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Socialism, Masculinity, and the ‘Faddist’ Sage: Edward Carpenter and George Bernard Shaw

Ruth Livesey

in Socialism, Sex, and the Culture of Aestheticism in Britain, 1880-1914

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197263983
eISBN:
9780191734731
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197263983.003.0005
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Schreiner's good friend Edward Carpenter was her chief source of news about the socialist movement during her self-imposed exiles on the continent throughout the later 1880s. Carpenter sought to ... More


George Bernard Shaw

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0008
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter concerns the famous playwright George Bernard Shaw. Shaw's biographers consistently discuss his debt to Marx, but intellectual historians have found little sign of this debt. It shows ... More


The Past Is a Present Country: Model Towns and Commercial Utopias

Elizabeth Outka

in Consuming Traditions: Modernity, Modernism, and the Commodified Authentic

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195372694
eISBN:
9780199871704
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195372694.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter explores the revolutions in town planning and community design that were inspired by the creation of model factory towns at the turn of the century, as well as by the rapid development ... More


Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Stanley Weintraub

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

People known to Bernard Shaw had every reason to fear becoming recognizable characters in his plays. Whether from history, literature, or his own crowded career, Shaw's relationships to real or ... More


Stalin and the Fellow-Travelers Revisited

Michael David-Fox

in Showcasing the Great Experiment: Cultural Diplomacy and Western Visitors to the Soviet Union, 1921–1941

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199794577
eISBN:
9780199932245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199794577.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter gives new documentation and interpretation of the Soviet visits of the leading fellow-travelers in the 1930s, including George Bernard Shaw, Sidney and Beatrice Webb, Henri Barbusse, and ... More


Permeation and Independent Labor

Mark Bevir

in The Making of British Socialism

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691150833
eISBN:
9781400840281
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691150833.003.0010
Subject:
Political Science, UK Politics

This chapter discusses George Bernard Shaw's and Sidney Webb's respective political strategies and their roles in inspiring Fabian policy. The Fabians did not share a commitment to permeating other ... More


Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Virginia Woolf and GBS

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0013
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Few readers see any possible association of Shaw with Virginia Woolf, whose literary generation seems hostile to its predecessor giants, such as Shaw, Wells, Bennett, Maugham, Galsworthy, and their ... More


The Drama of Transfiguration

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter traces large-scale parallels between Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing unexplored meanings in the modern play and demonstrating classical Greek ... More


The Founding Years

Ralf Dahrendorf

in LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter traces the events leading to the founding of the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). On 4 August 1894, Sidney Webb came down for breakfast at Borough Farm near ... More


Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Sidney Albert

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

In this in-depth study of Bernard Shaw's most controversial drama, Major Barbara (1905), Sidney P. Albert traces the play's profound connections with Plato's Republic and Euripides's Bacchae, ... More


The Passionate Anarchist and Her Idea Man

VIRGINIA COSTELLO

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Despite their shared commitment to social change and even specific platforms, playwright Bernard Shaw and activist Emma Goldman were unable to turn their acquaintance into a useful political ... More


Shaw’s Controversial Socialism

James Alexander

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813033723
eISBN:
9780813038117
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813033723.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This book deals with the political writings of Bernard Shaw, with special emphasis given to the years between 1884 and 1904. It was in these decades that Shaw exhibited his greatest commitment to ... More


Shavian but Not Shaw: Developing the Script of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the process of adapting Pygmalion into a musical. It examines Shaw’s background and his socialist outlook, as well as some of the different versions of ... More


LSE: A History of the London School of Economics and Political Science 1895-1995

Ralf Dahrendorf

Published in print:
1995
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202400
eISBN:
9780191675331
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202400.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The London School of Economics and Political Science — the LSE — is one of the most famous academic institutions in the world. This history provides a lively account of the first century of a ... More


Epilogue

William Oddie

in Chesterton and the Romance of Orthodoxy: The Making of GKC, 1874-1908

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199582013
eISBN:
9780191702303
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199582013.003.0010
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Literature

This chapter begins with a discussion of the debates between Chesterton and George Bernard Shaw. These debates came to encapsulate in the public mind two great overlapping intellectual conflicts of ... More


Shaw's Musician: Edward Elgar

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw, a music critic until 1894, had up to that time never heard Edward Elgar's music. Elgar became known as a major composer only in the later 1890s, and Shaw, who soon admired Elgar as the best ... More


From the Court to the National: The Theatrical Legacy of Gilbert Murray's Bacchae *

Fiona Macintosh

in Gilbert Murray Reassessed: Hellenism, Theatre, and International Politics

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199208791
eISBN:
9780191709029
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199208791.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter reviews Murray's involvement with the theatre. It situates his translations in the performance traditions of early 20th-century England and also in a wider context, including that of the ... More


The Drama of Heaven and Hell

Sidney P. Albert

in Shaw, Plato, and Euripides: Classical Currents in Major Barbara

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780813037646
eISBN:
9780813043951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037646.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay traces close parallels between Act 3 of Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara and Euripides's Bacchae as a way of revealing previously unexplored allusions and meanings in the modern play and ... More


Have You Ever Seen a Prettier Little Congress?: The Late 1960s and The Rothschilds

Philip Lambert

in To Broadway, To Life!: The Musical Theater of Bock and Harnick

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
January 2011
ISBN:
9780195390070
eISBN:
9780199863570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390070.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Theory, Analysis, Composition, Popular

This chapter presents an overview and critical interpretation of the last show that Bock and Harnick brought to Broadway, The Rothschilds, based on a book by Frederic Morton and adapted by Sherman ... More


Bernard Shaw and the Archbishop's Daughter

Leonard W. Conolly

in Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780813042435
eISBN:
9780813043067
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813042435.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Shaw befriended many actresses throughout his career, and his letters and notes to them are often the only real glimpse we have into the lives and careers of these women who left no memoirs of their ... More


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