By Anthony Matthews Gibbs

ISBN-10: 033363327X

ISBN-13: 9780333633274

A.M. Gibbs offers a entire account of the existence, occupation and institutions of 1 of the main major and influential literary figures of the fashionable age. Drawing on quite a lot of released and unpublished fabric, the paintings goals to throw new gentle at the complicated cloth of Shaw's profession as playwright, novelist, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant garde philosopher and controversialist. photographs of Shaw's way of life, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the files of his effective occupation as a public determine and artistic author, in an absolutely documented examine that is either a scholarly source and a biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical matters in biography raised via the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and family members offers new proof approximately his Irish heritage. A "Who's Who" part includes thumbnail sketches of over 2 hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.

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W. Dubourg’s New Men and Old Acres at the Court Theatre. ’ [BL MS Add 63188A, fols 80–2] 1877 August Early At this time a development or incident occurred in his relation with ‘Calypso’ which Shaw described as ‘The Catastrophe, or the indiscretion’. [BL MsAdd 50710A; D1: 26] September 26 (Wed) Shaw’s last piece of ghosted music criticism for Lee in The Hornet. [Lbib 344; Ross 285–6 suggests the ghost writing for Lee may have continued until May 1878] November 25 (Sun) Birth of Harley Granville Barker.

M. Crament, composer and organist at Brompton Parish Church. [D1: 30, 35–6 n4] January–February Shaw writes his unorthodox sketch, ‘A Practical System of Moral Education for Females’, which was published posthumously in 1956 as My Dear Dorothea: A Practical System of Moral Education for Females Embodied in a Letter to a Young Person of That Sex. [Lbib1: 269–70; Laura Tahir, ‘“My Dear Dorothea”: Shaw’s Earliest Sketch’, SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, vol. 9 (1989), 7–21; Texas] February Shaw begins writing a profane Passion Play in blank verse, under the working title, ‘The Household of Joseph’.

CL1: 25; Erv 67; Rat 35] Shaw submits an essay ‘Exhausted Arts’ and a review of Henry Irving’s production of The Merchant of Venice to John Morley at the Pall Mall Gazette. [CL1: 31] Morley returns Shaw’s two articles, finding them ‘not quite suitable for this paper’. He recommends that Shaw get out of journalism, ‘a most precarious, dependent, and unsatisfactory profession’ for all but the very few who have ‘the knack’. [CL1: 32] Shaw resigns from the Edison Telephone Company. [CL1: 25–6, 32–3] Shaw applies for a job as a clerk at R.

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