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SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies
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ISSN (Print) 0741-5842 - ISSN (Online) 1529-1480
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  • Shaw and Legacy: Introduction
    • Abstract: In 2020, seventy years after the death of George Bernard Shaw in 1950, how and what we consider to be Shaw's legacy (and legacies) to the theater and to wider society are being considered in new light. His legacies to the fields of theater, literature, political discourse, class and poverty, journalism, and media and communications as well as the position of public speech and commentary in society all find individual resonances but also contradictions and certain complexities. Marking this journal's fortieth anniversary, this special issue of SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies is dedicated to reconsidering the legacy of Bernard Shaw today. The papers, reflections, practitioner interviews, and curated ... Read More
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  • "True of Voice": Shaw, Florence Farr, and George J. Lee's The Voice
    • Abstract: For George Bernard Shaw the voice was more than a medium; it was, potentially, a messenger of truth. Yet for this message to achieve successful transmission, attention to the mechanisms and subtleties of the medium itself was vital. Alongside scholarly considerations of play and prose dialogues, his interest in elocution, public speaking, and music is well established, and their interplay with media and technology more recently explored; yet some details of what became an obsession with the voice remain to be elucidated.1 This paper explores the origins of Shaw's obsession with the voice and its mechanics, its aural and musical connections, and the effects on his conception of communication, presence, and ... Read More
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  • Shaw in Mid-Twentieth-Century Iran
    • Abstract: The popular Iranian TV series Shahrzad (2015–18), titled after its female protagonist, features a reoccurring image of Bernard Shaw. The walls of the bedroom and study of Shahrzad's main love interest, Farhad, include only two portraits—one of Shaw and the other of Shakespeare. Shahrzad is set in 1950s Iran and begins in the aftermath of the US-led 1953 coup that resulted in the overthrow of the then democratically elected prime minister, Mohammad Mossadegh, a figure who had made enemies at home and abroad for seeking to nationalize Iran's oil industry. Farhad is a firm supporter of Mossadegh and a revolutionary, exemplified in his involvement in an unsuccessful plot to free Mossadegh from prison. Farhad's study is ... Read More
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  • Can We Still Take Shaw Seriously'
    • Abstract: Can we still take Shaw seriously' Of course, Shaw still has many telling things to say to us, piercing remarks on just about every subject under the sun—he must remain one of the most quoted writers in the language. He was a brilliant dialectician, adept at showing up the illogicality of an opponent's argument. But looking at the central thrust of his thought, can we still take him seriously as a thinker' In terms of his views on medicine and science, philosophy and religion, the answer has to be "no." On economics and politics, the issue is more doubtful, but there too, probably, the answer must also be "no." It is hardly surprising that it should be so. Shaw was born in 1856 and lived almost half of his long life ... Read More
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  • "When I Am No Longer in Control of the Performing Rights": Staging and
           Reception of Saint Joan at the Abbey Theatre during the Celtic Tiger Years
           
    • Abstract: Bernard Shaw's Saint Joan is largely considered his masterpiece, and with good reason: Shaw meticulously researched the life of the fifteenth-century saint, poring over the transcripts of her trial, among other materials. He was also familiar with other literary representations of the saint. The play premiered in 1923 in New York to critical acclaim, adding to his extensive body of literary work that would eventually garner for Shaw the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.1 The play's status as a star vehicle for some of theater's most celebrated actresses is well documented: from the originator of the titular role, Sybil Thorndike, to luminaries like Sarah Bernhardt, Ludmilla Pitoëff, and Siobhán McKenna, to modern ... Read More
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  • Shaw's High Wire Act
    • Abstract: Fintan O'Toole's recent book, Judging Shaw, ends with his view of Bernard Shaw as a man who spent much of his public life teetering on a high wire without a net in an extraordinary bit of verbal derring-do.1 And I would add, doing that with a bizarre balancing pole, seemingly operating on its own at times, that made it all the more death-defying, to the point where occasionally it resulted in some bruising falls. Granting the high wire act, it is the "magic pole" I would mostly like to consider here, as a primary component in Shaw's legacy of success or failure in getting his meaning across, especially about his new gospel of "Creative Evolution," for which he eventually wrote a Bible-sized "Metabiological ... Read More
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  • Shavian Arias and Virtuosity: Patrick Mason on Directing Shaw
    • Abstract: Patrick Mason is a multiple-award-winning director. He joined the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, as voice coach in 1972. He returned to the Abbey as a resident director in 1978, continuing his long association with the Abbey and becoming artistic director in 1993 until 1999. He first directed at the Gate Theatre, Dublin, in 1983 and has returned there over the years to direct a series of productions of Anglo-Irish playwrights such as Farquhar, Sheridan, Wilde, and Shaw. In recent years he has directed a series of productions for the Gate including The Yalta Game (Sydney/Edinburgh Festivals), Hay Fever (Charleston Spoleto Festival), and The Speckled People. His opera work includes productions for Wexford Festival Opera, WNO ... Read More
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  • Staging Shaw: An Interview with Colin Murphy
    • Abstract: Judging Shaw was staged by ANU Productions in collaboration with playwright Colin Murphy as a site-specific promenade performance in the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Dublin. It took place on the inaugural Shaw Day, 2 November 2017. The performance piece took its inspiration from Fintan O'Toole's biography of George Bernard Shaw, also called Judging Shaw. I interviewed Colin Murphy, playwright, journalist, and author of the performance script, by email and put some questions to him about writing, staging, and indeed judging Shaw.Could you tell us a little about the process that brought you and ANU Productions together to engage with Fintan O'Toole's book Judging Shaw'I HAD COLLABORATED WITH ANU IN 2015 AND 2016: ... Read More
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  • Directing Bernard Shaw at the Abbey Theatre: Interview with Annabelle
           Comyn
    • Abstract: Annabelle Comyn is an award-winning Irish freelance theater director and is recognized as one of Ireland's foremost theater directors. She has directed work for the Abbey Theatre, Druid Theatre Company, Gate Theatre, Landmark Productions, Dublin Theatre Festival, and Lyric Theatre, Belfast, among others. Annabelle is also artistic director of Hatch Theatre Company, where she has directed plays, including the Irish premieres of works by Martin Crimp, David Greig, and Zinnie Harris, among others. Annabelle also directed the world premiere of The Talk of the Town by Emma Donoghue and based on the life of Maeve Brennan, coproduced by Hatch, Landmark Productions, and Dublin Theatre Festival in 2012. Comyn is also ... Read More
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  • Researching Shaw in Performance: An Interview with Aisling Smith
    • Abstract: Aisling, you completed your practice as research PhD on Shaw, where you directed three of his plays: a site-specific production of O'Flaherty V.C., an epic theater production of Pygmalion, and an intermedial production of The Millionairess. Could you discuss how you came to choose these three Shaw plays to direct'All Shaw's plays are written to be performed and Shaw went to great lengths to have his plays staged throughout his theatrical career. For this reason I wanted to investigate his plays and their staging for contemporary audiences through practice; approaching his play-texts as pieces of performance material that needed to be performed to be fully realized. While there is a vast wealth of Shavian theory ... Read More
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  • Bernard Shaw and the Smallpox Epidemic of 1901–2
    • Abstract: When the coronavirus broke out in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, few people in the United States or Europe had heard of the provincial capital city, and fewer had realized it was so large (its population is more than eleven million) and important that there are nonstop passenger flights from the Wuhan Tianhe International Airport to seventeen countries including cities such as Rome and London. The longest nonstop flight (7,475 miles), about fourteen hours and ten minutes, is to New York City. The corona-virus swiftly became a pandemic. The first confirmed case of COVID-19 (the acronym for coronavirus disease 2019) was in Wuhan. It was reported on 31 December 2019, and the first death from it in China was related ... Read More
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  • A Pen Portrait of SHAW's Creative Evolution
    • Abstract: A few months into my new, miserably salaried Penn State teaching job, the phone rang in the row-house coalbin I had converted into a poorly lit semblance of a study. It was Ben Rosset, calling from New York for Maxwell Steinhardt, one of the two moneybags who supported the grandiosely named Shaw Society of America. The editor of the thin, struggling Shaw Bulletin,1 Dan Laurence, was down with a sudden, debilitating illness that had seriously dimmed his vision. To replace him urgently, he had suggested me.Two years earlier, in mid-1954, Rodelle and I, newly married, returning from a wedding trip to Lake Placid, had visited Laurence in a Long Island suburb. He had papers I could exploit for my PhD work on Bernard ... Read More
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  • Shaw's Legacy at the National Gallery of Ireland
    • Abstract: This year, 2020, is a year to celebrate the exceptional benefaction of George Bernard Shaw to the National Gallery of Ireland. For seventy years the Gallery has enjoyed the fruits of his enduring success. This is based upon his writings, the multiple performances of his plays, and in particular the success of My Fair Lady. In his will he assigned one-third of his royalties to the Gallery after his death in 1950. The other part is split evenly between RADA and the British Museum in the United Kingdom. This year is, of course, also a year to lament. The period of copyright lapses and no more royalties will come our way. Even sadder, for the first time ever there were no payments this summer, as the pandemic closed ... Read More
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  • Judging Shaw: An Exhibition
    • Abstract: George Bernard Shaw has left a vast legacy of theatrical, fictional, polemical, critical, and philosophical writing. The first person to win both a Nobel Prize and an Academy Award, Shaw bridges the Victorian era and the contemporary culture of celebrity. The GBS brand came to be recognized globally as referring to an Irish provocateur with a red beard and startling opinions. He was a master of self-invention, a nobody who captured the zeitgeist and one of the first private individuals to understand fully how to generate—and how to use—global fame.After a drawing of Shaw by Alexander ('Alick') Penrose Forbes Ritchie for a cigarette card, 1926. Created by Fidelma Slatter, graphic designer at the Royal Irish Academy. ... Read More
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  • Judging Shaw—A Play Extract: Sketches on the Life (and Afterlife) of
           George Bernard Shaw
    • Abstract: Judging Shaw was staged by ANU Productions in collaboration with Colin Murphy as a site-specific promenade performance in the Royal Irish Academy in Dublin on the inaugural Shaw Day, 2 November 2017, directed by Louise Lowe.The cast consisted of:Damian GildeaShane WhiskerMichael Glenn Murphy(Shaw's secretary). Gillian McCarthy(Shaw's lover, Beatrice Rose Stella Tanner). Leanna CuttleThe script consisted of a series of self-contained scenes depicting elements of Shaw's life, in which the characters largely addressed the audience directly. These were staged in different rooms in the Royal Irish Academy, which provided an appropriate period setting. Shaw's secretary, Miss Patch, acted as the audience's guide around ... Read More
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  • News of Interest, Encouraging Words, and Frank Admonitions for a Friend
    • Abstract: Robert Loraine (1876–1935) was a durable British actor and a decorated aviator in World War I. In 1905, he met Shaw in London, and an enduring friendship developed between the two Shaws (Bernard and Charlotte) and Loraine. Undeterred by the war wound that left him with a limp, Loraine played John Tanner in Man and Superman and Bluntschli in Arms and the Man many times over the years, in London, in New York, and on tour. He performed in productions of other Shaw plays as well and became celebrated for his interpretation of Cyrano de Bergerac, in a career marked by alternating hits and misses in a wide range of plays and even some films on both sides of the Atlantic.Editor Leonard Conolly has selected twenty-five of ... Read More
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  • Joan and Her Sisters
    • Abstract: Joan of Arc is perhaps the most famous woman of Europe, particularly in France. A poem from Joan's lifetime, written in July 1429, the month of King Charles's coronation in Rheims, at the height of Joan's success, presents her as a victorious general, not as a martyr. She was tried as a witch and executed in 1431, declared a martyr twenty-five years later by Pope Callixtus III, but beatified only in 1909 and canonized in 1920. Shaw was very fascinated with Joan of Arc in 1924 when he wrote Saint Joan: the very first play to be written about her after she was declared a saint and arguably one of Shaw's greatest plays. He had a political point to make in rejecting all the romantic images of Joan (as well as defending ... Read More
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  • Lamarck Lives'
    • Abstract: Bernard Shaw invented a new religion that he called "Creative Evolution," with a crucial emphasis on the word "Creative." He even wrote a Bible for it in the form of plays and essays, most explicitly in Back to Methuselah, subtitled A Metabiological Pentateuch. While very happy with the concept of evolution, Shaw disagreed with Darwin's supposed view that all evolution was the result of "natural selection," which Shaw deemed too utterly mechanistic, accidental, and fatalistic to account for the great variety and current level of evolution, preferring the supposed view of Darwin's predecessor Jean-Baptiste Lamarck that in addition to natural selection (a term perhaps not used in Lamarck's day but understood in other ... Read More
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  • A Continuing Checklist of Shaviana
    • Abstract: Conolly, L. W., ed. My Dear Loraine: Bernard Shaw's Letters to an Actor. Rock's Mills Press, 2020. Reviewed in this issue.———, ed. My Dear Watson: Bernard Shaw's Letters to a Critic. Rock's Mills Press, 2019. Reviewed in SHAW 39.2.Shaw, Bernard. Arms and the Man. Digireads.com Publishing, 2019.———. Caesar and Cleopatra. New York: Theatre on Film and Tape Archive, 2019. DVD video of Gingold Theatrical Group's staged reading of the play.———. London Music in 1888–89 As Heard by Corno Di Bassetto (Later Known as Bernard Shaw) with Some Further Autobiographical Particulars. Forgotten Books, 2019. Other titles by Shaw published by Forgotten Books this year include Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant, Candida, and The Man of ... Read More
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