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Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)

Overview
Works: 2,218 works in 3,613 publications in 1 language and 3,615 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Manuscripts  Comedy plays  Sources  Literature  Case studies  Pictorial works 
Classifications: PR5363, 822.912
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Publications about Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)
Publications by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)
Most widely held works by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)
Major Barbara by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
24 editions published between 1967 and 2005 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
When a Salvation Army officer learns that her father, a wealthy armaments manufacturer, has donated lots of money to her organization, she resigns in disgust but eventually sees the truth of her father's reasoning that social iniquity derives from poverty; it is only through accumulating wealth and power that people can help each other
You never can tell by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2005 in English and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Provincetown Playhouse on the Wharf, "You Never Can Tell," by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Virginia Thoms
The philanderer by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
20 editions published between 1971 and 2007 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
The Philanderer, Shaw's devilishly comic play introduces Leonard Charteris, a man committed to remaining unattached. He is a philosophizing philanderer who believes that only conventional people marry while advanced people form "charming friendships." But when he meets a self-described "new woman" who belongs only to herself and is the property of no man, he finds he may have met his match, if not his mate. Charteris, ''likes to tell the truth, but doesn't want to hear it'' and confesses he ''could love any woman as long as she was pretty.'' Leonard finds himself in the awkward situation of being romantically involved with two women at the same time - the jealous Julia Craven and Grace Tranfield, a young widow. Leonard's particular dilemma is how to end his affair with Julia. He will even resort to marriage - either his own or Julia's - to accomplish this. At the center of the play is the ''Ibsen Club, '' a new society that advocates only the most modern and advanced views and for which the only requirement for membership is that a woman not act womanly and a man refrain from manly behavior. ''It must be a den of infamy, '' Grace's father observes when told of the rules. ''And so it is, '' Leonard assures him. Julia, in total disregard for the precepts of ''Ibsenism, '' begins to behave like a 'woman', tearily refusing to accept that her affair with Leonard is over. Leonard finally turns to Dr. Paramore, the discoverer of a rare and fatal liver disease from which Julia's father is suffering, and tries to persuade him to marry Julia. But Dr. Paramore may be on the brink of ruin. He has just learned that his research is dubious and the disease that bears his name may not exist. That Julia's father might now live is small consolation
Arms and the man by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Presents the romantic falsifications of love and warfare in a comedy that reveals the author's skilss as an acute social observer and witty provocateur
Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
19 editions published between 1965 and 2004 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society
Misalliance, The dark lady of the Sonnets, and Fanny's first play. With a treatise on Parents and children by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
19 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Taking place on a single day in May 1909, a self-made millionaire and his family invite their future nobleman in-law for a visit to their estate in Surrey, England. In this delightfully clever play, issues of gender, class, politics, and family are all targets for Shaw's keen wit
Getting married by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
18 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
The Princess Theatre, Chicago, William Faversham presenting and appearing in Bernard Shaw's comedy "Getting Married," with a special company, including Henrietta Crosman
Two plays for Puritans by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
18 editions published between 1974 and 2009 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A young man takes sides with the Devil against straight laced Puritan respectability in the threatening days of the Revolutionary War
The millionairess by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
17 editions published between 1965 and 2001 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Mineola Playhouse, Laurence Feldman presents Theatre Guild Production in association with Charles Lowe, Carol Channing in "The Millionairess," by George Bernard Shaw, with John McMartin, Gene Wilder, Eugene Roche, Estelle Parsons, Will Lee, Eda Reiss Merin, Joe Runner, and David Hurst, directed by Gene Saks, settings by Fred Voelpel, lighting by James A. Taylor, for Theatre Guild Productions, Inc., Don Herbert. The Mineola Playhouse is operated by special arrangement with Dr. Frank A. Calderone
John Bull's other island by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
16 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
Mansfield Theatre, Aldrich & Myers, in association with Brian Doherty, present Hilton Edwards and Micheal MacLiammoir with their Dublin Gate Theatre Productions in a festival of Irish comedies, "John Bull's Other Island," a comedy by Bernard Shaw, production directed by Hilton Edwards, settings designed and painted by Molly MacEwen
Candida; a mystery by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2003 in English and held by 15 libraries worldwide
National Theatre, Cornelia Otis Skinner in "Candida," by George Bernard Shaw, with Dorothy Sands, Onslow Stevens, A.P. Kaye, John Cromwell, staged by George Somnes, settings by Donald Oenslager, costumes by Helene Pons
Fanny's first play by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
William Collier's Comedy Theatre, the Messrs. Shubert announce Lillah McCarthy's and Granville Barker's company in "Fanny's First Play," by xxxxxx xxxxxx???, produced by Granville Barker, George Bernard Shaw's best play
Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
14 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"One of Bernard Shaw's early plays of social protest, Mrs. Warren's Profession places the protagonist's decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw's fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional mrality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable." "This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw's prefaces to the play; Shaw's expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women's education, and the "New Woman.""--Jacket
Cavalcade by Shaw Festival Collection (University of Guelph)( Archival Material )
14 editions published between 1985 and 1995 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
The doctor's dilemma ; Getting married ; and the shewing-up of Blanco Posnet by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
14 editions published between 1969 and 2010 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
National Theatre, Katharine Cornell presents "The Doctor's Dilemma," by Bernard Shaw, with Bramwell Fletcher, Colin Keith-Johnston, Cecil Humphreys, Ralph Forbes, Clarence Derwent, Whitford Kane, Barry Jones and Miss Cornell, staged by Guthrie McClintic, settings by Donald Oenslager, costumes by Motley
The women : a play by Clare Boothe Luce( Archival Material )
13 editions published between 1985 and 2010 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Barrymore Theatre Corporation, Max Gordon presents "The Women," by Clare Booth, staged by Robert B. Sinclair, settings by Jo Mielziner, costumes supervised by John Hambleton
Heartbreak house by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
One of the distinguished comic dramatist's more somber plays, this entertaining allegory examines apathy, confusion and lack of purpose as causes of major world problems, with larger-than-life characters representing the evils of the modern world
Too true to be good; a collection of stage sermons by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
12 editions published between 1974 and 2006 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
54th Street Theatre, Paul Vroom, Buff Cobb and Burry Fredrik present Lillian Gish, Cedric Hardwicke, Eileen Heckart, Glynis Johns, Ray Middleton, Robert Preston, Cyril Ritchard, David Wayne, in George Bernard Shaw's modern comedy "Too True To Be Good," directed by Albert Marre, settings and lighting by Paul Morrison, costumes by Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes, incidental music composed by Mitch Leigh, transition sequences designed by Abner Dean, associate producer Robert M. Newsom
The apple cart by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
12 editions published between 1966 and 2000 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The Washington Civic Theater presents "The Apple Cart," by George Bernard Shaw, directed by Leon Askin, settings designed and supervised by William M. Girvan
Widowers' houses by Bernard Shaw( Archival Material )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2003 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
The source of social concern here in this play is the income derived from slum housing and the play focuses on the rift it forms between the two main characters, Henry Trench who has a moral problem with the way the father of his wife earns his money and his wife, Blanch who has no problem taking money from her father
 
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