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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 8

Edited by Stanley Weintraub, and Fred Crawford

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184 pages
6" × 9"
1988

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 8

Edited by Stanley Weintraub, and Fred Crawford

The newest volume of SHAW captures the variety and range of Bernard Shaw's multifarious activities over a long and crowded lifetime. We see G.B.S. as an anonymous reporter covering Queen Victoria's opening of the Royal Institution in London; as an unknown book reviewer of a volume about doctors, anticipating his play; as a Mozart-saturated former music critic putting his version of Don Giovanni into his own opera-without-music, Don Juan in HelI; and as an early aviator—including an encounter with a daring lady parachutist—in Misalliance. And we see Shaw inserting his ideas of Ireland into John Bull's Other Island; propagandizing for a young French playwright because the new ideas eclipsed, for him, Eugene Brieux's turgid dramaturgy; and engaging in half-a-century of exasperated mutual admiration with an Englishman whose ideas he detested but whose personality overwhelmed ideology—Winston Churchill. Finally, a post-Shaw actor, and one of the ornaments of the contemporary London stage, Daniel Massey, explains how to perform the Master's lines today.

 

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The newest volume of SHAW captures the variety and range of Bernard Shaw's multifarious activities over a long and crowded lifetime. We see G.B.S. as an anonymous reporter covering Queen Victoria's opening of the Royal Institution in London; as an unknown book reviewer of a volume about doctors, anticipating his play; as a Mozart-saturated former music critic putting his version of Don Giovanni into his own opera-without-music, Don Juan in HelI; and as an early aviator—including an encounter with a daring lady parachutist—in Misalliance. And we see Shaw inserting his ideas of Ireland into John Bull's Other Island; propagandizing for a young French playwright because the new ideas eclipsed, for him, Eugene Brieux's turgid dramaturgy; and engaging in half-a-century of exasperated mutual admiration with an Englishman whose ideas he detested but whose personality overwhelmed ideology—Winston Churchill. Finally, a post-Shaw actor, and one of the ornaments of the contemporary London stage, Daniel Massey, explains how to perform the Master's lines today.

Stanley Weintraub, Research Professor and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies at Penn State, is author or editor of a dozen books on Shaw, including Bernard Show: The Diaries, 1885-1897.

Contents

A REPORT FROM THE STAR Correspondents from The Star, including Bernard Shaw

SHAW AND THE UNCRUCIFYING OF CHRIST 13

Richard F. Dietrich

MASTER TO THE MASTERS: MOZART'S INFLUENCE ON

BERNARD SHAW'S DON JUAN IN HELL 39

Pauling Salz Pollak

BERNARD SHAW, MISALLIANCE, AND THE BIRTH OF

BRITISH AVIATION 69

Robert G. Everding

A PARACHTIST PROTOTYPE FOR LINA 77

Rodelle Weintraub

“TO LEARN TO RESPECT REALITY”: BERNARD SHAW'S

JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND 85

W.R. Martin

ICONOCLASTS OF SOCIAL REFORM: EUGÈNE BRIEUX

AND BERNARD SHAW 97

Michel Pharand

CHURCHILL AND THE BRITISH LITERARY INTELLIGENTSIA: SKIRMISHES WITH SHAW AND HIS CONTEMPORARIES ON THE FRONTIER OF POLITICS AND LITERATURE 111

Manfred Weidhorn

SOME THOUGHTS ON THE ACTING OF SHAW 131

Daniel Massey

MEMOIRS OF AN OLD-FASHIONED PHYSICIAN 135

Bernard Shaw

REVIEWS

THE SHAW DIARIES 139

Fred D. Crawford

THE SUPER SATURATED DICKENSIAN 143

Barbara Bellow Watson

AT LAST! A SECONDARY BIBLIOGRAPHY 147

Stanley Weintraub

MASTER AND PUPIL 149

J.M. Wisenthal

SOME REFLECTIONS ON BACK TO METHUSELAH

IN PERFORMANCE 153

Frederick P.W. McDowell

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 163

John R. Pfeiffer

CONTRIBUTORS 177

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