Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813062389
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Publication date: 11/29/2016
Series: Florida Bernard Shaw
Pages: 252
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

D. A. Hadfield is lecturer in English at the University of Waterloo. She is the author of Re: Producing Women’s Dramatic History: The Politics of Playing in Toronto. Jean Reynolds is professor emerita of English at Polk State College. She has written five books, including Pygmalion’s Wordplay: The Postmodern Shaw

Table of Contents

Foreword Rodelle Weintraub xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction 1

Part I The Women in Shaw's Plays

1 Shaw's Athletic-Minded Women Tracy J. R. Collins 19

2 Shaw and Cruelty Lawrence Switzky 37

3 Shutting Out Mother: Vivie Warren as the New Woman Ann Wilson 56

4 The Politics of Shaw's Irish Women in John Bull's Other Island Brad Kent 73

Part II Shaw's Relationships with Women

5 Bernard Shaw and the Archbishop's Daughter Leonard W. Conolly 95

6 Writing Women: Shaw and Feminism behind the Scenes D. A. Hadfield 112

7 Feminist Politics and the Two Irish "Georges": Egerton versus Shaw Margaret D. Stetz 133

8 The Passionate Anarchist and Her Idea Man Virginia Costello 144

Part III Shavian Feminism in the Larger World

9 Mrs Warren's Profession and the Development of Transnational Chinese Feminism Kay Li 171

10 Shaw's Women in the World John M. McInerney 177

11 The Energy behind the Anomaly: In Conversation with Jackie Maxwell Interview and editing by D. A. Hadfield 199

Bibliography Michel Pharand 211

Contributors 225

Index 227

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