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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw

The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw

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Sally Peters, Katherine E. Kelly, Charles A. Berst, Kerry Powell, Frederick J. Marker, David J. Gordon, Fredric Berg, Christopher Innes, Ronald Bryden, Matthew H. Wikander, Tracy C. Davis, T. F. Evans, Jan McDonald, J. L. Wisenthal, Robert G. Everding
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  • Date Published: October 1998
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521566339

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  • The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw is an indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theater. The volume offers a broad-ranging study of Shaw with essays by a team of leading scholars. The Companion covers all aspects of Shaw's drama, focusing both on the political and theatrical context, while the extensive illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada. In addition to situating Shaw's work in its own time, the Companion demonstrates its continuing relevance, and applies some of the newest critical approaches.

    • First collection of essays on Shaw specially-prepared for students
    • Accessible essays written by a team of leading scholars, covering the latest thinking on Shaw, his work, politics and influence
    • Contains numerous photographs from productions at the Shaw Festival, Canada, showcasing innovative new interpretations
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    • Date Published: October 1998
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521566339
    • length: 376 pages
    • dimensions: 227 x 152 x 23 mm
    • weight: 0.6kg
    • contains: 31 b/w illus. 3 music examples
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of illustrations
    Notes on contributors
    Part I. The Social and Cultural Context:
    1. Shaw's life: a feminist in spite of himself Sally Peters
    2. Imprinting the stage: Shaw and the publishing trade, 1893–1903 Katherine E. Kelly
    3. New theatres for old Charles A. Berst
    4. New women, new plays and Shaw in the 1890s Kerry Powell
    Part II. Shaw the Dramatist:
    5. Shaw's early plays Frederick J. Marker
    6. Shavian comedy and the shadow of Wilde David J. Gordon
    7. Paradox and parable: structure and philosophy in Man and Superman and Major Barbara Fredric Berg
    8. 'Nothing but talk, talk, talk - Shaw talk': discussion plays and the making of modern drama Christopher Innes
    9. The road to Heartbreak House Ronald Bryden
    10. Reinventing the history play: Caesar and Cleopatra, Saint Joan, 'In Good King Charles's Golden Days' Matthew H. Wikander
    11. Shaw's interstices of Empire: decolonizing at home and abroad Tracy C. Davis
    12. The later Shaw T. F. Evans
    Part III. Theatre Work and Influence:
    13. Shaw and the court theatre Jan McDonald
    14. Shaw's plays as music drama J. L. Wisenthal
    15. Shaw and the popular context Robert G. Everding

  • Editor

    Christopher Innes, York University, Toronto


    Sally Peters, Katherine E. Kelly, Charles A. Berst, Kerry Powell, Frederick J. Marker, David J. Gordon, Fredric Berg, Christopher Innes, Ronald Bryden, Matthew H. Wikander, Tracy C. Davis, T. F. Evans, Jan McDonald, J. L. Wisenthal, Robert G. Everding

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