George Bernard Shaw in context

  title={George Bernard Shaw in context},
  author={Brad Kent},
When Shaw died in 1950, the world lost one of its most well-known authors, a revolutionary who was as renowned for his personality as he was for his humour, humanity, and rebellious thinking. He remains a compelling figure who deserves attention not only for how influential he was in his time but also for how relevant he is to ours. This collection sets Shaw’s life and achievements in context, with forty-two chapters devoted to subjects that interested him and defined his work. Contributors… Expand
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Shaw's Interior Authors: Censored and Modern
ABSTRACT:The plays of Bernard Shaw feature new, sometimes daring ideas intended to jolt audiences of his day into recognizing and improving the multifarious problems of their society. Shaw frequentlyExpand
Can a Shavian Love My Fair Lady?
ABSTRACT:Many Shavians were dismayed when My Fair Lady came to Broadway in 1956. One problem was that Shaw had always refused to authorize a musical version of Pygmalion. There were also fears thatExpand