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Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries

Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw

Authors: Dukore, Bernard

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  • Represents the first book-length study of Shaw in relation to crime and punishment
  • Looks to Shaw's non-dramatic writings, speeches and actions in addition to his plays
  • Holds appeal for scholars of Victorian and twentieth-century history and politics, in addition to theatre and literature scholars
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  • Due: December 8, 2019
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About this book

This book analyzes the interaction of crimes, punishments, and Bernard Shaw in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explores crimes committed by professional criminals, nonprofessional criminals, businessmen, believers in a cause, the police, the Government, and prison officials. It examines punishments decreed by judges, juries, colonial governors, commissars, and administered by the police, prison warders, and prison doctors. It charts Shaw's view of crimes and punishments in dramatic writings, non-dramatic writings, and his actions in real life. This book presents him in the context of his contemporaries and his world, inviting readers to view crimes and punishments in their context, history, and relevance to his ideas in and outside his plays, plus the relevance of his ideas to crimes and punishments in life.

About the authors

Bernard F. Dukore is University Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Theatre Arts and Humanities at Virginia Tech, USA. He has directed plays and written numerous books and articles on modern drama, theatre, and cinema. His most recent books are Bernard Shaw: Slaves of Duty and Tricks of the Governing Class (2012) and Shaw’s Theater (2000).

Reviews

“A compelling, almost addictive read, it becomes progressively more gruesome, as Dukore progresses through the seamy side of life and society with relentless moral determination.” (Anne wright, The Shavian, Vol. 14 (1), 2018)​

“The purpose of Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw was to provide ‘gateways’ that will ‘permit the reader to encounter [Shaw’s] drama and ideas in a fresh context.’ It has superbly fulfilled that purpose and will likely stand as the definitive treatment of this important topic.” (Michel Pharand, SHAW The Journal of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. 358 (02), 2018)



“Impressive on both the levels of the very informative historical account of crimes and punishments and of Shaw’s relationship to all this from the opening chapter to the Grand Finale of Chapter 10...This is a very learned, up to date scholarly work. It competes well with the best scholarship on Shaw, is a very useful survey of crime and punishment over the centuries, and its bringing Shaw to a timely trial at the conclusion is masterfully if surprisingly done, leaving crucial questions to be asked and answered by each reader.” (Richard Dietrich, English Literature in Transition, 1880-1920 (Volume 62, Number 4, 2019 2019)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-62746-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-62745-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $119.99
price for USA in USD
  • Customers within the U.S. and Canada please contact Customer Service at +1-800-777-4643, Latin America please contact us at +1-212-460-1500 (24 hours a day, 7 days a week).
  • Due: December 8, 2019
  • ISBN 978-3-319-87382-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Crimes and Punishments and Bernard Shaw
Authors
Series Title
Bernard Shaw and His Contemporaries
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-62746-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-62746-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-62745-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-87382-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 243
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