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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 10

Edited by Stanley Weintraub, and Fred Crawford

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184 pages
6" × 9"
1990

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 10

Edited by Stanley Weintraub, and Fred Crawford

This newest volume of SHAW examines aspects of Bernard Shaw's life and work, his involvement with various contemporaries, and his wide-ranging interests throughout a long and multifaceted career.

 

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This newest volume of SHAW examines aspects of Bernard Shaw's life and work, his involvement with various contemporaries, and his wide-ranging interests throughout a long and multifaceted career.

An overview of novelist Elinor Huddart's 1878–1894 letters that Shaw preserved provides glimpses of Shaw from his early struggles as a novelist through his initial successes as a playwright. Other articles reveal Shaw's attempts during the Edwardian years to find a market for his plays in the variety palaces; the uproar that Arms and the Man provoked from Austrian, Bulgarian, and Serbian audiences; and the importance of Salvation Army 'General' William Booth in the creation of Major Barbara.

J. M. Barrie's Punch: A Toy Tragedy in One Act, never before published, lets us see Shaw from the perspective of a genially satiric contemporary. One essay follows Galsworthy and Shaw as they try to come to grips with the horrors of World War I, and another explores Harley Granville Barker's answers in The Secret Life to painful questions posed by Heartbreak House.

The music collection at Shaw's Corner at Ayot St. Lawrence reveals Shaw's "tireless enthusiasm, remarkably broadminded approach, and eclectic taste" in his lifelong appreciation of music. An examination of Shaw's ethics from his early writings through his late works shows several affinities with the thought of Erich Fromm and of Aristotle.

Also included in this volume are two unsigned notices by Shaw that appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette in 1885, reviews of three significant 1988 additions to Shavian scholarship, and the "Continuing Checklist of Shaviana."

Stanley Weintraub, Research Professor and Director of the Institute for the Arts and Humanistic Studies at Penn State, is the author or editor of a dozen books on Shaw, including Bernard Shaw: The Diaries, 1885-1897; Private Shaw and Public Shaw; Journey to Heartbreak; The Portable Bernard Shaw; and The Unexpected Shaw. He is also the author of Victoria: An Intimate Biography and has edited The Shaw Review and SHAW since 1956.

Fred D. Crawford, Associate Professor of English at Central Michigan University, edited Show Offstage: The Nondramatic Writings (SHAW 9). His books include Mixing Memory and Desire: "The Waste Land" and British Novels and British Poets of the Great War. He will become SHAW General Editor with the next volume.

Contents

“VERY INNOCENT EPISTLES”: THE LETTERS OF ELINOR HUDDART TO SHAW 1

Betty Hugo

SHAW AND THE PALACES OF VARIETY 12

Robert G. Everding

SHAW, ARMS AND THE MAN, AND THE BULGARIANS 27

Samuel A. Weiss

BERNARD SHAW IN DARKEST ENGLAND: G.B.S. AND THE SALVATION ARMY'S GENERAL WILLIAM BOOTH 45

Stanley Weintraub

PUNCH: J.M. BARRIE'S GENTLE SWIPE AT “SUPERSHAW” 60

Leon H. Hugo

THE BELATED SHAVIAN INFLUENCE: WARTIME DISILLUSION AND GALSWORTHY'S THE FOUNDATIONS 73

James Gindin

GRANVILLE BARKER'S ANSWER TO HEARTBREAK 85

Thomas R. Whitaker

MUSIC AND THE MAN: BERNARD SHAW AND THE MUSIC COLLECTION AT SHAW'S CORNER 96

David Huckvale

THE BIOPHILE: FROMMIAN AND ARISTOTELIAN PERSPECTIVES ON SHAVIAN ETHICS 113

Howard Ira Einsohn

REVIEWER OF FORGOTTEN NOVELISTS: TWO

EARLY UNSIGNED SHAW NOTICES FROM THE

PALL MALL GAZETTE 136

Bernard Shaw

REVIEWS SHAW AND THE NONCONFORMIST CONSCIENCE

Michel Pharand 143

WAYS PLEASANT AND UNPLEASANT:

COLLECTED LETTERS FOUR 148

Fred D. Crawford

HOLROYD ONE 154

Frederick P.W. McDowell

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 161

John R. Pfeiffer

CONTRIBUTORS 177

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