PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
  • Release Date : 2016-04
  • Total pages : 440
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : Sir George Bernard Shaw’s contribution to the Western theatre is unparallel, and hence, is imitated, remembered and read by literature lovers even today. Over the course of his life he wrote more than 60 plays, and nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but each also includes a vein ...

Unpublished Shaw

Unpublished Shaw
  • Author : Bernard Shaw,Dan H. Laurence
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 1996
  • Total pages : 248
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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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 ...

George Bernard Shaw in Context

George Bernard Shaw in Context
  • Author : Brad Kent
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-14
  • Total pages : 212
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : When George Bernard Shaw died in 1950, the world lost one of its most well-known authors, a revolutionary who was as renowned for his personality as he was for his humour, humanity, and rebellious thinking. He remains a compelling figure who deserves attention not only for how influential he was in ...

Shaw and Science Fiction

Shaw and Science Fiction
  • Author : Milton T. Wolf
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 1997-01-01
  • Total pages : 294
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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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 ...

Shaw

Shaw
  • Author : Gale K. Larson,MaryAnn Krajnik Crawford
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Total pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : Shaw, now in its twenty-second year, publishes general articles on Shaw and his milieu, reviews, notes, and the authoritative Continuing Checklist of Shaviana, the bibliography of Shaw studies....

A Study Guide for George Bernard Shaw s Saint Joan

A Study Guide for George Bernard Shaw s  Saint Joan
  • Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Total pages : 20
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : A Study Guide for George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your ...

Fictions of Power in English Literature

Fictions of Power in English Literature
  • Author : Lee Horsley
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2016-07-01
  • Total pages : 310
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : As a result of its imperial role, Britain was closely involved with such romantic and disruptive myths of power such as the imperial adventure hero and the self-deified charismatic leader. Lee Horsley explores fictional representations of political power during this period, surveying a wide range of texts from the adventure ...

A Play Analysis

A Play Analysis
  • Author : R. J. Cardullo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2015-10-28
  • Total pages : 206
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : "Play Analysis: A Casebook on Modern Western Drama is a combined play-analysis textbook and course companion that contains twelve essays on major dramas from the modern European and American theaters: among them, Ghosts, The Ghost Sonata, The Doctor’s Dilemma, A Man’s a Man, The Homecoming, The Hairy Ape, ...

Shaw and Other Playwrights

Shaw and Other Playwrights
  • Author : John Anthony Bertolini
  • Publisher : Penn State Press
  • Release Date : 1993
  • Total pages : 230
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : The early conclusion that Shaw was mainly a magpie following the trails of many thinkers has led to the further consequence of neglecting Shaw's relationship to other playwrights. This volume of SHAW explores Shaw's plays as inheritances and inspirations of dramatic art and also locates Shaw himself as a presence ...

Constructions of the Jew in English Literature and Society

Constructions of  the Jew  in English Literature and Society
  • Author : Bryan Cheyette
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 1995-10-26
  • Total pages : 301
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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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....

Edwardian Shaw

Edwardian Shaw
  • Author : Leon Hugo
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 1999-01-28
  • Total pages : 308
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : Edwardian Shaw covers Shaw's campaigns and crusades in the crucial first ten years of the century, when his career hung in the balance. By going to contemporary documents and highlighting aspects of Shaw's career at this time, particularly his emergence as a moral revolutionary and playwright of original and disquieting ...

Arms and the Man the Devil s Disciple Caesar and Cleopatra

Arms and the Man  the Devil s Disciple  Caesar and Cleopatra
  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 2021-04-08
  • Total pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9780271019185
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Summary : Arms and the Man, The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra are some of Shaw's most popular and frequently performed works. They demonstrate the development of Shavian comedy and contain early formulations of his idea of the Superman, an extraordinary individual who catalyzes the evolution of mankind....