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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 18

Edited by Fred Crawford

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6" × 9"
1998

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 18

Edited by Fred Crawford

SHAW 18 offers fourteen articles that illuminate aspects of Shaw's family history, relations with contemporaries, evolving reputation, and dramatic works.

 

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SHAW 18 offers fourteen articles that illuminate aspects of Shaw's family history, relations with contemporaries, evolving reputation, and dramatic works.

Dan H. Laurence presents an authoritative genealogy of the Shaw and Gurly sides of Shaw's family. Among discoveries that have long eluded Shaw's biographers is the birthdate of Elinor Agnes "Yuppy" Shaw, Shaw's sister.

Michael W. Pharand assesses Shaw's intense dislike of Sarah Bernhardt. Stanley Weintraub analyzes Shaw's presence in the plays of Eugene O'Neill. Shaw's Advice to Irishmen, a newspaper account of Shaw's 1918 Dublin lecture "Literature in Ireland," records Shaw's comments on George Moore, J. M. Synge, and James Joyce.

Robert G. Everding surveys Shaw festivals from 1916 in Ireland to the present-day Shaw festivals in Ontario and Milwaukee. In a review of Frank Harris on Bernard Shaw (1931), Richard Aldington dismisses Shaw as human being, thinker, and dramatist: "You must be a Shavian to admire and love Shaw the artist." In an interview with Leon Hugo, biographer Michael Holroyd discusses his biography of G.B.S., responses to his biography, and future work involving G.B.S.

Jeffrey M. Wallmann argues that alienation in Shaw's plays enhances their contemporary value. Bernard F. Dukore investigates Shaw's reasons for discarding the original final act of The Philanderer. Rodelle Weintraub argues persuasively that You Never Can Tell requires the audience to choose between "Crampton's reality" and "Crampton's dream."

Mark H. Sterner, weighing the various charges against Ann Whitefield's character in Man and Superman, concludes that Shaw's treatment of her and Tanner "as significantly different, but nevertheless equal . . . in itself was a revolutionary change in the status of sexual power relationships."

Julie A. Sparks identifies W. W. Henley's sonnet "'Liza" as a likely source not only for some of Eliza's traits in Pygmalion but also for images in Man and Superman and Major Barbara.

Charles A. Carpenter considers Buoyant Billions and Farfetched Fables in the context of Shaw's response to the birth of the atomic age. Paul Bauschatz, evaluating the differences between My Fair Lady and Pygmalion, illustrates why the film can reflect Shaw's play "only uneasily."

SHAW 18 includes five reviews of recent additions to Shavian scholarship as well as John R. Pfeiffer's "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

Contents

NOTICES vii

1. THE SHAWS AND THE GURLYS: A GENEALOGICAL STUDY 1

Dan H. Laurence

2. THE SIREN ON THE ROCK: BERNARD SHAW VS.

SARAH BERNHARDT 33

Michel W. Pharand

3. EUGENE O'NEILL: THE SHAVIAN DIMENSION 45

Stanley Weintraub

4. SHAW'S ADVICE TO IRISHMEN 63

Bernard Shaw (Irish Times)

5. PLANTING MULBERRY: A HISTORY OF SHAW FESTIVALS 67

Robert G. Everding

6. "ALMOST WHOLLY CEREBRAL": RICHARD ALDINGTON ON BERNARD SHAW 93

Michel W. Pharand

7. THE QUEST FOR SHAW: AN INTERVIEW WITH MICHAEL HOLROYD 101

Leon Hugo

8. SEE NO EVIL, HEAR NO EVIL, SPEAK NO EVIL: THE

ALIENATION FACTORS IN SHAW'S DRAMAS 113

Jeffrey M. Wallmann

9. EVIDENCE AND INFERENCE: THE PHILANDERER 131

Bernard F. Dukore

10. EXTRACTING THE ROOTS OF SORROW: YOU NEVER CAN TELL AS DREAM PLAY 137

Rodelle Weintraub

11. SHAW'S SUPERWOMAN AND THE BORDERS OF FEMINISM: ONE STEP OVER THE LINE? 147

Mark H. Sterner

12. AN OVERLOOKED SOURCE FOR ELIZA? W. E. HENLEY'S LONDON TYPES 161

Julie A. Sparks

13. SHAW'S DRAMATIC REACTIONS TO THE BIRTH OF THE ATOMIC AGE 173

Charles A. Carpenter

14. THE UNEASY EVOLUTION OF MY FAIR LADY FROM

PYGMALION 181

Paul Bauschatz

REVIEWS

FILM-PLAYS BY THE DEVIL AND HIS DIRECTOR (Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal, edited by Bernard F. Dukore) 199

John A. Bertolini

ARGUMENTS, ASIDES, ADDENDA: THE LAST WORDS (The Complete Prefaces, Vol. 3: 1930-1950, edited by Dan H.

Laurence and Daniel J. Leary) 205

Rhoda Nathan

SHAW REVIEWS HIS WORLD (Bernard Shaw's Book Reviews,Vol. 2: 1884 to 1950, edited by Brian Tyson) 208

Leon Hugo

MATURITY: SHAW'S NOVELS REVISITED (Bernard Shaw's

Novels: Portrait of the Artist as Man and Superman by Richard

Farr Dietrich) 212

Brian Tyson

SHAW AS SPIN DOCTOR (Pygmalion: Shaw's Spin on Myth and Cinderella by Charles A. Berst) 217

Alfred Turco, Jr.

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 220

John R. Pfeiffer

CONTRIBUTORS 245

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