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Edwardian Shaw : The Writer and His Age - Leon Hugo

Edwardian Shaw

The Writer and His Age

By: Leon Hugo

Hardcover Published: 29th January 1999
ISBN: 9780333733554
Number Of Pages: 308

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In 1901, when Edward VII succeeded to the British throne, Bernard Shaw had not established himself with any firmness as either a moral revolutionary or a playwright. The next few years would be crucial. In this study of Shaw's public career from 1901 to 1910 Leon Hugo shows how Shaw confronted a highly conservative world and gradually overcame its opposition to become the dominant radical voice of the age. Aspects of Shaw's career are highlighted: his self-advertisement campaigns, his crusade against vaccination, his Fabian causes, his onslaughts on stage censorship and, above all, his progress as a playwright, particularly during the legendary Vedrenne-Barker seasons at the Royal Court Theatre - all conducted in the teeth of unremitting critical antagonism. By going to hitherto unused contemporary documents by Shaw and other writers, the author has opened up new and challenging perspectives on a perennially challenging subject.

Industry Reviews

..". a new and richly detailed picture of Shaw's emergence as a well-known, even notorious, public figure." - Choice

"Professor Hugo has followed his 1971 book Bernard Shaw: Playwright and Preacher with this new study certain to gain the attention and gratitude of readers" - The Independent Shavian

Introduction: G.B.S. in the 1890sp. 1
1901-1904: Educate, Agitate
January-May 1901: A Natural-Born Mountebankp. 13
1901-1902: Pathological Effusionsp. 27
1903-1904: Fabian Shawp. 39
1903-1905: International Shawp. 61
1901-1910: Transformationp. 83
1904-1907: The Court Theatre
1890-1904: Private Venture, Public Enterprisep. 93
1904-1907: The Twenty-Nine Percentersp. 107
1904-1905: Shavian Farragoesp. 130
1905-1906: Shavian Profanitiesp. 147
1906-July 1907: Shavian Bad Tastep. 158
1904-1907: Price and Valuep. 167
1907-1910 Confront
1907-1908: Storming the Citadelp. 183
1908-1909: Down with the Censor!p. 197
1910: Shavian Nastinessp. 231
1910: Edwardian Shawp. 246
Postscript 1911: Fanny's First Playp. 266
Notesp. 276
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780333733554
ISBN-10: 033373355X
Series: Writer and His Age
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 29th January 1999
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 2.24
Weight (kg): 0.56
Edition Number: 1