Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances

Editors: Gaines, Bob (Ed.)

  • Includes contributions from a range of renowned Shaw scholars
  • Combines literary analysis with biographical details
  • Ranges across all of Shaw’s original full-length plays and more
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This book combines the insights of thirteen Shavian scholars as they examine the themes of marriage, relationships and partnerships throughout all of Bernard Shaw’s major works. It also connects Shaw’s own experiences of love and marriage to the themes that emerge in his works, showing how his personal relationships in and out of matrimonial bonds change the ways his characters enter and exit marriages and misalliances. While providing a wealth of new analysis, this collection of essays also leaves lingering questions for the reader to spark continuing dialogue in both individual and academic settings.  

About the authors

Robert A. Gaines is Professor Emeritus at Auburn University Montgomery, USA, and holds a PhD from Indiana University. He has spent thirty-five years in university positions including Professor, Administrator, and Director of Theatre. His research interests are in classical theatre production, as are his publications, including John Neville Takes Command: The Story of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. He has been a member of the International Shaw Society since its inception in 2004.

Table of contents (12 chapters)

  • Shaw’s Early Writings: A Prologue to the Playwright

    Dietrich, Richard Farr

    Pages 1-19

  • The “Mystical Union” De-Mystified: Marriage in Plays Unpleasant

    Conolly, L. W.

    Pages 21-38

  • The Pragmatic Partnerships of Plays Pleasant

    Buckley, Jennifer

    Pages 39-56

  • Three Plays for Puritans: Decoy Marriages and Social Contracts

    Switzky, Lawrence

    Pages 57-74

  • Not Really a Philanderer

    Weintraub, Rodelle

    Pages 75-87

Buy this book

eBook $79.99
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95170-3
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $99.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-95169-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances
Editors
  • Bob Gaines
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-349-95170-3
DOI
10.1057/978-1-349-95170-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-349-95169-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 229
Number of Illustrations and Tables
6 b/w illustrations
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