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Bernard Shaw's Marriages and Misalliances

  • Robert A. Gaines


  • Includes contributions from a range of renowned Shaw scholars

  • Combines literary analysis with biographical details

  • Ranges across all of Shaw’s original full-length plays and more


Part of the Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries book series (BSC)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Jennifer Buckley
    Pages 39-56
  3. Rodelle Weintraub
    Pages 75-87
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 207-229

About this book


This book combines the insights of thirteen Shavian scholars as they examine the themes of marriage, relationships and partnerships throughout all of Bernard Shaw’s major works. It also connects Shaw’s own experiences of love and marriage to the themes that emerge in his works, showing how his personal relationships in and out of matrimonial bonds change the ways his characters enter and exit marriages and misalliances. While providing a wealth of new analysis, this collection of essays also leaves lingering questions for the reader to spark continuing dialogue in both individual and academic settings.  


Acting Directing Dramatic Literature Classical Theatre Production Love Relationships

Editors and affiliations

  • Robert A. Gaines
    • 1
  1. 1.Auburn University at MontgomeryMontgomeryUSA

About the editors

Robert A. Gaines is Professor Emeritus at Auburn University Montgomery, USA, and holds a PhD from Indiana University. He has spent thirty-five years in university positions including Professor, Administrator, and Director of Theatre. His research interests are in classical theatre production, as are his publications, including John Neville Takes Command: The Story of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival. He has been a member of the International Shaw Society since its inception in 2004.

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