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Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off

D. A. Hadfield and Jean Reynolds

Abstract

Shaw was the first British playwright to seriously stage debates around “the Woman Question,” and the extraordinary range of female characters that populate his plays embody various perspectives and positions in the debate. Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off explores Shaw's views and practices in the context of 21st-century feminism. Part 1 reconsiders the female characters in Shaw's plays through the lenses of physicality, cruelty, performativity, and nationalism. In Part 2, the limits of Shaw's commitment to feminism are tested through his relationships with real women, while Part 3 examin ... More

Keywords: Bernard Shaw, feminism, theater, drama, gender, Woman Question

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813042435
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2013 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813042435.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

D. A. Hadfield, editor

Jean Reynolds, editor