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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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Shaw, Synge, Connolly, and Socialist Provocation

Nelson O'Ceallaigh Ritschel

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813036519
eISBN:
9780813038827
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813036519.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

George Bernard Shaw has always been regarded as a political provocateur and socialist with ideas that reflected a complicated public philosophy. Scholarship abounds on Shaw's politics, but this study ... 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


Writers at war

Jonathan Atkin

in A War of Individuals: Bloomsbury Attitudes to the Great War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719060700
eISBN:
9781781700105
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719060700.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Bertrand Russell was just one man largely thinking and acting alone – and therein rests his reputation. But to what extent – whether in private or public – did similar anti-war concerns to those of ... More


The Black and White Veil: Shaw, Mass Print Culture, and the Antinovel Turn

in Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780804784085
eISBN:
9780804784658
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804784085.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

This chapter focuses on the radical turn against the realist novel at the end of the nineteenth century, which was also a turn against the literary mass market in its most developed mode. Against a ... 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


Noël Coward and the Avuncular Shaw

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/9780813037264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Young Noël Coward's first produced play, The Young Idea (1921), was drawn from Shaw's late-1890s comedy You Never Can Tell. Sent the text by producer John Vedrenne, Shaw recognized its origins, but ... More


A MAN OF ABILITY

Marion Elizabeth Rodgers

in Mencken: The American Iconoclast

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195072389
eISBN:
9780199787982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195072389.003.0009
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Mencken tried to rehabilitate the Herald after the Baltimore Fire. In his desperation, he abandoned his own principles and printed a fabricated story about the Russo-Japanese war. Restless, he came ... 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


Shaw's Goddess: Lady Colin Campbell

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/9780813037264.003.0008
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

An Irish beauty who wed the dissolute Scot aristocrat Lord Colin Campbell only to have the marriage dissolve in mutual charges of adultery, Lady Colin (formerly Gertrude Blood), despite her ... More


René Blum, Man of Letters

Judith Chazin-Bennahum

in René Blum and the Ballets Russes: In Search of a Lost Life

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780195399332
eISBN:
9780199897025
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195399332.003.0002
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter follows Blum’s career first as a young man in the offices of Revue Blanche where he met great poets such as Stéphane Mallarmé and Paul Valéry, artists such as Edouard Vuillard, Edgar ... More


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