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George Bernard Shaw in Context

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  • Editor: Brad Kent, Université Laval, Québec
Peter Gahan, Lauren Arrington, Peter Conolly-Smith, Desmond Harding, Eibhear Walshe, Nicholas Grene, Anthony Roche, Margot Peters, Sos Eltis, J. Ellen Gainor, Kerry Powell, Ellen E. Dolgin, Heidi J. Holder, Jean Chothia, John McInerney, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Charles A. Carpenter, Lawrence Switzky, Christopher Innes, Alfred Turco, Jr, Richard Farr Dietrich, Michel W. Pharand, Martin Meisel, Brad Kent, Michael Malouf, D. A. Hadfield, Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel, James Alexander, Matthew Yde, Lagretta Tallent Lenker, Jonathan Goldman, Jean Reynolds, John R. Pfeiffer, Christopher Wixson, Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín, Tony J. Stafford, David Kornhaber, J. P. Wearing, A. M. Gibbs, L. W. Conolly, Julie A. Sparks, John A. Bertolini
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  • Date Published: October 2015
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107047457

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  • When 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 his time, but for how relevant he is to ours. This collection sets Shaw's life and achievements in context, with 42 scholarly essays devoted to subjects that interested him and defined his work. Contributors explore a wide range of themes, moving from factors that were formative in Shaw's life, to the artistic work that made him most famous and the institutions with which he worked, to the political and social issues that consumed much of his attention, and, finally, to his influence and reception. Presenting fresh material and arguments, this collection will point to new directions of research for future scholars.

    • 42 essays on everything from people and places to politics and reception will appeal to a broad variety of interests
    • Demonstrates the importance of broader historical context to an understanding of Shaw's life and works
    • Includes competing visions of Shaw's legacy and paves the way for areas of further study
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    • Date Published: October 2015
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107047457
    • length: 418 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.79kg
    • contains: 26 b/w illus.
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    A chronology of Shaw's works
    Part I. People and Places:
    1. Dublin Peter Gahan
    2. The Fabian Society Lauren Arrington
    3. Germany and Austria Peter Conolly-Smith
    4. London Desmond Harding
    5. Oscar Wilde Eibhear Walshe
    6. W. B. Yeats Nicholas Grene
    Part II. Theatre:
    7. The Abbey Theatre Anthony Roche
    8. Actors and actresses Margot Peters
    9. The Court Theatre Sos Eltis
    10. Fabian drama J. Ellen Gainor
    11. Farcical comedy Kerry Powell
    12. History plays Ellen E. Dolgin
    13. Melodrama Heidi J. Holder
    14. The new drama Jean Chothia
    Part III. Writing and the Arts:
    15. Cinema John McInerney
    16. Journalism Elizabeth Carolyn Miller
    17. Letters Charles A. Carpenter
    18. Media and technology Lawrence Switzky
    19. Modernism Christopher Innes
    20. Music Alfred Turco, Jr
    21. Novels Richard Farr Dietrich
    22. Publishers and publishing Michel W. Pharand
    23. Visual arts Martin Meisel
    Part IV. Politics:
    24. Censorship Brad Kent
    25. Empire and nationalism Michael Malouf
    26. Feminism D. A. Hadfield
    27. Irish politics Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel
    28. Socialism James Alexander
    29. Totalitarianism Matthew Yde
    30. War Lagretta Tallent Lenker
    Part V. Culture and Society:
    31. Celebrity Jonathan Goldman
    32. Education Jean Reynolds
    33. Evolutionary theory John R. Pfeiffer
    34. Health and vegetarianism Christopher Wixson
    35. Language Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín
    36. Nature Tony J. Stafford
    37. Philosophy David Kornhaber
    Part VI. Reception and Afterlife:
    38. Reception in London, 1892–1950 J. P. Wearing
    39. Criticism, 1950–2013 A. M. Gibbs
    40. The contemporary North American stage L. W. Conolly
    41. Biography Julie A. Sparks
    42. The Shavian tradition John A. Bertolini.

  • Editor

    Brad Kent, Université Laval, Québec
    Brad Kent is Associate Professor of British and Irish Literatures at Université Laval and was Visiting Professor at Trinity College Dublin in 2013–14. His recent publications include a critical edition of Shaw's Mrs Warren's Profession (2012), The Selected Essays of Sean O'Faolain (forthcoming), and essays in University of Toronto Quarterly, Modern Drama, ARIEL: A Review of International English Literatures, English Literature in Transition, Irish University Review, and The Oxford Handbook of Modern Irish Theatre. He is also the programme director of the Shaw Symposium, held annually at the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canada.

    Contributors

    Peter Gahan, Lauren Arrington, Peter Conolly-Smith, Desmond Harding, Eibhear Walshe, Nicholas Grene, Anthony Roche, Margot Peters, Sos Eltis, J. Ellen Gainor, Kerry Powell, Ellen E. Dolgin, Heidi J. Holder, Jean Chothia, John McInerney, Elizabeth Carolyn Miller, Charles A. Carpenter, Lawrence Switzky, Christopher Innes, Alfred Turco, Jr, Richard Farr Dietrich, Michel W. Pharand, Martin Meisel, Brad Kent, Michael Malouf, D. A. Hadfield, Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel, James Alexander, Matthew Yde, Lagretta Tallent Lenker, Jonathan Goldman, Jean Reynolds, John R. Pfeiffer, Christopher Wixson, Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín, Tony J. Stafford, David Kornhaber, J. P. Wearing, A. M. Gibbs, L. W. Conolly, Julie A. Sparks, John A. Bertolini

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