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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 2

Edited by Stanley Weintraub

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224 pages
6" × 9"
1982

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 2

Edited by Stanley Weintraub

The second volume in the attractive new format ranges the early Shavian canon from Mrs Warren's Profession to Pygmalion, offering new insights as well into Candida, Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara. It includes analyses of Shaw's Wagnerism—in particular the profound impact of Siegfried—and his paradoxical "Republican Royalism,'' which surfaced early and persisted late. One essay good-humoredly demonstrates the possible impact of "The Lady Automaton," a turn-of-the-century science-fiction story, on Pygmalion, and the charming "period story" itself is reprinted as tailpiece. The introduction to the volume (unconnected with "The Lady Automaton") is SF writer Ray Bradbury's delightful satiric poem, "G.B.S. and the Loin of Pork." A major section of SHAW is devoted to an annotated checklist, "The Shaw/Dickens File," which proves not only how often Shaw mined his favorite novelist, but that checklists can even be entertaining reading.

 

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The second volume in the attractive new format ranges the early Shavian canon from Mrs Warren's Profession to Pygmalion, offering new insights as well into Candida, Man and Superman, John Bull's Other Island and Major Barbara. It includes analyses of Shaw's Wagnerism—in particular the profound impact of Siegfried—and his paradoxical "Republican Royalism,'' which surfaced early and persisted late. One essay good-humoredly demonstrates the possible impact of "The Lady Automaton," a turn-of-the-century science-fiction story, on Pygmalion, and the charming "period story" itself is reprinted as tailpiece. The introduction to the volume (unconnected with "The Lady Automaton") is SF writer Ray Bradbury's delightful satiric poem, "G.B.S. and the Loin of Pork." A major section of SHAW is devoted to an annotated checklist, "The Shaw/Dickens File," which proves not only how often Shaw mined his favorite novelist, but that checklists can even be entertaining reading.

The regular departmental features proven so essential to Shaw studies—the "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana" (now an annotated annual bibliography) and reviews of relevant new books—continue in the new SHAW.

Contents

GBS AND THE LOIN OF PORK 1

Ray Bradbury

MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION: IN THE GARDEN OF

RESPECTABILITY 3

Tony Jason Stafford

CANDIDA AS A "MYSTERY" 13

Thomas P. Adler

CLIMATE AND CHARACTER IN JOHN BULL'S OTHER

ISLAND 17

Joseph M. Hassett

SIEGFRIED ELEMENTS IN THE PLAYS OF BERNARD

SHAW 27

Robert Coskren

EPICURUS AND ARISTOTLE—AND SATAN AND JUAN 47

Robert Wexelblatt

BERNARD SHAW: THE EMERGENCE OF A REPUBLICAN

ROYALIST 57

Thomas F. Hale

THE "LADY AUTOMATON" BY E. E. KELLETT: A

PYGMALION SOURCE? 75

Philip Klass

THE SHAW/DICKENS FILE: 1914 TO 1950. AN

ANNOTATED CHECKLIST (CONCLUDED) 101

Edgar Rosenberg

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW. A PEN STUDY 147

Cecil Lewis

MR SHAW'S ST. JOAN 155

Christopher Hollis

RATTIGAN VERSUS SHAW: THE "DRAMA OF IDEAS"

DEBATE 171

Susan Rusinko

THE STATE AND FUTURE OF SHAW RESEARCH:

THE MLA CONFERENCE TRANSCRIPT 179

Margot Peters, Charles Berst, Daniel Leary

REVIEWS

BERNARD SHAW, FILM-MAKER 195

Stanley Weintraub

NOT BY SHAW 200

Alexander Seabrook

TAILORING HEARTBREAK HOUSE FOR THE

STAGE 201

Robert Chapman

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 207

John R. Pfeiffer

CONTRIBUTORS 218

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