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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 6

Edited by Stanley Weintraub

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188 pages
6" × 9"
1986

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 6

Edited by Stanley Weintraub

Carrying on the off-beat and far-ranging tradition of Shaw, this sixth volume opens with an account of the identification and naming of Pointe Bernard Shaw, a peninsula in northern Quebec, whose form viewed from the air resembles the famous Shaw profile, as shown in an accompanying photograph. Here also are a classic comparison of Shaw's activities during the First World War with those of Jonathan Swift during the years of the War of the Spanish Succession, exhibiting the belief of each that literary work should not exist in an aesthetic vacuum; a study of the enlargement of Shaw's intellectual world through his contacts with Albert Einstein; the discovery of the almost certain source of Jennifer Dubedat in Doctor's Dilemma in a strikingly attractive Australian widow; a moving account of the long friendship of Shaw and Laurence Housman, with Housman's drawing of Shaw; a speculation about the true mystery of Candida, celebrating as it does the birth of a poet's art; firsthand accounts by contemporary actresses such as Wendy Hiller, Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, and Barbara Jefford on their experience of playing Shaw's St. Joan; and two previously unpublished scintillating Shaw pieces, one of these a futuristic fantasy that is a rare piece of Shavian prose fiction.

 

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Carrying on the off-beat and far-ranging tradition of Shaw, this sixth volume opens with an account of the identification and naming of Pointe Bernard Shaw, a peninsula in northern Quebec, whose form viewed from the air resembles the famous Shaw profile, as shown in an accompanying photograph. Here also are a classic comparison of Shaw's activities during the First World War with those of Jonathan Swift during the years of the War of the Spanish Succession, exhibiting the belief of each that literary work should not exist in an aesthetic vacuum; a study of the enlargement of Shaw's intellectual world through his contacts with Albert Einstein; the discovery of the almost certain source of Jennifer Dubedat in Doctor's Dilemma in a strikingly attractive Australian widow; a moving account of the long friendship of Shaw and Laurence Housman, with Housman's drawing of Shaw; a speculation about the true mystery of Candida, celebrating as it does the birth of a poet's art; firsthand accounts by contemporary actresses such as Wendy Hiller, Eileen Atkins, Judi Dench, and Barbara Jefford on their experience of playing Shaw's St. Joan; and two previously unpublished scintillating Shaw pieces, one of these a futuristic fantasy that is a rare piece of Shavian prose fiction.

Contents

1. POINTE BERNARD SHAW—IDENTIFICATION AND NAMING 1

Alan G. Brunger

2. THE MISSIONARY IN BERNARD SHAW'S BLACK GIRL 5

Sean Morrow

3. SWIFT AND SHAW AGAINST THE WAR 13

Fred D. Crawford

4. SHAW, EINSTEIN AND PHYSICS 33

Desmond J. McRory

5. SHAW'S INTEREST IN HAROLD FREDERIC 69

Susan Albertine

6. A JENNIFER FROM AUSTRALIA. EDITH ADAMS, HER

HUSBAND, AND THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA 77

Stanley Weintraub

7. LAURENCE HOUSMAN AND BERNARD SHAW 81

Katherine Lyon Mix

8. THE MYSTERY OF CANDIDA 91

Bert Cardullo

9. COMIC UNITY IN ARMS AND THE MAN 101

J. Scott Lee

10. THE LAST LINE OF ARMS AND THE MAN 123

Paul Sawyer

11. SAINT JOAN'S VOICES: ACTRESSES ON SHAW'S MAID 127

Holly Hill

12. TWO PIECES FROM THE STAR 157

Bernard Shaw

REVIEWS

ARCHER ON IBSEN 165

Martin Quinn

ANOTHER INTRODUCTION TO SHAW 166

Michael Mendelsohn

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 169

John R. Pfeiffer

CONTRIBUTORS 181

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