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Shaw's Settings: Gardens and Libraries

Tony Jason Stafford

Abstract

Shaw’s Settings: Gardens and Libraries shows how Shaw enlists the powerful visual component of setting, specifically gardens and libraries, to add meaningful dimensions to the other dramatic elements, such as portraying the characters in depth, refining the conflict, creating startling crises, capturing richly suggestive imagery, clarifying the structure, and developing themes, to achieve his own complex, meaningful, and compelling dramas. A study of this garden-library pattern adds up, first, to a realization of how tactile and visual this most verbal and intellectual of writers was, and how ... More

Keywords: Setting, Gardens, Libraries, Performance, Stage descriptions, Visual, Nature, Books, George Bernard Shaw

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780813044989
Published to Florida Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.5744/florida/9780813044989.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Tony Jason Stafford, author