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SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 12

Edited by Fred Crawford

BUY

336 pages
6" × 9"
4 b&w illustrations
1992

SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 12

Edited by Fred Crawford

Matthew Edward McNulty's "Memoirs of G.B.S.," edited by Dan Laurence, reveals how Shaw appeared to his friend of longest standing. T. F. Evans provides a cricket enthusiast's view of Shaw, and Florence Chien translates an essay by Lu Xun that responded to Shaw's 1933 visit to China.

 

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Matthew Edward McNulty's "Memoirs of G.B.S.," edited by Dan Laurence, reveals how Shaw appeared to his friend of longest standing. T. F. Evans provides a cricket enthusiast's view of Shaw, and Florence Chien translates an essay by Lu Xun that responded to Shaw's 1933 visit to China.

Gerald Weales discusses Shaw's influence on American playwrights, Michael M. O'l-Iara chronicles the Federal Theatre Project's 1930s productions of On the Rocks, Stephen Porter discusses Shaw from an American director's perspective, and Leon H. Hugo's interview with Stanley Weintraub focuses on an American scholar's search for Shaw. Edward R. Isser examines the relationship between Geneva and subsequent British Holocaust drama, and R. F. Dietrich presents an annotated bibliography of plays that put Shaw on stage as a character.

Josephine Lee examines the nature of Shaw's music criticism, and Richard Corballis discusses the role of music in Shaw's dramaturgy. William D. T. Fordyce looks at The Doctor's Dilemma in terms of its "quasi-agon." David Ian Rabey discusses Heartbreak House and Too True to Be Good in the context of existential expressionism.

Patrick White focuses on the many parallels between Candida and Chaucer's Franklin's Tale, Tracy Simmons Bitonti analyzes Shaw's use of offstage characters, and Bryan Cheyette assesses the Semitic representations in Shaw's works. Kenneth Rogers reevaluates Cusins's motives in Major Barbara, and Carol L. Riddle argues that Shaw intended more sympathetic treatment of Mrs. Dudgeon from The Devil's Disciple than many have realized.

Also included in this volume are early unsigned Pall Mall Gazette notices by Shaw, introduced by Brian F. Tyson, reviews of three recent additions to Shavian scholarship, and the Continuing Checklist of Shaviana.

Fred D. Crawford is the author of Mixing Memory and Desire: "The Waste Land" and British Novels (Penn State, 1982) and British Poets of the Great War (1988).

Contents

1. THE McNULTY “MEMOIRS” 1

Dan H. Laurence

2. MEMOIRS OF G.B.S. 5

3. Edward McNulty (edited and annotated by Dan H. Laurence)

4. SHAW AND CRICKET 47

T.F. Evans

5. LU XUN'S SIX ESSAYS IN DEFENSE OF

BERNARD SHAW 57

Florence Chien

6. SIX ESSAYS IN DEFENSE OF BERNARD SHAW 61

Lu Xun (translated by Florence Chien)

7. ON THE ROCKS AND THE FEDERAL THEATRE PROJECT 79

Michael M. O'Hara

8. DISCOVERING SHAW BY DIRECTING SHAW 89

Stephen Porter

9. IN SEARCH OF SHAW: AN INTERVIEW WITH

STANLEY WEINTRAUB 97

Leon H. Hugo

10. BERNARD SHAW AND BRITISH HOLOCAUST DRAMA 111

Edward R. Isser

11. SHAW AS DRAMATIC ICON: A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF

IMPERSONATIONS 125

R.F. Dietrich

11. THE SKILLED VOLUPTUARY: SHAW AS MUSIC CRITIC 147

Josephine Lee

12. WHY THE DEVIL GETS ALL THE GOOD TUNES:

SHAW, WAGNER, MOZART, GOUNOD, BIZET,

BOITO, AND STANFORD 165

Richard Corballis

13. THE QUASI-AGON IN THE DOCTOR'S DILEMMA 181

William D. T. Fordyce

14. POWER, CULTURE, AND THE POLITICS OF

ABSOLUTE PLAY: HEARTBREAK HOUSE AND TOO

TRUE TO BE GOOD AS EXISTENTIAL EXPERESSIONISM 199

David Ian Rabey

15. CANDIDA: BERNARD SHAW'S CHAUCERIAN DRAMA 213

Patrick White

16. SHAW'S OFFSTAGE CHARACTERS 229

Tracy Simmons Bitonti

SUPERMAN AND JEW: SEMITIC REPRESENTATIONS

IN THE WORK OF BERNARD SHAW 241

Bryan Cheyette

17. THE MACHIAVELLIAN TENDENCIES OF

ADOLPHUS CUSINS 261

Kevin E. Rogers

18. MRS. DUDGEON: MORE SINNED AGAINST

THAN SINNING? 271

Carol L. Riddle

19. SHAW'S EARLY JOURNALISM IN THE PALL MALL

GAZETTE 281

Brian Tyson

20. EARLY JOURNALISM IN THE PALL MALL

GAZETTE 287

Bernard Shaw

REVIEWS 299

SHAW BY HIS CONTEMPORARIES 299

Stanley Weintraub

SHAW'S ARTISTIC SELVES 302

Fale K. Larson

A CONTINUING CHECKLIST OF SHAVIANA 311

John R. Pfeiffer

NOTICES 325

CONTRIBUTORS 329

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