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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw is an indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theater. The volume offers a broad-ranging study of Shaw with essays by a team of leading scholars. The Companion covers all aspects of Shaw's drama, focusing both on the political and theatrical context, while the extensive illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada. In addition to situating Shaw's work in its own time, the Companion demonstrates its continuing relevance, and applies some of the newest critical approaches.

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A guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theatre.

Synopsis:

The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw is an indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theatre.

Synopsis:

This volume covers all aspects of Shaw's drama situated in its own time and demonstrates its continuing relevance today, applying some of the newest critical approaches. Extensive illustrations showcase productions from the Shaw Festival in Canada. 30 photos.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; Notes on contributors; Preface; Acknowledgements; Chronology; Part I. The Social and Cultural Context: 1. Shaw's life: a feminist in spite of himself Sally Peters; 2. Imprinting the stage: Shaw and the publishing trade, 1893-1903 Katherine E. Kelly; 3. New theatres for old Charles A. Berst; 4. New women, new plays and Shaw in the 1890s Kerry Powell; Part II. Shaw the Dramatist: 5. Shaw's early plays Frederick J. Marker; 6. Shavian comedy and the shadow of Wilde David J. Gordon; 7. Paradox and parable: structure and philosophy in Man and Superman and Major Barbara Fredric Berg; 8. 'Nothing but talk, talk, talk - Shaw talk': discussion plays and the making of modern drama Christopher Innes; 9. The road to Heartbreak House Ronald Bryden; 10. Reinventing the history play: Caesar and Cleopatra, Saint Joan, 'In Good King Charles's Golden Days' Matthew H. Wikander; 11. Shaw's interstices of Empire: decolonizing at home and abroad Tracy C. Davis; 12. The later Shaw T. F. Evans; Part III. Theatre Work and Influence: 13. Shaw and the court theatre Jan McDonald; 14. Shaw's plays as music drama J. L. Wisenthal; 15. Shaw and the popular context Robert G. Everding; Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780521566339
Editor:
Innes, Christopher
Other:
Marker, Fred
Editor:
Innes, Christopher
Author:
Innes, Christopher
Other:
Berst, Charles
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge, U.K. ;
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
Subject:
Theater - History & Criticism
Subject:
Shaw, Bernard
Subject:
Shaw, george bernard, 1856-1950
Subject:
Shaw, Bernard, --1856-1950--Criticism and int
Subject:
Shaw, Bernard,--1856-1950--Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Shaw, Bernard - Criticism and interpretation
Subject:
Drama-Women and Ethnic
Subject:
British & Irish
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature
Publication Date:
20060431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
31 b/w illus. 3 music examples
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
8.95x5.97x.89 in. 1.33 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw is an indispensable guide to one of the most influential and important dramatists of the theatre.
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