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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 11

Shaw and Politics

Edited by T.F. Evans

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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 11

Shaw and Politics

Edited by T.F. Evans

Shaw's political activities and utterances touched virtually every major political issue of his time and spanned most of his adult life. In this collection, Bernard Crick assesses the extent of Shaw's influence as a political thinker, Stanley Weintraub describes Shaw's 1888–92 political speaking engagements at "Oxbridge," and James Woodfield looks at Widowers' Houses as "Comedy for Socialism's Sake."

 

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Shaw's political activities and utterances touched virtually every major political issue of his time and spanned most of his adult life. In this collection, Bernard Crick assesses the extent of Shaw's influence as a political thinker, Stanley Weintraub describes Shaw's 1888–92 political speaking engagements at "Oxbridge," and James Woodfield looks at Widowers' Houses as "Comedy for Socialism's Sake."

Norman Buchan, M.P., provides a present-day parliamentarian's view of Shaw's thoughts about parliamentary democracy. Leon H. Hugo explores Shaw's reactions to the politics of South Africa, and Patricia Pugh examines Shaw's role as an imperialist. Peter Archer, M.P., addresses Shaw and the Irish question.

C. E. Hill traces Shaw's involvement with local government. John V. Antinori analyzes the "politics of personality" in Shaw's relationship with George Sylvester Viereck, and Michel W. Pharand focuses on the "politics of pacifism" in his discussion of Shaw and Romain Rolland.

Eric Wallis introduces four reprinted contemporary responses to The Intelligent Woman's Guide, published in The Criterion in 1928, by Harold J. Laski, the Reverend M. C. D'Arcy, A. L. Rowse, and Kenneth Pickthorn. Also reprinted are the 1944 Spectator review by Walter Elliot of Everybody's Political What's What? and Shaw's reply.

David Nathan explores Shaw's attitude toward the Jews, with emphasis on Geneva, and H. J. Fyrth examines Geneva in the context of international politics. The volume also contains reviews of six books relevant to Shaw studies, including one devoted to Shaw and Marx.

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION: THE POLITICAL SHAW 1

T.F. Evans

SHAW AS POLITICAL THINKER, OR THE

DOGS THAT DID NOT BARK 21

Bernard Crick

BERNARD SHAW BESIEGED: POLITICAL

PROGRESSES TO OXBRIDGE, 1888-1892 37

Stanley Weintraub

SHAW'S WIDOWERS' HOUSES: COMEDY FOR

SOCIALISM'S SAKE 47

James Woodfield

SHAW AND PARLIAMENTARY DEMOCRACY:

A PARLIAMENTARIAN'S VIEW 65

Norman Buchan

BRITONS, BOERS, AND BLACKS: BERNARD SHAW

ON SOUTH AFRICA 79

Leon H. Hugo

BERNARD SHAW, IMPERIALIST 97

Patricia Pugh

SHAW AND THE IRISH QUESTION 119

Peter Archer

SHAWA AND LOCAL GOVERNMENT 131

C.E. Hill

ANDROCLES AND THE LION HUNTER: G.B.S.,

GEORGE SYLVESTER VIERECK, AND THE POLITICS

OF PERSONALITY 149

John V. Antinori

ABOVE THE BATTLE? BERNARD SHAW, ROMAIN

ROLLAND, AND THE POLITICS OF PACIFISM 169

Michel W. Pharand

THE INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE: SOME

CONTEMPORARY OPINIONS 185

Eric Wallis

BERNARD SHAW'S “INTELLIGENT WOMAN'S GUIDE.”

SOME OPINIONS 195

Harold J. Laski, the Rev. M.C. D'Archy, S. J., A.L. Rowse, and Kenneth P. Pickthorn

EVERYBODY'S POLITICAL WHAT'S WHAT? : A

REVIEW AND A REPLY 213

Walter Elliot and Bernard Shaw

FAILURE OF AN ELDERLY GENTLEMAN: SHAW

AND THE JEWS 219

David Nathan

IN THE DEVIL'S DECADE: GENEVA AND

INTERNATIONAL POLITICS 239

H. J. Fyrth

REVIEWS

MARX VERSUS SHAW 259

Sally Peters

FAILURES OF THE FABIAN 266

J.L. Wisenthal

SHAW AS ART CRITIC 270

Elsie B. Adams

SHAW ON PHOTOGRAPHY 273

Lionel Kelly

SHAW AND OTHERS 278

Bernard F. Dukore

O'CASEY AND SHAW, AGAIN 284

Stanley Weintraub

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 287

John R. Pfeiffer

NOTICES 307

CONTRIBUTORS 313

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