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Shaw and History

Shaw and History Book
Author : Gale K. Larson
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 1999
ISBN : 9780271019185
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 Gale K. Larson has edited a partially unpublished Shavian manuscript that addresses Shaw's relationship with Frank Harris and, among other matters, sets the historical record right as to who deserves the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 s Sense of History

Shaw s Sense of History Book
Author : J. L. Wisenthal,Professor of English J L Wisenthal
Publisher : Oxford [England] : Clarendon Press
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

A History of English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century

A History of English Political Thought in the Nineteenth Century Book
Author : Mark Francis,John Morrow (Ph. D.)
Publisher : Bloomsbury Academic
Release : 1994
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Shavian

The Shavian Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Choice

Choice Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1983
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Saint Joan

Saint Joan Book
Author : Arnold Jacques Silver
Publisher : Twayne Pub
Release : 1993
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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."

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw Book
Author : Stanley Weintraub
Publisher : Penn State Press
Release : 1988-06-01
ISBN : 0271026723
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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 dominant public figures of his time, a long lifetime (1856-1950) that began in the mid-Victorian period and extended into the Atomic Age. Inevitably, someone who straddled his age so visibly and so memorably, and whose works retain a continuing fascination, has been the subject of thousands of articles and hundreds of books, from criticism of individual works to multivolume biographies, editions, and studies. Stanley Weintraub has distilled his forty years of experience of Shaw studies to bring them into useful focus and sort out the significant writings from the burgeoning mass of publications. This book is an essential tool for both scholars and general readers interested in the multifarious world of Shaw. Readers will not only find out what has been done, but what still remains to be accomplished in Shaw studies; what Shaw's influence has been on other writers; even where Shaw has appeared as a character in other writers' poetry, fiction, and drama.

Small Businesses in Britain how They Survive and Succeed

Small Businesses in Britain  how They Survive and Succeed Book
Author : Philip Clarke
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1973
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Irish University Review

Irish University Review Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1992
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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George Bernard Shaw s Saint Joan

George Bernard Shaw s Saint Joan Book
Author : Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Art of the Critic

The Art of the Critic Book
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Chelsea House Publications
Release : 1985
ISBN : 9780877545019
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Book Description :

Volume eight of an 11-volume series of literary criticism selected from works ranging from Classical Greece to the present day. As well as what are considered to be the most important critical texts of each era, the books contain brief biographies of the authors.

Joyce O Casey and the Irish Popular Theater

Joyce  O Casey  and the Irish Popular Theater Book
Author : Adjunct Professor of Theatre and Drama Stephen Watt,Stephen Watt
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1991
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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This study explores Ireland's late 19th-century popular theater and its impact on the works of two of its major writers, James Joyce and Sean O'Casey. Employing the strategies of Marxist cultural analysis and the seldom-discussed aspect of Irish popular culture and assesses its contribution to various political and social discourses in turn-of- the-century Dublin. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Major History Plays of Shaw

Major History Plays of Shaw Book
Author : Dipankar Chakrabarti
Publisher : Atlantic Publishers & Dist
Release : 2007
ISBN : 9788126908196
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

Shaw the Neglected Plays

Shaw  the Neglected Plays Book
Author : Alfred Turco
Publisher : University Park : Pennsylvania State University Press
Release : 1987
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Why does such a large proportion of the criticism devoted to Shavian drama deal with such a surprisingly small number of plays? Of Shaw's more than fifty works for the stage, few are looked at and many deserve closer attention. This volume, dealing with pieces of lesser prominence in the canon, aims to enrich our sense of the range and depth of Shaw's achievement as a playwright. Contributors to Shaw 7 have construed neglect broadly to include dramas slighted on the stage, on the page, or both. Fresh perspectives are offered on two dozen full-length and shorter plays ranging from The Philanderer (1893) to Shakes Versus Shav. The Neglected Plays presents the latest work by such well-known critics as Charles A. Berst (on The Man of Destiny), Frederick P.W. McDowell (on You Never Can Tell), and Barbara Bellow Watson (on The Apple Cart) as well as essays by promising younger scholars on plays such as Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction and Buoyant Billions. A collection of newspaper pieces revives no less an expert than Shaw himself on the subject of his own neglected plays. Finally, an exhaustive bibliographical article by Charles A. Carpenter points toward possibilities for future research. Shaw 7: The Neglected Plays challenges some established critical assumptions, in the process revealing Shaw to be a far more self-conscious modernist than is usually supposed. The book will be of interest not just to professional Shavians, but also to all who share a love for the modern theater.

Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism 1981 1990

Modern Drama Scholarship and Criticism 1981 1990 Book
Author : Charles A. Carpenter
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 1997
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The successor to modern drama scholarship and criticism 1966-1980, the present volume is a classified, selective list of publications for the period 1981-1990, with many additions and corrections to the previous volume. It refines and supplements the series of annual bibliographies that Charles Carpenter compiled for the journal Modern Drama from 1982 to 1993. The work is designed both as a convenient checklist of significant scholarship on all aspects of world drama since Ibsen and as a bibliographical prTcis of the discipline as it has evolved since 1980. The great majority of its 25,200 entries concern literary currents in drama since the last third of the nineteenth century and the associated playwrights, although theatre history is also well represented. Because of the heightened interest in semiotic, anthropological, feminist, and other theoretical approaches to drama during the decade of the 1980s, the 'Contemporary Theory' section has been greatly expanded. The primary organization is geographic/linguistic; the main divisions are World Drama, then American, British and Irish, Canadian, Hispanic, French, Italian, Germanic, Scandinavian, Eastern European, African and West Indian, Australasian, and Asian drama. A name index is included. Although the bibliography is limited to material in Roman-alphabet languages, its scope, orientation, and format are designed to make the project internationally useful and intelligible.

Documentary Editing

Documentary Editing Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1996
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Crisis and Confession

Crisis and Confession Book
Author : E. V. Ramakrishnan,I. Vi Rāmakr̥ṣṇan
Publisher : South Asia Books
Release : 1988
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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History of the Theatre

History of the Theatre Book
Author : Oscar Gross Brockett,Franklin Joseph Hildy
Publisher : Pearson College Division
Release : 2007
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A comprehensive overview of the history of theater throughout the world.

Shaw and Religion

Shaw and Religion Book
Author : Charles A. Berst
Publisher : Penn State University Press
Release : 1981
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Now in book format, Shaw (continuing The Shaw Review) will publish general articles on Shaw and his milieu, reviews, notes and the authoritative Continuing Checklist of Shaviana--the bibliography of Shaw studies. Because of its book size, Shaw will offer approximately twice as many pages as the present three-issue format combined; it therefore will be possible to utilize more illustrative material than before, and more detailed studies. For libraries and individual readers who bind their issues, the expense of binding will now be eliminated, and the studies published will be less susceptible to loss and mutilation than in the paper-cover form. Some annual volumes will be special-theme books, although such service departments as the annual Checklist and a book review section will be continued in them. Two-year subscribers in the U.S. and Canada are guaranteed the Volume 1 price of $15.95 for Volume 2 (1982), $17.50 in all other countries.

Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History

Albert Shaw Lectures on Diplomatic History Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1942
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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