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Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Marriage and Late-Victorian Dramatists

Authors: Christian, Mary

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  • Analyses plays by Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and other late-Victorian dramatists that responded to changing perceptions of marriage
  • Examines the extent to which theater became a forum for debating the traditional mode of marriageScrutinises the resulting changes to genre conventions that had dominated English drama in the nineteenth century
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​This book examines plays produced in England in the 1890s and early 1900s and the ways in which these plays responded to changing perceptions of marriage. Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde, and other late-Victorian dramatists challenged romanticized ideals of love and domesticity, and, in the process, these authors appropriated and rewrote the genre conventions that had dominated English drama for much of the nineteenth century. In their plays, theater became a forum for debating the problems of traditional marriage and envisioning alternative forms of partnership. 
This book is written for scholars specializing in the areas of Victorian studies, dramatic literature, theater history, performance studies, and gender studies.

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Mary Christian is Assistant Professor of English at Middle Georgia State University, USA, where she teaches world literature and modern drama. She has contributed articles to Religion and Literature, Theatre Survey, Humanities, and SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies. She also serves as Membership Secretary for the International Shaw Society. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marriage and Late-Victorian Dramatists
Authors
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-40639-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-40639-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-40638-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 203
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