Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off (Florida Bernard Shaw)

Author: Jean Reynolds D. A. Hadfield
Publisher: University Press of Florida
Category: Biography: Literary, Plays, Playscripts, Literary Studies: General, Literary Studies: From C 1900 -, Literary Studies: Plays & Playwrights
Book Format: Paperback

When offstage actions contradict a playwright's onstage message, literary study gets messy. In his personal relationships, George Bernard Shaw was often ambivalent toward liberated women-surprisingly so, considering his reputation as one of the first champions of women's rights. His private attitudes sit uncomfortably beside his public philosophies that were so foundational to first-wave feminism.

Here, Shaw's long-recognized influence on feminism is reexamined through the lens of twenty-first-century feminist thought as well as previously unpublished primary sources. New links appear between Shaw's writings and his gendered notions of physicality, pain, performance, nationalism, authorship, and politics. The book's archival material includes previously unpublished Shaw correspondence and excerpts from the works of his feminist playwright contemporaries. Shaw and Feminisms explores Shaw's strong female characters, his real-life involvement with women, and his continuing impact on theater and politics today.

About D.A. Hadfield
D. A. Hadfield is lecturer in English at the University of Waterloo, Canada. 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, USA. She has written five books, including Pygmalion's Wordplay: The Postmodern Shaw.


SKU BK-9780813062389
Barcode # 9780813062389
Brand University Press of Florida
Artist / Author Jean Reynolds D. A. Hadfield
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