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Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
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Bernard Shaw and the Censors

Fights and Failures, Stage and Screen

Authors: Dukore, Bernard

  • Shines a light on Shaw's failures as well as his successes 
    First book length study to focus on Shaw's battle with the censors across both theatre and film 
    Looks at censorship of stage and screen in both the UK and USA 

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About this book

“Dukore’s style is fluid and his wit delightful. I learned a tremendous amount, as will most readers, and Bernard Shaw and the Censors will doubtless be the last word on the topic.”

- Michel Pharand, former editor of SHAW: The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies and author of Bernard Shaw and the French (2001). 

"This book shows us a new side of Shaw and his complicated relationships to the powerful mechanisms of stage and screen censorship in the long twentieth century.”

-          - Lauren Arrington, Professor of English, Maynooth University, Ireland

A fresh view of Shaw versus stage and screen censors, this book describes Shaw as fighter and failure, whose battles against censorship – of his plays and those of others, of his works for the screen and those of others – he sometimes won but usually lost. We forget usually, because ultimately he prevailed and because his witty reports of defeats are so buoyant, they seem to describe triumphs. We think of him as a celebrity, not an outsider; as a classic, not one of the avant-garde, of which Victorians and Edwardians were intolerant; as ahead of his time, not of it, when he was called “disgusting,” “immoral", and "degenerate.” Yet it took over three decades and a world war before British censors permitted a public performance of Mrs Warren’s Profession. We remember him as an Academy Award winner for Pygmalion, not as an author whose dialogue censors required deletions for showings in the United States. Scrutinizing the powerful stage and cinema censorship in Britain and America, this book focuses on one of its most notable campaigners against them in the last century.


About the authors

Bernard F. Dukore is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Theatre Arts and Humanities, Virginia Tech, USA. His books on theatre and film include Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw (2017), Bernard Shaw: Slaves of Duty and Tricks of the Governing Class (2012), Shaw's Theater (2000), and Sam Peckinpah's Feature Films (1999). 


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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Bernard Shaw and the Censors
Book Subtitle
Fights and Failures, Stage and Screen
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
978-3-030-52186-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-52186-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-52185-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIV, 261
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