Shaw and the Sacred Cows: A New Look at the Plays

Shaw and the Sacred Cows: A New Look at the Plays the ISS and the original Shaw Society in London that was fostered by the latter's president, whose name was Barry Morse, which in 2013 culminated in the co-hosting of the two societies, with the National Trust, of a Shaw Conference at ayot St. Lawrence--although, alas, too late for Barry. In the preface to this book, entitled "Shaw and SuperShaw," Morse acknowledges Shaw as a fellow actor, his thesis being that although Shaw had had to invent a fantastic personality for himself "fit and apt for dealing with men" (as Shaw put it), the jesting "SuperShaw" known as G.B.S., Morse thought that the best and truest role that Shaw played was one that Shaw himself had expressed admiration for, that of "Valiant-for-Truth" in The Pilgrim's Progress, who upon his passing speaks lines of no regret for his life that were read at Shaw's cremation in 1950, attended by Morse. That Wood and Wynn find this role of "Valiant-for-Truth" appropriate to Morse as well accounts for their using it as the perfect title for a book that details the relationship between Shaw and Morse and of the passing of the sword from one to the next. The reading of this http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies Penn State University Press

Shaw and the Sacred Cows: A New Look at the Plays

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the ISS and the original Shaw Society in London that was fostered by the latter's president, whose name was Barry Morse, which in 2013 culminated in the co-hosting of the two societies, with the National Trust, of a Shaw Conference at ayot St. Lawrence--although, alas, too late for Barry. In the preface to this book, entitled "Shaw and SuperShaw," Morse acknowledges Shaw as a fellow actor, his thesis being that although Shaw had had to invent a fantastic personality for himself "fit and apt for dealing with men" (as Shaw put it), the jesting "SuperShaw" known as G.B.S., Morse thought that the best and truest role that Shaw played was one that Shaw himself had expressed admiration for, that of "Valiant-for-Truth" in The Pilgrim's Progress, who upon his passing speaks lines of no regret for his life that were read at Shaw's cremation in 1950, attended by Morse. That Wood and Wynn find this role of "Valiant-for-Truth" appropriate to Morse as well accounts for their using it as the perfect title for a book that details the relationship between Shaw and Morse and of the passing of the sword from one to the next. The reading of this

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SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw StudiesPenn State University Press

Published: Sep 17, 2013

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