Shaw and His Contemporaries: Theatre Essays

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This collection of 40 essays is written by one of the foremost drama critics of the past half-century. With thirteen essays on Bernard Shaw and his plays, it represents a major new contribution to Shaw studies. It also contains a section on Shaw's contemporaries such as Chekhov, Noel Coward and Eugene O'Neill, and a third section that deals mainly with British theatre in the 1960s. About half these essays began as programme notes for the Shaw Festival.