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Bernard Shaw

Author : Nicholas Grene
ISBN : 9781349175420
Genre : Literary Criticism
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George Bernard Shaw

Author : T. F. Evans
ISBN : 0415159539
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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950). Irish playwright. Recognised as one of the wittiest, most provocative, prolific writers of his age. Writings include: Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Major Barbara. Volume covers the period 1892-1951.
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Shaw

Author : B. London
ISBN : STANFORD:36105003760902
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Shaw

Author : T. F. Evans
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The Critical Shaw

Author : George Bernard Shaw
ISBN : 0795348975
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A collection of critical writings on theater from the Nobel Prize-winning playwright behind Man and Superman and Pygmalion. The Critical Shaw: On Theater is a comprehensive selection of essays and addresses about drama and theater by renowned Irish playwright and Nobel Laureate Bernard Shaw. An outspoken critic of the melodramas and formulaic farces that comprised most of the popular theater in the late nineteenth century, Shaw relentlessly campaigned for audiences, actors, theater managers, and even government officials to take theater more seriously, to use the stage as a forum for representing complex real issues such as poverty, marriage and divorce laws, sexual attraction, gender equality, and political power, so that through seeing them acted out, audiences could better understand and address them when they left the theater. Shaw's commitment to social reform through theater was matched by his expertise in the artistic and practical aspects of drama: whether he was reviewing productions, lecturing about acting, or schooling agents on royalties and copyright law, Shaw set a standard for intelligent professionalism that our own theaters might still aspire to and be measured against. The Critical Shaw series brings together, in five volumes and from a wide range of sources, selections from Bernard Shaw's voluminous writings on topics that exercised him for the whole of his professional career: Literature, Music, Politics, Religion, and Theater. The volumes are edited by leading Shaw scholars, and all include an introduction, a chronology of Shaw's life and works, annotated texts, and a bibliography. The series editor is L.W. Conolly, literary adviser to the Shaw Estate and former president of the International Shaw Society.
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G B Shaw A Collection Of Critical Essays

Author : Ralph James Kaufmann
ISBN : STANFORD:36105010113350
Genre : Dramatists, Irish
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A collection of essays on Shaw's artistry in using the drama to project his intense social and political convictions.
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Shaw S Candida

Author : Meena Sodhi
ISBN : 8171565530
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This Book Presents A Detailed Study As Well As A Critical Analysis On Candida And Its Different Aspects. Brief Discussions Are Also Included On Shaw As A Dramatist. The Book Is Addressed To The Students, Researchers And Scholars Of Shaw In General And Candida In Particular.
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Major Critical Essays

Author : Bernard Shaw
ISBN : UCSC:32106007416545
Genre : Art
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Shaw S Ibsen

Author : Joan Templeton
ISBN : 9781137540447
Genre : Performing Arts
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This book argues that Shaw was a masterful reader of Ibsen's plays both as texts and as the cornerstone of the modern theatre. Dismantling the notion that Shaw distorted Ibsen to promote his own view of the world, and establishing Shaw’s initial interest in Ibsen as the poet of Peer Gynt, it chronicles Shaw’s important role in the London Ibsen campaign and exposes the falsity of the tradition that Shaw branded Ibsen as a socialist. Further, this study shows that Shaw’s famous but maligned The Quintessence of Ibsenism reflects Ibsen’s own anti-idealist notion of his work and argues that Shaw’s readings of Ibsen’s plays are pioneering analyses that anticipate later criticism. It offers new readings of Shaw’s “Ibsenist” plays as well as a comprehensive account of Ibsen’s importance for Shaw’s dramatic criticism, from his early journalism to Our Theatres of the Nineties, both as a weapon against the inanities of the Victorian stage and as the standard bearer for modernism.
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A Study Guide For George Bernard Shaw S Man And Superman

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410351937
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for George Bernard Shaw's "Man and Superman," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
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George Bernard Shaw

Author : Joseph McCabe
ISBN : 0849217172
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Bernard Shaw

Author : Percival Presland Howe
ISBN : 1333660294
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Excerpt from Bernard Shaw: A Critical Study Legal limit of twenty miles an hour has now for some time been an earnest (and a shameful thing it should be so low - that is what we to-day are saying); if Mr. Shaw tells us that twenty years ago it was a jest which was an earnest in the womb of time, we shall understand him quite perfectly. For centuries in England it was a jest to say that pigs might fly, and pigs may fly to-day any afternoon they are taken to Hendon. On general grounds, then, no quarrel is possible with our subject's utter ance, that a jest is an earnest in the womb of time. But on the particular ground of Mr. Shaw's own jests, we have to refuse very positively one inference from this utterance, or else this study cannot possibly be proceeded with. For one inference is that a jest of Mr. Shaw's cannot fairly be the subject of criticism until it has issued from the womb of time in good earnest. In other words, we may not say that we think Mr. Shaw wrong until we have given Time time to prove him right. We may not say that we think Mr. Shaw right for fear that posterity should know him to be wrong. If Mr. Shaw prophesies the full working beauties of Social Democracy in England (as he does, if only we miserable forty-eight millions have the will), we may not say whether we should personally fancy Social Democracy. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Bernard Shaw S Fiction Material Psychology And Affect

Author : Stephen Watt
ISBN : 9783319715131
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This book traces the effects of materiality - including money and its opposite, poverty - on the psychical lives of George Bernard Shaw and his characters. While this study focuses on the protagonists of the five novels Shaw wrote in the late 1870s and early 1880s, it also explores how materialism, feeling, and emotion are linked throughout his entire canon. At the same time, it demonstrates how Shaw’s conceptions of human subjectivity parallel those of two of his contemporaries, Sigmund Freud and Georg Simmel. In particular, this book explores how theories of so-called 'marginal economics' influence fin de siècle thought about human psychology and the sociology of the modern metropolis, particularly London.
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Bernard Shaw On Religion

Author : George Bernard Shaw
ISBN : 9780795346873
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From the Nobel Prize–winning playwright behind Pygmalion and Saint Joan, a collection of his critical writings on religion. The Critical Shaw: On Religion is a comprehensive selection of renowned Irish playwright and Nobel Laureate Bernard Shaw’s pronouncements—many of them deliberately inflammatory—on all facets of religion and belief: on Christianity and the Church; on various religions, among them Protestantism, Catholicism, Quakerism, Christian Science, Fundamentalism, Calvinism, Hinduism, Judaism, and Islam; on atheism and agnosticism, atonement and salvation; the crucifixion, the resurrection, transubstantiation, and the Immaculate Conception; on the Bible, the Ten Commandments, the Book of Common Prayer, and the Thirty-nine Articles of the Anglican Church. And much more. In speeches, essays, and prefaces, Shaw relentlessly scrutinized and critiqued scores of religions—only to find most of their doctrines in need of exhaustive reform. And yet, in keeping with his many other paradoxes, though Shaw was fond of calling himself an atheist, he nonetheless recognized the importance, indeed the necessity, of religion. The Critical Shaw series brings together, in five volumes and from a wide range of sources, selections from Bernard Shaw’s voluminous writings on topics that exercised him for the whole of his professional career: Literature, Music, Politics, Religion, and Theater. The volumes are edited by leading Shaw scholars, and all include an introduction, a chronology of Shaw’s life and works, annotated texts, and a bibliography. The series editor is L.W. Conolly, literary adviser to the Shaw Estate and former president of the International Shaw Society.
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George Bernard Shaw

Author : Louis Kronenberger
ISBN : UCAL:B4410157
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Bernard Shaw On Literature

Author : George Bernard Shaw
ISBN : 9780795346866
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A collection of literary criticism from the Nobel Prize–winning playwright behind such classics as Saint Joan and Pygmalion. The Critical Shaw: On Literature is a comprehensive selection of renowned Irish playwright and Nobel Laureate Bernard Shaw’s ideas and opinions on a wide range of literary forms of expression, from Shakespearean drama to ghost stories, from naturalist novels to philosophical essays. Shaw meticulously applied his comprehensive knowledge of the intricacies of writing and publishing (composition, typesetting, style, themes, censorship) and in the process produced an extensive array of critical works spanning more than fifty years. Always with an axe to grind—whether aesthetic, ethical, or otherwise—Shaw tested the boundaries of satire in his critical essays, occasionally locking horns as a result with some of the most prominent authors of his lifetime. Displaying wit and wisdom in equal proportions, some of his reviews remain fresh even though the authors and books they appraised have long since fallen into oblivion. Shaw’s views about literature challenged established conventions of the canon and helped to shape a renewed collective concept of literature. The Critical Shaw series brings together, in five volumes and from a wide range of sources, selections from Bernard Shaw’s voluminous writings on topics that exercised him for the whole of his professional career: Literature, Music, Politics, Religion, and Theater. The volumes are edited by leading Shaw scholars, and all include an introduction, a chronology of Shaw’s life and works, annotated texts, and a bibliography. The series editor is L.W. Conolly, literary adviser to the Shaw Estate and former president of the International Shaw Society.
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