Penn State University Press

[Selective Index to the Supplement]

Prefatory Note

The Supplement, an extension of my Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography (1983), published by the Clarendon Press, Oxford, in its Soho Bibliographies, follows faithfully the format and style of the Soho edition. A researcher familiar with the first should, resultantly, have no problem in making use of the second. It is strongly recommended, however, that the editorial procedures detailedly recorded in the 1983 introduction be reviewed. As an assistance, the codes utilized to identify sources and to clarify descriptive terminology are duplicated [pp. viii–x], with necessary emendation. Additional cross-references to the 1983 edition provide useful linkage. A cross reference applying to the Supplement is specifically labelled “Suppl.” In the very few instances in which a precise distinction seems advisable, “Soho” is inserted to prevent misreading.

A selective index is appended to the Supplement at p. 125.

A. Books and Ephemeral Publications

Part I: Additional Entries

[Follows A72, p. 68]: A72A     IS FREE TRADE ALIVE OR DEAD?    1906


(21.2 x 66.3 cm): [unsigned: 12 2–54 62].

[i–ii] blank leaf; [iii] title; [iv] blank; 1–36 text; binder’s fly-leaf inserted by stub between [5]4 and [6]1.

Grey stiff paper wrappers, cut flush, lettered in black on upper wrapper: IS FREE TRADE | ALIVE | OR | DEAD? | BY | BERNARD | SHAW ; edges trimmed.

Date of publication and number of copies undetermined. HRC copy contains an inscription from Shaw to Julio Broutá, dated 20 April 1932, in which he states: “My speech was extemporized; but I had a verbatim report made. I corrected it for the press and had some copies printed of which this is one.” No publication in the press located. The Glasgow Herald and Glasgow Evening Times published abridged third-person reports on 3 October 1903.

[Follows A209, p. 210]: A209A    THE IRISH ACADEMY OF LETTERS    1932

[Drop-title] THE IRISH ACADEMY OF LETTERS | DEAR SIR, [large and small capitals] | [text follows]

(26.5 x 20.6 cm): singleton leaf, printed on recto only; off-white wove paper watermarked SWIFT BROOK PARCHMENT , with shield; edges trimmed.

A letter, undated, inviting the recipient (whose name is inserted below the drop-title in holograph by W. B. Yeats) to become a founder member. The letter is signed in holograph by G. Bernard Shaw and W. B. Yeats.

The Academy, founded by Yeats and Shaw to reward literary achievement and to organize writers for the purpose of warring against literary censorship by the Catholic Church in Ireland, held a first meeting of the provisional council in Dublin on 14 September 1932, its members consisting of Yeats, Shaw (not present), George W. Russell, Lennox Robinson, Seumas O’Sullivan, Oliver St. John Gogarty, Frank O’Connor (pseud. of Michael O’Donovan), and F. R. Higgins. Shaw was elected president, Yeats vice-president, and Russell secretary-treasurer. Shaw’s draft letter to nominees was read and approved, with a proviso that copies be sent, not just to [End Page 4] newly chosen nominees, but to members of the provisional council, who insisted that such a document, bearing Shaw’s autograph, would be something to treasure (as reported by Yeats to Shaw, 15 September 1932: BL 50553, f. 166). The letter was printed a few days later, copies being posted to Shaw in England for his signature.


[Follows A238, p. 238]: A238A    SHAW APPEALS TO THE I.R.A.    1940

[Drop-title] GEORGE BERNARD SHAW | APPEALS TO THE I.R.A. | [rule] | FRIENDSHIP WITH | BRITAIN | [text follows]

(25.6 x 18.9 cm): leaflet; edges trimmed.

[1–3] Text of Shaw’s “contribution to the squeals of the trapped rats of British Imperialism”; [3–4] “IRELAND’S ANSWER”, signed on behalf of “The Government of the Republic” by P. Fleming, Runaidhe [Secretary], dated “July 25, 1940”. No printer’s imprint, but issued by the Irish Republican Army.

Shaw’s article, undated but containing a reference to Hitler’s “conquest of France” (the armistice went into effect on 25 June 1940), presumably was published; source unidentified.


[Follows A281, p. 290]: A281A    COLLECTED WORKS (1875–1900): MICROPRINT EDITION    1961.

This work, never published, was announced by Readex Microprint Corporation in its 1959/60 catalogue for publication in 1961 under the editorship of Dan H. Laurence, in the “Great Contemporaries” series, at approx. $75. The intent of the edition was to reproduce photographically, in microprint, fully identified texts of all Shaw’s writings (signed, unsigned, or pseudonymously signed) published as books, pamphlets, leaflets, tracts, or in serials as fiction, articles, reviews, notes, or letters to editors, from 1875 to 1900.

As the British Newspaper Library at Colindale, where most of the production work had to be done, was undergoing restoration following severe [End Page 5] war damage and was not yet equipped for extensive and complex photography, it became necessary for Readex to contract with a London company to photograph the materials on the premises. When, however, the poor working conditions, the flimsy state of frequently unphotographable bound volumes of newspapers, the loss of copies resulting from wartime bombings, and the unfamiliarity of the photographers with the special demands of microprint reproduction, collectively conspired to render the edition unfeasible, the project was abandoned.

Although the edition will be noted in many bibliographical compilations, only one exemplar of the edition actually exists: a sample microprint card reproducing the full text of Widowers’ Houses in its 1893 edition. A few test specimens of this card were run, stamped “TEST SAMPLE” on the verso in red ink [DHL-G], and approximately one hundred sample cards (23 x 15 cm, printed on recto only) were distributed to scholars visiting the Readex exhibition booth at the December 1959 Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago.

A310    SHAW’S MUSIC    1981

c. Second Edition (1989):

A “Second Revised Edition” was issued by the Bodley Head in three large-format volumes, in stiff paper wrappers. Published 19 January 1989, at £12.95 per volume. 4000 copies of each volume, of which 1000 copies per volume were exported to the United States to Random Century (later renamed Trafalgar Square), North Pomfret, Vermont. $29.95 per volume.

Contains a small number of corrections and added annotations, with an Appendix to Vol. 3 containing the following criticisms (the first two unnoted in the 1983 Shaw bibliography), omitted from the original edition of Shaw’s Music:

Dvorakák’s “Nationality”
First appeared as an unsigned note in the Pall Mall Gazette, 26 November 1888.

Henry Seiffert: IV
First appeared as unsigned notes in The Star, 25 January 1892.

Murder by the Bach Choir
Hitherto unpublished criticism (mid-March 1894) of the Bach Choir performance of the St. Matthew Passion, suppressed by the editor of The World as libelous. Reproduced from surviving galley proofs. [C-B] [End Page 6]

Beethoven’s Birthday
First published in German translation in the Frankfurter Zeitung, 15 December 1920, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Beethoven’s birth. [C2310] Here first published in English, from the draft manuscript. [HRC]


a. First edition:

BERNARD SHAW | and | ALFRED DOUGLAS | A CORRESPONDENCE | [decoration] | Edited by Mary Hyde | New Haven and New York | Ticknor & Fields | 1982

(23.4 x 15.3 cm): [unsigned: 1–716 812 916].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, reservation of rights, designer credit, LC cataloging in publication data, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; [vii] contents; [viii] blank; ix–x list of illustrations; xi–xli introduction; [xlii] blank; [1] divisional fly-title; [2] editorial note; 3–195 text; [196] blank; 197–204 postscript; [205] divisional fly-title; [206] blank; 207–210 Appendix I: “The Earlier Exchange of Letters”; 211–213 Appendix II: “The Publication of De Profundis”; [214] blank; 215–216 Appendix III: “Douglas’s copy of a Letter to Frank Harris”; 217–220 Appendix IV: “The Story of Raymond Douglas”; [221] divisional fly-title; [222] blank; 223–237 index; [238] blank. Twenty-one pages of half-tone photographs and manuscript facsimiles on text leaves.

Black cloth, lettered in gilt downward on spine: Edited by MARY HYDE Bernard Shaw and Alfred Douglas , with publisher’s name at foot: Ticknor | & | Fields ; edges trimmed.

Published 27 October 1982. $25. 4000 copies.

The volume contains ninety-three pieces of correspondence from Shaw to Douglas and ninety-four from Douglas to Shaw. Additionally there are fragments from Shaw’s correspondence with his publisher Otto Kyllmann of Constable & Co. and with Olive Douglas; a letter from Kyllmann to Shaw, and a facsimile of two pages of Shaw’s revisions, with Douglas’s annotations, in Harris’s Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (2nd ed., 1918); as well as a letter from Douglas to Harris and a rejected letter from Douglas to The Times. [End Page 7]

b. First edition, English issue:

Uniform with American issue except for substitution of John Murray imprint on title (which is reset) and spine, with some variation of copyright and publishing information (and deletion of cataloging in publication data) on verso of title.

Published 11 November 1982. £15. 2000 copies. Twelve copies of untrimmed U. S. sheets (24.1 x 15.5 cm), with American publisher’s imprint on title overstamped or pasted-over with British publisher’s imprint, were cased in English dust-wrappers for advance distribution. Not seen.


a. First edition:

The Playwright | and the Pirate | Bernard Shaw and Frank Harris: | A Correspondence | edited, with an introduction, by | Stanley Weintraub | The Pennsylvania State University Press | University Park and London

(22.8 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–716 84 9–1016].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notice, LC cataloging in publication data, American and British publishers’ imprints, reservation of rights, designer credit, and imprint “Printed in the United States of America”; [v] contents; [vi] blank; [vii]-xx introduction; [xxi]-xxii list of abbreviations; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-267 text; [268] blank; [269]-273 index; [274] blank. Two half-tone photographs and facsimile of a Harris transcription of a Shaw letter with two holograph authorizations by Shaw, on text leaves.

Brown cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: WEINTRAUB | [downward] THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE PIRATE | PENN STATE ; edges trimmed.

Published December 1982. $18.75. 1985 copies, including those shipped to England for British issue.

There are fifty-five letters and postcards from Shaw to Harris, two to Nellie (Mrs. Frank) Harris, and one each to Victor Gollancz; Clifford Sharp, editor of the New Statesman (C2005); and an unidentified correspondent concerning a petition to the French courts in defence of Harris, 1927. There are forty-eight letters from Harris to Shaw, plus a cablegram to Arthur Leonard Ross and a letter to the editor of the Times Literary Supplement. [End Page 8] Also included are reprints of Shaw’s “How Frank Ought to Have Done It” (B105), “The War Indemnities” (C2342), an extract from “A Self-interview” (C2934), and “Postscript [to Harris’s Bernard Shaw, 1931] by the Subject of This Memoir” (BB31); Harris’s “Contemporary Portraits: George Bernard Shaw” (Contemporary Portraits: Second Series, 1919); and an extract from the unexpurgated text of Allan Dowling’s 1927 interview “Bernard Shaw and St. Joan” (see C2666).

b. First edition, English issue (1983):

Uniform with American issue except for substitution of publisher’s imprint on title: “COLIN SMYTHE | Gerrards Cross 1982 [sic]” at right of publisher’s device in single-rule frame; and of publisher’s device within frame and imprint “COLIN | SMYTHE | LIMITED”, in gilt at foot of spine. British Library cataloging in publication data substituted on copyright page.

Published 28 February 1983. £11.50. 543 bound copies imported.

A314    COLLECTED LETTERS 1911–1925    1985

a. First edition:

BERNARD SHAW | [rule] | Collected Letters | 1911–1925 | [rule] | EDITED BY DAN H. LAURENCE | [publisher’s device] | MAX REINHARDT | LONDON SYDNEY | TORONTO

(23.2 x 14.8 cm): [unsigned: 1–30 16 3112 3216].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] BL cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, copyright notices, publisher’s address, printer’s imprint by Thomson Litho Ltd., East Kilbride, imprint “First Published 1985”; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; vii contents; [viii] blank; ix list of illustrations; [x] blank; xi–xvi introduction; xvii code to description of correspondence; xviii–xxiv codes to sources of ownership of letters and to sources of prior publications; [1] divisional fly-title; [2] blank; 3–926 text; 927–929 corrections and additions for Collected Letters 1898–1910; [930] blank; 931–934 index of recipients; 935–989 general index, compiled by M. G. and T. F. Evans; [990] blank; [991–992] blank leaf. Frontispiece portrait (1911) tipped in and twenty pages of half-tone plates inserted in four groupings, including a series of drawings of Shaw and Mrs. Patrick Campbell (1922) by Sir Max Beerbohm; line illustrations of Shaw’s engagements diary [End Page 9] (April 1913) and a poster for Heartbreak House by John Held, Jr., plus several drawings by Shaw, on text leaves.

Red simulated-cloth paper boards, lettered in gilt on spine, uniform with A290a and A301a except for alteration of dates to “1911–1925” and addition of “EDITED BY” above editor’s name.

Published 30 May 1985. £25. Undetermined number of sheets, of which 5000 were exported for American issue.

The volume contains 578 pieces of correspondence to 254 correspondents, plus the text of a ghosted speech for Margaret Halstan and three sonnets and two other poems addressed to Mrs. Patrick Campbell.

Collected for the first time:
Fabianism and the War, January 1917 (A140)
[Letter on the Medical (V.D.) Home for Children], 8 December 1922 (A166)
[Letter to Ellen Terry], 9 November 1913 (A230)

b. First Edition, American issue:

The issue consists of imported sheets, uniform with English edition except for substitution of American publisher’s imprint on title: “[publisher’s device] | VIKING”, and revisions and repositioning on copyright page, including publisher’s address, imprint “First American edition”, imprint “All rights reserved”, ISBN code, LC cataloging in publication notice and LC catalogue card number, and imprint “Set in Ehrhardt” beneath printer’s imprint.

Binding uniform with A314a except for substitution of Viking imprint in gilt at foot of spine, as on title page.

Published 28 June 1985. $45. 5000 copies.

A315    SHAW ON DICKENS    1985

Shaw | on | Dickens | Edited With an Introduction by | Dan H. Laurence and Martin Quinn | Frederick Ungar Publishing Co. | NEW YORK

(21 x 14 cm): perfect binding.

[i] half-title; [ii] dedication; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices and LC cataloging in publication data; v–vi contents; vii–xliv introduction; xlv–xlvi editors’ [End Page 10] note; [xlvii] fly-title; [xlviii] blank; [1] divisional fly-title; 2–122 text; 123–133 glossary of Dickens characters; 134–150 index; [151–154] blank. Unfoliated leaf of two illustrations, preceded by tipped-in slip (15.2 x 10.2 cm), white wove paper, printed on recto only, inserted between pages 44 and 45; two additional illustrations on text leaves.

Light brown cloth, lettered (editors’ names in two lines) in gilt downward on spine: Dan H. Laurence Martin Quinn Shaw on Dickens Ungar ; edges trimmed.

Published 2 June 1985. $12.95. 3000 copies. Of these, 1000 copies were sold c. 1985–1986 to a British distributor, with no distinguishing marks on the exported copies. £8.95.


  • Part I Principal Criticisms

  • Wellerisms

  •    First appeared in the Pall Mall Gazette, 15 April 1887.

  • From Dickens to Ibsen (1889)

  •    Hitherto unpublished.

  • The Pickwick Pantomime

  •    First appeared in the Daily Chronicle, 14 April 1892.

  • Introduction to Hard Times

  •    First published in the Waverley Edition, 1913.

  • What is the New Element in the Norwegian School?

  •    First published in The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 2nd edition, 1913.

  • Great Expectations: Foreword

  •    First published in the Limited Editions Club edition, 1937; revised, 1947.

  • Part II Correspondence

    Contains hitherto unpublished correspondence with Dickens’s daughter Kate Perugini and nine other correspondents; and previously published correspondence with G. K. Chesterton and six other correspondents.

  • Part III Dickensian Shavings

  • Hitherto uncollected:

  • Ruskin and Dickens

  •   Extract from a speech, first published in the Liverpool Courier, 16 November 1908. [End Page 11]

  • The Case Against Chesterton

       Extract from a review-article, first published in the New Statesman, 13 May 1916. Later published in full in Bernard Shaw’s Book Reviews, vol. 2, 1996.

  • Is Dickens “A Washout”?    Contribution to a symposium, first published in the Strand Magazine, November 1918

Also contains previously published extracts from a number of sources.

A316    AGITATIONS    1985

BERNARD SHAW | Agitations | Letters to the Press 1875–1950 | [rule] | Edited by | Dan H. Laurence | and | James Rambeau | FREDERICK UNGAR PUBLISHING CO. | New York

(23.5 x 15.3 cm): [unsigned: 1–11 16 124 1316].

[i] half-title; [ii] photograph, uncredited, by Olive Edis Galsworthy; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, designer credit, LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN code; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; vii–x contents; xi–xiv introduction; xv–xvi editors’ note; 1–355 text; [356] blank; 357–375 index; [376] blank.

Pale brown cloth, lettered in black on spine: [downward, in two lines] Bernard Shaw AGITATIONS | Letters to the Press 1875–1950 | UNGAR ; edges trimmed. Drawing of Shaw (uncredited) on dust-wrapper is by Oliver Herford (Harper’s Weekly, 1 November 1913).

Published 18 November 1985. $22.50. 3000 copies. Of these, 1000 copies were sold c. 1985–1986 to a British distributor with no distinguishing marks on the exported copies. £16.95.


The volume contains 155 letters to editors, as well as letters from Ernest Barker, Edward A. Baughan, G. K. Chesterton, Arthur Conan Doyle, C. H. StJ. Hornby, and H. G. Wells in epistolary debates with Shaw.

Three letters, rejected by editors, are here first published:

  • A Republican Society for Great Britain, date-stamped 22 April 1917

  • General Maurice’s Alleged Breach of Discipline, written 19 May 1918

  • Insanity and the Law, written 15 September 1932 [End Page 12]

  • Collected for the first time:

  • Dublin Evangelism, 3 April 1875 (C1)

  • Quack Remedies for Dynamite, 21 June 1884 (C84)

  • Evictions in Glenbeigh and in London, 23 February 1887 (C289)

  • East-End Clubs, 13 June 1888 (C449)

  • The Fabian Society, 13 August 1888 (C474)

  • In Praise of “The Silly Season”, 31 August 1888 (C477)

  • Blood Money to Whitechapel, 24 September 1888 (C485)

  • The Vizetelly Prosecution, 2 November 1888 (C496)

  • The Abolition of Christmas, 27 December 1888 (C522)

  • Russian Prisoners and English Politicians, 11 March 1890 (C694)

  • Ibsen, 9 January 1891 (C772); 18 November 1891 (C822)

  • Revolutionary Progress at Oxford, 22 February 1892 (C844)

  • The Split Infinitive, 2 September 1892 (C887); 26 February 1898 (C1256)

  • The Wormwood Scrubbs Murder, 18 July 1893 (C962); 25 July 1893 (C964)

  • The Empire Promenade, 16 October 1894 (C1038)

  • The Charge against George Alexander, 7 November 1895 (C1100)

  • The Satara Sentences, 3 September 1897 (C1221)

  • The Stage as a Profession, 29 November 1897 (C1239)

  • The Apostrophe, 26 April 1898 (C1271)

  • Brünnhilde’s “Deceit”, 28 June 1898 (C1284); 5 July 1898 (C1285)

  • The Mahdi’s Skull, 6 October 1898 (C1292)

  • The Trafalgar Celebration and the Tsar, 13 October 1898 (C1293)

  • Dead Body Diet, 26 December 1898 (C1303)

  • The Best Cottage Library, 18 February 1899 (C1306)

  • As You Don’t Like It, 15 July 1899 (C1318)

  • “The Guilty Parties in China”, 28 July 1900 (C1340)

  • The Housing Conference, 3 August 1900 (C1342)

  • Civic Purity, 18 April 1902 (C1394)

  • Lost Faiths, 2 February 1903 (C1418)

  • Flogging in the Navy, 11 October 1904 (C1453)

  • G.B.S. and Nihilism, 4 February 1905 (C1471)

  • Bernard Shaw Abashed, 17 April 1905 (C1480)

  • The Queen’s Coup d’État, 14 November 1905 (C1503)

  • Woman Suffrage, 31 October 1906 (C1557)

  • A Lecture on “The New Theology”, 29 June 1907 (C1591)

  • Domestic Expenditure, 15 August 1907 (C1595)

  • Kulin Polygamy, 5 October 1907 (C1605)

  • Dramatic Censorship, 16 November 1907 (C1614); 8 February 1908 (C1629)

  • Marriage and Its Critics, 2 December 1907 (C1620); 10 December 1907 (C1621)

  • Regicide as “Accident de Travail”, 8 February 1908 (C1630)

  • Shaw Explains His Religion, 1 November 1908 (C1655) [End Page 13]

  • The Demonstration against the Tsar, 17 July 1909 (C1701)

  • General Mourning: An Overlooked Hardship, 12 May 1910 (C1729)

  • The Cult of the Corpse, 18 August 1910 (C1740)

  • Too Long Stories, 13 September 1910 (C1743)

  • The Metric System, 22 October 1910 (C1749)

  • Dog vs. Motor, 22 February 1911 (C1764); 15 March 1911 (C1767)

  • The Drama of Discussion, 15 November 1911 (C1789)

  • Getting Divorced, 18 November 1911 (C1790)

  • Industrial Malingering, 16 March 1912 (C1814)

  • The Treason Trials, 25 March 1912 (C1817)

  • The Titanic: Some Unmentioned Morals, 14 May 1912 (C1823); 22 May 1912 (C1827)

  • Hymn Singing, 26 October 1912 (C1842)

  • Suffrage and Martyrdom, 19 June 1913 (C1900)

  • Morality and the Theatre, 8 November 1913 (C1915); 15 November 1913 (C1917)

  • The Madness of This War, 1 August 1914 (C1948)

  • Call You This Discipline? 26 November 1914 (C1965)

  • Suppressed by The Times, 26 November 1914 (C1966)

  • “Insensate Malice”, 29 November 1914 (C1969)

  • “The Pro-Germanism of Bernard Shaw”, 7 December 1914 (C1972)

  • The Value of Neutrality, 27 February 1915 (C1991)

  • The Need for Criticism, 16 July 1915 (C2008)

  • Illusions of War, 6 November 1915 (C2023)

  • American Preparedness, December 1915 (C2028)

  • The Case against Chesterton, 10 June 1916 (C2069); 24 June 1916 (C2073); 22 July 1916 (C2084)

  • Shaw’s Jesus, 17 June 1916 (C2071)

  • “I Have Nothing to Withdraw”, 25 October 1916 (C2094)

  • Democracy’s Salute to Freed Russia, 5 April 1917 (C2122)

  • Playwrights’ Texts, 25 October 1917 (C2148)

  • Luther and the Fabians, 9 November 1917 (C2151)

  • The Dominie—New Style, November 1918 (C2185)

  • “The Croaking Raven Doth Bellow for Revenge”, 21 November 1918 (C2187)

  • Bury the Hatchet, 3 February 1919 (C2202)

  • Sitting on Our Spurs, 19 February 1919 (C2205)

  • The League of Nations, 15 April 1919 (C2212)

  • Epstein’s Christ, 20 March 1920 (C2279)

  • The Blushing Barrister, 28 January 1921 (C2315)

  • Improving London, January 1923 (C2433)

  • State Recognition of Betting, 17 April 1923 (C2451)

  • Eve’s “Repugnance”, 5 April 1924 (C2493)

  • A Shavian Explanation, 6 December 1924 (C2530) [End Page 14]

  • Our “Communists”, 12 June 1925 (C2552)

  • Theatre Applause, 6 February 1926 (C2584)

  • Not a Film Snob, 25 February 1926 (C2585)

  • “Blind Leaders of the Blind”, 17 August 1926 (C2607)

  • “Mr. Shaw Offended”, 17 August 1926 (C2608)

  • Not a Black Shirt, 26 November 1927 (C2679)

  • The Press, 23 March 1928 (C2710)

  • Thames Bridges, 3 May 1928 (C2715)

  • Do Apes Make War? 29 May 1928 (C2725)

  • Where Are the Dead? 6 June 1928 (C2727)

  • Relics, 24 March 1929 (C2782)

  • Why Not Invite Trotsky? 26 July 1929 (C2795)

  • Democracy and the Soviet System, 13 August 1931 (C2918); 20 August 1931 (C2920)

  • Moral Detachment, 12 December 1931 (C2935)

  • A Lesson in the “Obvious”, 1 May 1932 (C2949)

  • Not Hypnotised by Stalin, 25 June 1932 (C2959)

  • The Peace Letter, 24 August 1933 (C3007)

  • The Menace of Japan, 17 October 1933 (C3012)

  • B.B.C. Pronunciation, 2 January 1934 (C3030); 25 January 1934 (C3034)

  • The Coronation, 22 May 1937 (C3194)

  • Punishment by Flogging, 21 February 1938 (C3237); 2 March 1938 (C3240); 3 March 1938 (C3241)

  • A National Theatre, 13 June 1938 (C3254)

  • News at Ten, 7 July 1938 (C3258)

  • Theatres in Time of War, 5 September 1939 (C3326)

  • Poland and Russia, 20 September 1939 (C3328)

  • Neville Chamberlain’s Reply to Hitler, 11 October 1939 (C3331)

  • Ballet for the Troops on Leave, 6 February 1940 (C3359)

  • Guilty or Not Guilty, 10 February 1940 (C3361); 2 March 1940 (C3363). The anonymous reviewer of Alfred Douglas’s Oscar Wilde: A Summing Up was Harold Child, a leader-writer for The Times.

  • Intellectuals and Russo-Finnish Disaster, 14 March 1940 (C3364)

  • Defence of Authors, 26 February 1941 (C3398)

  • Bombing of Cities, 28 April 1941 (C3406)

  • Shaw’s Mistake, 5 July 1941 (C3419)

  • From the Führer’s Mouth, 11 October 1941 (C3433)

  • Musical Instruments, 25 April 1942 (C3445)

  • Vansittartitis, 11 September 1942 (C3452)

  • English Usage, 28 December 1942 (C3463)

  • On War and Conscientious Objectors, March 1944 (C3516)

  • Bringing Up the Child, 21 July 1944 (C3532)

  • Sentence of Death, 5 March 1945 (C3579) [End Page 15]

  • The Atomic Bomb, 20 August 1945 (C3605)

  • The God of Bernard Shaw, 30 June 1946 (C3655)

  • Broadcasting a Bullfight, 22 July 1947 (C3743)

  • “Marxism Reviewed”, 16 August 1947 (C3749)

  • Westminster Abbey, 30 October 1947 (C3759)

  • Capital Punishment, 5 December 1947 (C3766)

  • Cheap Jack, 21 March 1948 (C3790)

  • Rebuilding Babel, 19 August 1948 (C3810); 30 August 1948 (C3811)

  • The Author’s Gamble, 18 January 1949 (C3838)

  • “Guest Citizens” of Britain, 26 April 1949 (C3854)

  • The Leisure Incentive, 29 October 1949 (C3876)

  • Atomic Warfare, 24 December 1949 (C3893)

  • Shaw on Prayers, 5 February 1950 (C3899)

  • The Watch Story, 26 March 1950 (C3903)

  • 75 Years After, 19 May 1950 (C3915)

A317    THE DIARIES    1986

Bernard Shaw: The Diaries | 1885–1897 | With early autobiographical notebooks | and diaries, and an abortive 1917 diary | Volume I [II] | Edited & annotated by | Stanley Weintraub | Transliterated by Stanley Rypins, with additional | transliterations by Blanche Patch, | Barbara Smoker, Louise Goldschmidt, John Wardrop, Ray Weintraub, and Suzanne Wills | THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS | UNIVERSITY PARK AND LONDON

(22.7 x 15 cm): Volume I: [unsigned: 1–2 16 38 4–2216]. Volume II: [unsigned: 1–216 38 4–1616 174 18–1916].

Volume I: [i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] dedication, copyright notices, LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, and reservation of rights; [v–vi] contents; [1]-19 “Bernard Shaw, Diarist: An Introduction”; [20]-24 “Early Diary Fragments”; [25]-36 “Notes, 1875–1887”; [37]-51 “Diary 1880”; [52]-682 text of diaries 1885–1890.

Volume II: [i–iv] uniform with Volume I; [683]-1170 text of diaries 1891–1897; [1171]-1173 “G.B.S. Confesses. A Day in the Life of the Busy Critic, Novelist, Playwright, and Socialist” (spoof diary, drafted by Shaw, of a typical day; see C1361); [1174]-1178 diary fragment, 1917; [1179]-1180 acknowledgments; [1181]-1241 index; [1242] blank; [1243–1244] blank leaf.

Grey cloth, lettered in metallic green on spine: WEINTRAUB | [downward in two lines with decorative capitals] Bernard Shaw | [downward in two lines] [End Page 16] THE DIARIES 1885–1897 | Volume I [II] | PENN | STATE ; edges trimmed. The “Shaw clock” reproduced on the dust-wrapper was first published in the Daily Mail, 2 April 1901, identified in Volume II, p. [1171].

Published 1 July 1986. Two-volume set, $75. 2082 copies. The copies exported to England contained no distinguishing marks. £90.

Issued simultaneously:

Bernard Shaw Diaries 1885–1897 | with earlier and later fragments | (facsimile)

The issue, “to accompany the transliterated and annotated edition”, consisted of 21 microfiche stiff “cards” of negative film stock, 10 x 15 cm, reproducing the full manuscript volumes of Shaw’s 1885–1897 diaries, plus some earlier and later fragments. The title, copyright notice, sources of the diaries and fragments, and publisher’s imprint are reproduced in the top left frame of each “card”, an enlarged photocopy (27.8 x 21.5 cm) of which was supplied. Each of the ‘fiches was inserted in an open-topped white envelope-case, rubber-stamped “PENN STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS | 215 WAGNER BUILDING | UNIVERSITY PARK, PA 16802”.

Published 1 July 1986. $75. The publisher reports that the number of sets issued was a little over 100.


BERNARD SHAW’S | LETTERS TO | SIEGFRIED TREBITSCH | [decoration] |Edited by Samuel A. Weiss | Stanford University Press 1986 | Stanford, California

(22.9 x 14.9 cm): [unsigned: 1–1616].

[i] half-title; [ii] frontispiece portrait; [iii] title; [iv] notice of financial subsidy, publisher’s address, copyright notices, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, and notice that “CIP” data will be found “at the end of the book”; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; [vii]-xi preface; [xii] blank; [xiii] contents; [xiv] blank; [xv]-xvi list of illustrations; [xvii] list of abbreviations; [xviii] blank; [1] divisional fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-470 text; [471] epilogue; [472] blank; [473]-494 index; 494 [at foot] LC cataloging in publication data. Frontispiece portrait by Frederick H. Evans on p. [2]; ten half-tone photographs and five line illustrations on text leaves. [End Page 17]

Blue cloth, lettered within vertical single-rule panel in gilt on spine: Weiss |[downward, in three lines] BERNARD SHAW’S | LETTERS TO | SIEGFRIED TREBITSCH | Stanford

Published 31 July 1986. $45.00. 1250 copies.

The volume contains 531 pieces of correspondence from Shaw to Trebitsch, and eighteen from Trebitsch to Shaw.

A319    COLLECTED LETTERS 1926–1950    1988

a. First edition, American issue:

BERNARD SHAW | [rule] | Collected Letters 1926–1950 | [rule] | EDITED BY DAN H. LAURENCE | [publisher’s device] | VIKING

(23.3 x 15.2 cm): perfect binding.

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] publisher’s addresses, publication date, copyright notices and reservation of rights, LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN codes for all four volumes of the edition, imprint “Printed in the United States of America by | Haddon Craftsmen, Scranton, Pennsylvania”; warning against unauthorized publication in any form and by any means. Frontispiece portrait (1931), sixteen pages of half-tone plates inserted in four groupings, and five line illustrations on text leaves.

Brown simulated-cloth paper boards, lettered in gilt on spine: [decoration] | BERNARD | SHAW |Collected | Letters | 1926–1950 | [decoration] | DAN H. | LAURENCE | [rule] | VIKING | [rule] ; edges trimmed.

Published 2 June 1988. $45. 6000 copies, of which 3000 were exported for the English issue. Approximately twenty-five copies of uncorrected page proofs (21.2 x 13.7 cm) were distributed to reviewers, cased in blue stiff paper wrappers with white-paper lining, cut flush, lettered in black on upper wrapper as on title (omitting publisher’s device and imprint), with notice in uniform capitals at foot, within single-rule frame: PUB. DATE [in ink: 5/88] PRICE [in ink: $45.00] | UNREVISED AND UNPUBLISHED PROOFS. CONFIDENTIAL. | PLEASE DO NOT QUOTE FOR PUBLICATION UNTIL VERIFIED | WITH FINISHED BOOK. THIS COPY IS NOT FOR | DISTRIBUTION TO THE PUBLIC. | [inset in bottom rule of frame] VIKING; lettered downward in black on spine; Laurence Bernard Shaw Collected Letters 1926–1950 VIKING ; edges trimmed; fly-leaf inserted [End Page 18] at front with dust-wrapper blurb, biographical note of editor, and imprint: Spring 1988 Publication | ISBN [code] ; lacks index.

The volume contains 739 letters to 342 correspondents, plus a statement on Sacco and Vanzetti, 1927 (C2646), a letter to the press, “Bernard Shaw on Mussolini: a Defence”, 1927 (C2632), and Shaw’s seventy-fifth birthday address in Moscow, re-translated from the Russian by Stephen E. Wilhite, from Pravda, 1931 (C2913).

b. First edition, English issue:

The issue consists of imported sheets, uniform with American edition except for substitution of English publisher’s imprint on title: “[publisher’s device] | MAX REINHARDT | LONDON”, and revisions and repositioning on copyright page, including BL cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, publisher’s address, printer’s imprint “Set in Monotype Ehrhardt | by Gloucester Typesetting Services, Great Britain”, and publication date.

Binding uniform with A314a except for substitution of “REINHARDT” imprint at foot of spine.

Published 2 June 1988. £30. 3000 copies.


a. First edition:

BERNARD SHAW | ON | PHOTOGRAPHY | [rule] | Edited and with an Introduction by | BILL JAY | and | MARGARET MOORE | Foreword by | MICHAEL HOLROYD | [publisher’s device of Gibbs Smith] | PEREGRINE SMITH BOOKS | SALT LAKE CITY

(22.8 x 15.2 cm): perfect binding.

[i] fly-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] imprint “First edition”, copyright notices and reservation of rights, publisher’s address, design credit, photographic credit (erroneous) to G. C. Beresford for dust-wrapper photographs (which are by Alfred Eisenstaedt, correctly credited on the wrapper), imprint “Manufactured in the United States of America”, notice of standard of paper, and LC cataloging in publication data; [v–vi] contents; vii–ix foreword by Michael Holroyd; [x] blank; xi–xix preface; [xx] blank; xxi acknowledgments; [xxii] blank; [1] sectional fly-leaf; [2] epigraph; [End Page 19] 3–46 “Bernard Shaw and Photography” by the editors; [47] sectional fly-leaf; [48] blank; 49–118 Shaw texts; 119–123 appendices: selected chronology and list of collections containing photographs by Shaw; 124–136 glossary; 137–142 selected bibliography; 143–146 index. Seven illustrations on text leaves; twenty leaves of illustrations, in two gatherings of sixteen and four leaves, inserted between pages 50–51 and 82–83.

Rust half cloth, beige cloth sides, lettered in black on upper cover: BERNARD SHAW , beneath which is a black-stamped panel through which “ON PHOTOGRAPHY” appears in cloth colour; lettered in black on spine: [downward] BILL JAY | AND | MARGARET | MOORE | BERNARD SHAW ON PHOTOGRAPHY | [publisher’s device of Gibbs Smith at foot] ; black end-papers; edges trimmed.

Published 22 May 1989. $19.95. 4000 copies.


All the Shaw writings are collected for the first time.

  • Photographic Impostures, 12 October 1887 (C363)

  • Abracadabra Photography, 17 October 1888 (C491)

  • Mr. G. Bernard Shaw on the Art Claims of Photography [L], 7 September 1900 (C1344)

  • The Exhibitions, 11 and 18 October 1901 (C1375)

  • George Bernard Shaw on the Use of Orthochromatic Films and Screens [L], 14 August 1902 (C1400)

  • The Unmechanicalness of Photography. An Introduction to the London Photographic Exhibitions, 9 October 1902 (C1407)

  • Some Criticisms of the Exhibitions. The “Life Study”, “The Fuzzygraph”, and “The Under-Exposed”, 16 October 1902 (C1408)

  • Evans—An Appreciation, October 1903 (C1428)

  • Preface, Photographs by Mr. Alvin Langdon Coburn, 2 February 1906 (B36; C1518)

  • Mr. George Bernard Shaw on the Foregoing Article, 29 January 1907 (C1572)

  • George Bernard Shaw Improvises at the Salon. Photography in Its Relation to Modern Art (abridged VR of a talk), 26 October 1909 (C1712)

  • Education and the Cinematograph, 18 June 1914 (extract) (C1938) [End Page 20]

Several persons in the two groups of photographs selected by the editors are unidentified. In the first gathering, fifth photo, Charlotte Shaw is at front left; in the eighth photo, Lillah McCarthy; in the twenty-second, Albert Kilsby is the chauffeur repairing the car. In the second gathering, second photo, the child is Richard Gregory (the date should be 1915); in the fourth and fifth photos, Charlotte Shaw; in the sixth photo, Mrs. John Galsworthy. The woman on the lower side of the dust-wrapper is Lillah McCarthy.

b. First English edition:

(23.3 x 15.4 cm).

Contents uniform with first edition except for “Equation” logo of Thorsons Publishing Group Ltd. at foot of title; British cataloging in publication data and imprint “Printed and Bound in Great Britain by | Butler & Tanner Limited, Frome, Somerset” on copyright page; canary-yellow end-papers; black cloth lettered in gilt on spine identically with first edition except for “Equation” logo at foot. Photographs inserted in two gatherings of eight and twelve leaves between pages 42–43 and 74–75.

Published in September 1989. £12.95. 3000 copies.


Bernard Shaw | on the | London Art Scene | 1885 [decorative hyphen] 1950 | Edited with an Introduction | by | Stanley Weintraub | THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY PRESS | University Park and London

(22.8 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–1316 148 15–1616].

[i] half-title; [ii] illustration of T. B. Wirgman’s “Peace with Honour” (Victoria and Disraeli), 1886; [iii] title; [iv] LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, copyright notices, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; [vii]-xii contents; [1]-44 introduction: “In the Victorian Picture Galleries”; [45] fly-title; [46] blank; [47]-457 text; [458] blank; [459]-460 “Victorian Pictures: A Select Source List”; [461] acknowledgments; [462] blank; [463]-482 index; [483–484] blank leaf. [End Page 21]

Grey cloth with metallic glints, lettered in metallic pink: WEINTRAUB | [downward in two lines] Bernard Shaw on the London Art Scene 1885 [decorative hyphen] 1950 | PENN | STATE ; edges trimmed.

Published on 22 December 1989. $50. 1025 copies.


The volume contains 181 pieces of art criticism contributed to newspapers, journals, art catalogues, and memoirs, or written as private letters, two-thirds of which appeared between 1886 and 1893 in The World, captioned “In the Picture-Galleries”, as extended notices signed “G.B.S.”, or as brief paragraphs (rarely identified as to authorship) in the weekly news commentaries under the general heading “What the World Says”.

The following materials are published for the first time:

Pictures: A Shavian Preface (BL 50664)

   Draft preface for an aborted volume in the Collected Edition, 1947.

Art and Society (“Lecture on Art”—Bedford), (BL 50702)

  Untitled manuscript, captioned “Lecture on Art”, read to the Bedford Debating Society, 10 December 1885.

[Pursuing Holbein’s Madonna] (HRC)

  Draft article, in a pocket notebook, Darmstadt, 17 July 1894.


  The first two paragraphs extracted from a then-unpublished preface to a contemplated French edition of Peace Conference Hints (1919), mistakenly identified as from a non-existent French edition of Common Sense about the War. Later published in full (1995) in Complete Prefaces, Vol. II. See also Suppl., A327: “What I Said in the Great War”.

  • Collected for the first time:

  • Art Corner, June 1885 (C114)

  • The French Gallery and Messrs. Tooth’s, December 1885 (C174)

  • The Institute of Painters in Oil Colours, 5 December 1885 (C175)

  • [John Millais after Pre-Raphaelitism], February 1886 (C197)

  • [Landscapes and Meissoniers], 10 February 1886 (C199)

  • [English Contemporaries], 17 February 1886 (C202)

  • [English Impressionists and French Traditionalists], March 1886 (C207)

  • [The Teesdale Collection; Art and Socialism], 17 March 1886 (C210)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Holman Hunt Exhibition, 24 March 1886 (C211)

  • [A Bavarian Collection], 24 March 1886 (C211a) [End Page 22]

  • [Minor Picture Shows], 31 March 1886 (C213)

  • [Etchings, Engravings, and Oils], 7 April 1886 (C215)

  • [The Graham Collection; Tristram Ellis], 14 April 1886 (C218)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Royal Institute, 21 April 1886 (C219)

  • The Spring Exhibitions, 28 April 1886 (C220)

  • [Pre-Raphaelite Art: Rossetti and Holman Hunt], May 1886 (C223)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Academy and the Grosvenor, 5 May 1886 (C225)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Grosvenor (Second Notice), 12 May 1886 (C227)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Water-Colour and Other Art Shows, 19 May 1886 (C229)

  • [Tissot], 2 June 1886 (C233)

  • [Marine Painting], 9 June 1886 (C234)

  • [Engravings and Watercolors], 30 June 1886 (C239)

  • Morris on the Aims of Art, 3 July 1886 (C240)

  • [Bouguereau and Turner], 21 July 1886 (C242)

  • The Reynolds of the North, 23 September 1886 (C257)

  • [Frederick Leighton’s Fresco “The Arts of Peace”], October 1886 (C258)

  • [New Pictures in Old Bond Street], 13 October 1886 (C260)

  • [Van Beers and Other Forgeries], 20 October 1886 (C261)

  • [Drawings and Watercolors], 27 October 1886 (C262)

  • [Millais, Moreau, and Others], 3 November 1886 (C263)

  • [Unfashionable Exhibitions], 17 November 1886 (C267)

  • [Black and White], 24 November 1886 (C270)

  • [Copley Fielding], 1 December 1886 (C271)

  • In the Picture-Galleries, 8 December 1886 (C272)

  • [Watercolors and Pastels], 15 December 1886 (C273)

  • [The Hanover and Burlington Galleries], 22 December 1886 (C276)

  • [Art in 1886], 3 January 1887 (C278)

  • [MacWhirter and Macbeth], 19 January 1887 (C281)

  • [The Queen, Larger than Life Size], 26 January 1887 (C282)

  • [Miscellany], 2 February 1887 (C285)

  • [Mountains and Water], 9 February 1887 (C287)

  • [The Nineteenth-Century Art Society and the Goupil Gallery], 16 February 1887 (C288)

  • [Mr. Fahey’s Modesty], 23 February 1887 (C290)

  • [Campotosto, Alken, and Haig], 2 March 1887 (C292)

  • Spring Picture Exhibitions, 23 March 1887 (C296)

  • [Landscapes], 6 April 1887 (C303)

  • Picture Shows, 13 April 1887 (C307)

  • In the Picture-Galleries, 20 April 1887 (C309)

  • In the Picture-Galleries, 27 April 1887 (C311)

  • At the Academy, 4 May 1887 (C314)

  • The Grosvenor Gallery, 11 May 1887 (C317) [End Page 23]

  • [Pictures, Foreign and Domestic], 8 June 1887 (C323)

  • [Watercolors and Drawings], 22 June 1887 (C327)

  • [Americans and Others], 6 July 1887 (C331)

  • [Du Maurier, Moore, Menpes, and Wyllie], 13 July 1887 (C333)

  • [Painting and Pottery], 20 July 1887 (C340)

  • [Robertson and Campbell], 27 July 1887 (C344)

  • [English Sculptors and Continental Painters], 7 September 1887 (C354)

  • Notes by Ignotus, 8 October 1887 (C360)

  • [Vassili Verestchagin’s Realism], 12 October 1887 (C363)

  • [Harry Furniss’s Drawings], 19 October 1887 (C366)

  • [Watercolors], 26 October 1887 (C367)

  • Winter Art Exhibitions, 2 November 1887 (C370)

  • [French Influences], 23 November 1887 (C376)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Royal Institute and the British Artists, 30 November 1887 (C378)

  • [The Royal Water-Colour Society], 7 December 1887 (C382)

  • [The Goupil and Fine Art Society Galleries], 21 December 1887 (C384)

  • [British and Other Old Masters], 4 January 1888 (C386)

  • [Monticelli and Mosaics], 11 January 1888 (C388)

  • [Clara Montalba and David Law], 8 February 1888 (C401)

  • [The Nineteenth-Century Art Gallery], 22 February 1888 (C406)

  • [Bruce Joy and Anthony Ludovici], 29 February 1888 (C408)

  • The New Galleries at the British Museum, 6 March 1888 (C410)

  • [Millais and Birket Foster], 21 March 1888 (C414)

  • Occident and Orient, 27 March 1888 (C416)

  • The French Gallery and Fontainebleau, 28 March 1888 (C418)

  • [Watercolors], 4 April 1888 (C421)

  • New English Art, 9 April 1888 (C422)

  • [The] New English Art [Club], 11 April 1888 (C423)

  • [Old-Fashioned New Art], 25 April 1888 (C429)

  • [John Haynes Williams], World, 25 April 1888 (NIL) (Suppl., C429a)

  • [The Royal Academy Spring Exhibition], 1 May 1888 (C433) [attributed by Rypins; negatived by DHL]

  • [Sculpture and Etchings], 2 May 1888 (C434)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Grosvenor—Meissonier—Press Day at the Academy, 2 May 1888 (C435)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Academy—the British Artists, 9 May 1888 (C437)

  • [Thomas Bush Hardy], 16 May 1888 (C440)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The New Gallery—The Kakemonos in Bond Street, 16 May 1888 (C441)

  • [Bucknall’s Surrey Landscapes], 23 May 1888 (C443)

  • [Falero’s “Nightmare”], 30 May 1888 (C445)

  • [Old Masters], 13 June 1888 (C450) [End Page 24]

  • [Maris, Abbey, and Others], 20 June 1888 (C452)

  • [Gardner and Tuxen], 27 June 1888 (C457)

  • [Lowes Cato Dickinson, Portraitist], 11 July 1888 (C465)

  • [Wreckage from the Salon], 19 September 1888 (C482)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Arts and Crafts, 3 October 1888 (C487)

  • Victorian Sculpture, Continental Pictures, 10 October 1888 (C489)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Pastels at the Grosvenor, etc., 24 October 1888 (C492)

  • [Minor Exhibitions], 31 October 1888 (C494)

  • [629 Pictures], 7 November 1888 (C497)

  • [Four Galleries], 14 November 1888 (C502)

  • [Arts and Crafts; Black-and-White], 21 November 1888 (C504)

  • [The RSBA Without Whistler; Cobden-Sanderson on Bookbinding], 28 November 1888 (C507)

  • Last Lecture at the Craneries. Walter Crane as a “Lightning Sketcher”—The Exhibition Has Paid Its Way, 30 November 1888 (C508)

  • [Watercolors], 5 December 1888 (C513)

  • [Conrad Beckmann; Sutton Palmer], 12 December 1888 (C517)

  • [Stuarts], 2 January 1889 (C523)

  • [English, Dutch, and French Masters], 9 January 1889 (C525)

  • [Wyllie’s “Queen’s Navy” Sketches], 16 January 1889 (C526)

  • [British Art, 1737–1837], 23 January 1889 (C530)

  • [Mortimer Menpes], 30 January 1889 (C532)

  • [Landscapes], 13 February 1889 (C535)

  • [Bond Street], 27 February 1889 (C543)

  • [Stuarts], 6 March 1889 (C547)

  • [Haden’s Etchings; Cattermole’s Histories], 13 March 1889 (C549)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Royal Institute—French Gallery—Tooth’s—M’Lean’s—Gainsborough Gallery, 20 March 1889 (C552)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Romanticists at Dowdeswell’s—British Artists—Lady Artists—Hanover Gallery—and Others, 3 April 1889 (C557)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The New English Art Club—Monet at the Goupil Gallery, 24 April 1889 (C562)

  • [The Royal Water-Colour Society], 1 May 1889 (C567)

  • In the Picture-Galleries, 8 May 1889 (C570)

  • [Minor Exhibitions], 22 May 1889 (C576)

  • [Flowers and Horses], 5 June 1889 (C583)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Humourists at the Institute—Dowdeswell’s, Etc., 12 June 1889 (C590)

  • [Four Exhibitions], 19 June 1889 (C596)

  • [Rejected Art], 26 June 1889 (C598)

  • [Wores and Roussoff], 3 July 1889 (C601)

  • [Herbert Ward’s Africa], 24 July 1889 (C609) [End Page 25]

  • In the Picture-Galleries: The Arts and Crafts—The Old Water-Colour Society, 9 October 1889 (C634)

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Pastels at the Grosvenor, 23 October 1889 (C639)

  • [The Old English School], 30 October 1889 (C641)

  • [Resignation], 18 December 1889 (C666) [includes abridged G.B.S. letter to editor of The Star]

  • In the Picture-Galleries: Old Masters at the Academy, 8 January 1890 (C672)

  • Greater Than Da Vinci? 20 March 1890 (C698)

  • The New English Art Club, 3 April 1890 (C702)

  • New Wine from An Old Bottle, 10 April 1890 (C704)

  • In the Picture-Galleries, 17 April 1890 (C707)

  • England’s Prestige in Art, 24 April 1890 (C711)

  • Among the Pictures, 8 May 1890 (C717)

  • Young Art at the Grosvenor, 15 May 1890 (C720)

  • The New Gallery and Some Minor Shows, 22 May 1890 (C723)

  • [Grosvenor and Rabelais], World, 22 October 1890 (NIL) (Suppl., C753a)

  • [Dunthorne’s, Dowdeswell’s, and McLean’s], 5 November 1890 (C758)

  • J. M. Strudwick, April 1891 (C787)

  • The Royal Academy: First Notice, 3 May 1891 (C793)

  • Punch’s Jubilee, 14 July 1891 (C805)

  • [Nudity and Nakedness in Art], 8 March and 14 March 1892 private letters to Evacustus Phipson, Jr [misreading of “Esq”]. (NIL)

  • Pictures at the People’s Palace, 18 August 1892 (C880)

  • The Dudley Gallery, 21 November 1892 (C904)

  • [The Spitzer Collection], 15 March 1893 (C935)

  • [Fine Art Society; RA Prizes], 13 December 1893 (C990)

  • A Degenerate’s View of Nordau, 27 July 1895 (C1086)

  • Must Peterborough Perish? 2 January 1897 (C1181); signed “Architect”

  • Madox Brown, Watts, and Ibsen, 13 March 1897 (C1197)

  • Delacroix [L], 14 December 1907 (C1623)

  • The Picture or the Baby? What Mr. G. B. Shaw and Mr. Wells Would Do. Art v. Humanity, 3 October 1912 (C1838)

  • [The Lane Collection], 30 November 1912 (C1849)

  • Mr. Roger Fry’s [Art] Criticism [L], 15 February 1913 (C1859)

  • Mr. Roger Fry’s Criticism [2nd L.], 1 March 1913 (C1861)

  • Rodin’s Bourgeois, 31 May 1913 (C1893)

  • Walter Crane, 20 March 1915 (C1997)

  • The Ugliest Statue in London [L], 31 May 1919 (C2221)

  • Shaw Would Destroy All 20-Year Buildings, 29 February 1920 (C2275)

  • Epstein’s Christ, 20 March 1920 (C2279)

  • [Ugly Public Buildings] [L], January 1923 (C2433) [End Page 26]

  • Scene-Painting, statement in Joseph Harker, Studio and Stage, 1924 (B136)

  • Mr. Epstein’s Panel [L], 17 June 1925 (C2554)

  • Is the Albert Memorial a Thing of Beauty? Creator of Rima Laughs, 4 February 1927 (C2633)

  • Thames Bridges [L], 3 May 1928 (C2715)

  • [Mr. Shaw on Dear Pictures], leaflet: Note on a “Woolworth” exhibition of pictures, 1929 (A194)

  • Mr. Shaw’s Retort. Advice to Mr. Nevinson. Sell Paintings by the Foot. “No Good Artist is a Gentleman.” By G. Bernard Shaw in an interview last night with Charles Graves, 25 September 1929 (C2807)

  • [Troubetzkoy’s Sculpture], prefatory note in exhibition catalogue of Sculpture by Prince Paul Troubetzkoy, 1931 (B206)

  • [Walter Crane II], “Bernard Shaw’s Appreciation [of Walter Crane]” from pamphlet, May Day Demonstration, Sunday, 2nd May, 1937 (B265)

  • [Baalbek Architecture], “Foreword” to MARS Group, New Architecture exhibition catalogue, 1938 (B275)

  • [The Economics of Art] [L], 20 January and 29 January 1940 (C3355/C3357)

  • Esthetic Science, Design ‘46 exhibition catalogue, 1946 (B307)

  • Art Workers and the State, 26 April 1947 (C3722)

  • [Art and Socialism], April–June 1948 (C3795)


BERNARD SHAW’S | BOOK REVIEWS | Originally Published | in the | PALL MALL GAZETTE | from 1885 to 1888 | Edited and with an Introduction | by | Brian Tyson | The Pennsylvania State University Press | University Park and London

(22.7 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–1516 168 1716].

[1–2] blank; [i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notice, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, policy on use of acid-free paper, and LC cataloging in publication data; [v]-viii contents; [ix] acknowledgments; [x] blank; [1]-16 introduction; [17] fly-title; [18] blank; [19]-463 text; [464] blank; [465]-511 index; [512] blank; [513–516] blank leaves. Five illustrations on text leaves, reproduced from originals in the Pall Mall Gazette.

Grey cloth, lettered on the spine in blue, in what the publisher reports as “Odd Metallic”, General Roll Leaf No. 53 foil: TYSON | [downward] [End Page 27] BERNARD SHAW’S BOOK REVIEWS | [publisher’s device] | PENN | STATE | PRESS ; edges trimmed.

Published 7 August 1991. $65. 1009 copies.


The volume contains 111 critical notices published in the Pall Mall Gazette between 16 May 1885 and 26 December 1888.

  • Trajan, 16 May 1885 (C111)

  • Via Cornwall to Cairo, 4 June 1885 (C115)

  • A Regular Pickle, 27 June 1885 (C122)

  • Two Novels of Modern Society, 15 July 1885 (C127)

  • Cobbett’s Rural Rides, 27 July 1885 (C130)

  • Folk Lore, English and Scotch, 25 August 1885 (C137)

  • Ghost Stories, 3 September 1885 (C140)

  • Physical Expression, 17 September 1885 (C144)

  • A Handbook of Physiognomy, 23 September 1885 (C147)

  • Andromeda; or, A Castle in the Air, 9 October 1885 (C151)

  • History from a Genteel Point of View, 21 October 1885 (C154)

  • Thereby, 27 October 1885 (C156)

  • Memoirs of an Old-Fashioned Physician, 25 November 1885 (C170)

  • Salad for the Solitary and the Social, 28 November 1885 (C172)

  • A Strange Voyage, 5 December 1885 (C177)

  • A Novel by Mr. Julian Hawthorne, 30 December 1885 (C182)

  • The Truth About Shakspeare, 7 January 1886 (C187)

  • Oaks and Birches, 7 January 1886 (C188)

  • Grove’s Dictionary of Music, 15 January 1886 (C189)

  • What is a Girl to Do? 18 January 1886 (C190)

  • Music Study in Germany, 19 January 1886 (C191)

  • Small Talk for Scotch Historians, 21 January 1886 (C192)

  • A Scotland Yard for Spectres, 23 January 1886 (C193)

  • Ouida’s Latest Novel, 25 January 1886 (C194)

  • Cagliostro Redivivus, 8 February 1886 (C198)

  • Principles of Singing, 13 February 1886 (C201)

  • Mr. Rockstro’s History of Music, 24 February 1886 (C205)

  • John Hullah, 3 March 1886 (C208)

  • An Audacious Novel, 9 April 1886 (C216)

  • Two Insidious Volumes, 30 April 1886 (C222) [End Page 28]

  • The History of a Week, 14 May 1886 (C228)

  • Stanley Jevons: His Letters and Journal, 29 May 1886 (C231)

  • Mr. Laurence Oliphant’s New Novel, 16 June 1886 (C235)

  • Two Clever Novels, 28 June 1886 (C238)

  • Memoirs of a Famous Fiddler, 5 July 1886 (C241)

  • A Book for Orators and Singers, 26 July 1886 (C243)

  • A Handbook of Human Error, 28 July 1886 (C244)

  • Principles of Expression in Pianoforte Playing, 31 July 1886 (C245)

  • Some Miscellaneous Literature, 7 August 1886 (C248)

  • A Romance by Mr. Richard Dowling, 9 August 1886 (C249)

  • A Brace of Novels, 20 August 1886 (C250)

  • Mr. Norris’s Friend Jim, 2 September 1886 (C252)

  • Vendetta! 11 September 1886 (C254)

  • A Book on Ireland and Imperial Federation, 15 September 1886 (C255)

  • A New Novel by Mr. Wilkie Collins, 18 September 1886 (C256)

  • The Reynolds of the North, 23 September 1886 (C257)

  • Ideal London, 5 October 1886 (C259)

  • A Volume on Voice Training, 12 November 1886 (C265)

  • The Year of Jubilee, 16 November 1886 (C266)

  • A Science of Ghosts, 24 November 1886 (C269)

  • Some of Mr. Gurney’s Ghost Stories, 16 December 1886 (C274)

  • Oxford Memories, 21 December 1886 (C275)

  • Fifty-five Guineas Reward, 29 December 1886 (C277)

  • A Life of Madame Blavatsky, 6 January 1887 (C279)

  • Something Like a History of Music, 11 January 1887 (C280)

  • From Mozart to Mario, 2 February 1887 (C284)

  • A Son of Hagar, 3 February 1887 (C286)

  • First Nights at Second Hand, 28 February 1887 (C291)

  • Literary and Art Notes, 25 March 1887 (C297)

  • A New Novel by Bertha Thomas, 30 March 1887 (C298)

  • The World Below, 6 April 1887 (C302)

  • Mr. William Black’s New Novel, 7 April 1887 (C304)

  • Two Books for Musical People, 13 April 1887 (C306)

  • Wellerisms (By the Rev. C. W. Stiggins, Junr., of Box Hill), 15 April 1887 (C308)

  • The Copper Queen, 5 May 1887 (C315)

  • Wagner on Orchestral Conducting, 28 May 1887 (C319)

  • Darwin Denounced, 31 May 1887 (C320)

  • An Autobiography from the Kitchen, By an English Mistress, 9 June 1887 (C324)

  • Poets’ Corner, 25 June 1887 (C328)

  • Ouida’s Successor, 29 June 1887 (C329) [End Page 29]

  • In Five Acts and in Blank Verse, 14 July 1887 (C334)

  • A Runaway from Civilization, 15 July 1887 (C336)

  • Mr. George Moore’s New Novel, 19 July 1887 (C338)

  • Lord Lytton’s Latest, 20 July 1887 (C339)

  • Mr. Proctor’s Chance and Luck, By an Inveterate Gambler, 26 July 1887 (C343)

  • The Late Philip Bourke Marston Sentimentalized by a Friend, 25 August 1887 (C348)

  • Spiritualism Extraordinary! By a Firm Believer, 6 September 1887 (C353)

  • Professor Sidgwick and Mr. Belfort Bax, 26 September 1887 (C356)

  • A Couple of Novels, 28 September 1887 (C357)

  • Realism, Real and Unreal, 29 September 1887 (C358)

  • An Author’s Almsgiving in Kind, 8 October 1887 (C361)

  • Some Books About Music, 12 October 1887 (C362)

  • Wanted, An English Journal of Economics! 18 October 1887 (C365)

  • Mr. Besant’s Literary Paradise, From a Socialist’s Point of View, 12 November 1887 (C372)

  • Old Stories in New Novels, 23 November 1887 (C375)

  • Books for Christmas—II, 29 November 1887 (C377)

  • Tertium Quiddities, 2 December 1887 (C380)

  • A Novelist Born, but Not Yet Made, 5 December 1887 (C381)

  • Some Small Poetry of 1887, 27 December 1887 (C385)

  • Mr. Marion Crawford’s New Novel, 7 January 1888 (C387)

  • Mr. Payn’s Robinsoniad, 12 January 1888 (C389)

  • Mrs. Oliphant’s New Novel, 20 February 1888 (C405)

  • Pine and Palm, 19 March 1888 (C413)

  • Three New Novels, 26 March 1888 (C415)

  • Songs of a Revolutionary Epoch, 16 April 1888 (C425)

  • Mr. Grant Allen’s New Novel, 24 April 1888 (C428)

  • For Freedom, 7 May 1888 (C436)

  • A Novel with a Heroine, 18 May 1888 (C442)

  • A Book of Verses, 11 June 1888 (C448)

  • Four Novels at All the Libraries, 4 July 1888 (C460)

  • Two Unimpressive Pamphlets, 23 July 1888 (C468)

  • A Batch of Books, 26 July 1888 (C471)

  • The Man Who Might Have Averted the French Revolution, 16 August 1888 (C475)

  • Marahuna, 20 August 1888 (C476)

  • Proletarian Literature, 5 September 1888 (C479)

  • A Crib for Home Rulers, 25 September 1888 (C486)

  • Some Poets, 13 October 1888 (C490)

  • Three New Novels, 14 November 1888 (C500)

  • Two New Novels by Mr. Grant Allen, 20 November 1888 (C503) [End Page 30]

  • The Gospel According to St. Jude’s, 26 December 1888 (C520)

  • University Economics, 26 December 1888 (C521)


Letters from Margaret | Correspondence between Bernard Shaw and | Margaret Wheeler | 1944–1950 | EDITED BY | REBECCA SWIFT | Chatto & Windus | LONDON

(20.3 x 13.2 cm): perfect binding.

[i] half-title with cherubs device; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] dedication, publisher’s address, reservation of rights, cataloging in publication notice, ISBN code, copyright notices, credits for quoted passages, acknowledgments of sources, printing information; [v] contents; [vi] acknowledgments; vii–xxi introduction; [xxii–xxiv] “A Note on the Text”; 1–242 text; 243–248 afterword; 249–262 “Martin”, a memoir by Margaret Wheeler’s son; 263–279 “Testimonies” of “Valerie” and “Peggy”. Eight pages of plates inserted between pages 136 and 137 and seven illustrations on text leaves.

Grey paper boards, lettered in gilt downward on spine in two lines (title in script): Letters from Margaret [edited by] Rebecca Swift | [at foot] CHATTO | & | WINDUS ; edges trimmed.

Published 13 November 1992. £13.99. 2500 copies.

The volume contains sixty-six communications of Margaret Wheeler to Shaw and thirty-three of Shaw to Mrs. Wheeler, plus one letter each to Shaw from Margaret Viscountess Rhondda (editor) and M. E. Howarth (assistant editor) of Time and Tide.


SHAW, LADY GREGORY | AND THE ABBEY | A Correspondence and a Record | edited by | Dan H. Laurence | and | Nicholas Grene | [publisher’s device] | COLIN SMYTHE | Gerrards Cross, 1993

(22.8 x 14.9 cm): [unsigned: 1–716 84 916].

[1–2] blank leaf; [i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, reservation of rights, publication date and publisher’s address, BL cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, imprint “Printed and bound in [End Page 31] Great Britain by The Cromwell Press”; [v] contents; [vi] blank; vii-[viii] list of illustrations; ix–xxix introduction; [xxx] blank; xxxi–xxxiii editors’ note; [xxxiv] blank; [xxxv] list of abbreviations; [xxxvi] blank; xxxvii–xliii biographical notes; [xliv] blank; [xlv] fly-title; [xlvi] blank; 1–192 text; 193–211 index; [212] blank. Six glossed leaves of fifteen plates inserted before p. 1. Two pages of the second and fourth states of rough-proof of The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet (1909) reproduced in facsimile on unnumbered pages between pages 25 and 26. Two pages of the first state of the rough-proof of O’Flaherty V.C. (1915) reproduced in facsimile on unnumbered pages between pages 103 and 104.

Dark purple cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: [downward in two lines] SHAW, LADY GREGORY AND THE ABBEY | Edited by DAN H. LAURENCE and NICHOLAS GRENE | [publisher’s device] | COLIN SMYTHE ; edges trimmed.

Published in Dublin on 14 May 1993. I£26.50. Published in London on 7 June 1993. £24.95. 1185 copies printed. No distinguishing characteristics in the copies sold in Ireland. There was no separate American issue, although the American division of the Oxford University Press purchased in June 1996 a quantity of copies (believed to be 220) for re-sale in America, receiving additionally, gratis, twenty copies for distribution to reviewers. The copies exported to America contained no distinguishing characteristics.

The edition contains seventy-one pieces of correspondence from Shaw to Lady Gregory (including one to Lady Gregory and W. B. Yeats jointly), and twenty-six from Lady Gregory to Shaw (including one from her and Yeats jointly), plus two dozen extracts from her journals and books. There is additional correspondence from Shaw to Yeats and half a dozen other correspondents, as well as a letter drafted for Lady Gregory to send to the Lord Lieutenant (Lord Aberdeen), which she apparently did not send. There is additional correspondence between the principals (including Yeats), the Dublin Castle officials, and managers of the Abbey Theatre, plus public statements and interviews in the press, an extract from Joseph Holloway’s manuscript journal Impressions of a Dublin Playgoer, some remarks by Shaw on Lady Gregory (Suppl., B456), a cancelled shorthand fragment of an aborted early draft of O’Flaherty V.C., and the text (in facsimile) of a Shaw poem for Lady Gregory’s granddaughters.

A325    COMPLETE PREFACES: 1889–1913    1993

BERNARD SHAW | [double-rule] | THE COMPLETE PREFACES | VOLUME 1: 1889–1913 | [double-rule] | EDITED BY DAN H. LAURENCE [End Page 32] | AND DANIEL J. LEARY | [publisher’s device] | ALLEN LANE | THE PENGUIN PRESS

(23.2 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–2116].

[1–2] blank leaf; [i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] publisher’s addresses, publication date, copyright notices and reservation of rights, printing credits, cataloging in publication notice, ISBN code; [v]-vi contents; [vii]-xxix introduction; [xxx]-xxxi editors’ note; [xxxii] blank; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-596 text; [597]-630 index to vol. 1, compiled by David Bowron; [631–638] four blank leaves.

Black cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: THE | COMPLETE | PREFACES | Volume I | 1889–1913 | BERNARD | SHAW | Edited by | Dan H. Laurence | and | Daniel J. Leary | [publisher’s device] ; laid paper end-papers with vertical chains; edges trimmed.

Published 24 June 1993. £25. 2750 copies. There was no separate issue in the United States, nor any formal date of American publication. Of the first printing 1500 copies were shipped to New York for sale at $40, the balance being reserved for sale in the United Kingdom, Canada, and “other markets.”

The full three-volume edition, 1993–1997 (see Suppl., A327 and A334), contains 140 prefaces, introductions, forewords, and editor’s prefatory notes, as well as several private letters subsequently published (with Shaw’s knowledge and consent) as prefaces.


Volume 1 contains forty-two prefatory writings.

Hitherto unpublished:

Three Plays for Puritans: three deleted passages from the holograph draft of the preface, 1900.

Irish Mountains: fragmentary draft preface to a catalogue of a 1911 exhibition of the Irish photographs of Alvin Langdon Coburn. Extracts earlier published, 1962, in The Matter with Ireland (A282).

Collected for the first time:

What I Owe to German Culture: written for and published (1911) in translation [End Page 33] in Dramatische Werke, I (A111). Original English text first published in Adam International Review, Nos. 337–339 (Spring 1970), 5–16.

A326    THE DRAMA OBSERVED    1993

[Within upper single-rule frame] BERNARD | SHAW | The Drama Observed | Volume I: 1880–1895 [II: 1895–1897; III: 1897–1911; IV: 1911–1950] | [within lower single-rule frame] Edited and with an Introduction by | Bernard F. Dukore

(22.8 x 15 cm): Volume I: [unsigned: 1–916 104 11–1316]. Volume II: [unsigned: 1–1316 148 1516]. Volume III: [unsigned: 1–1316 1412 1516]. Volume IV: [unsigned: 1–1116].

Volume I: [i] half-title; [ii] publisher’s imprint; [iii] title; [iv] LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, copyright notices, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, publisher’s address, policy on use of acid-free paper; [v]-xiv contents (entire edition); [xv]-xlv introduction; [xlvi] blank; [xlvii]-xlix note on texts; [l] blank; [li] list of abbreviations; [lii] blank; [liii]-liv acknowledgments; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-334 text; two blank leaves, not included in pagination.

Volume II: [i–iv] uniform with vol. I; [v]-vii contents; [viii] blank; [335] fly-title; [336] blank; [337]-784 text; three blank leaves, not included in pagination.

Volume III: [i–iv] uniform with vol. I; [v]-vii contents; [viii] blank; [785] fly-title; [786] blank; [787]-1245 text; [1246] blank; blank leaf, not included in pagination.

Volume IV: [i–iv] uniform with vol. I; [v]-vii contents; [viii] blank; [1247] fly-title; [1248] blank; [1249]-1528 text; [1529]-1589 index; [1590] blank.

Blue cloth, lettered in gilt on spine: [downward] BERNARD SHAW The Drama Observed Volume I [II, III, IV] | [publisher’s device] | PENN | STATE | PRESS ; edges trimmed.

Published 23 December 1993. $225 (four-volume set). 877 sets.

The edition consists of 318 pieces of writing relating to the dramatic arts (including cinema and broadcasting), of which ten are here first published, three are published in full for the first time, and eighty-eight are previously uncollected. [End Page 34]


Volume I

Hitherto unpublished:
The Merchant of Venice at the Lyceum (1880)

First publication in full:
Acting, by One Who Does Not Believe in It, March 1889 (C544)

  • Collected for the first time:

  • Troilus and Cressida (lecture), 29 February 1884 (C3964)

  • [Shakespear’s and Browning’s Calibans], 25 April 1884 (C82)

  • [A Blot in the ‘Scutcheon and The Comedy of Errors], 2 May 1885 (C106)

  • American Stage-Right, 27 June 1885 (C121)

  • [Le MaÀ5Àtre de Forges and The Money Spinner], August 1885 (C132)

  • [Hoodman Blind], 5 September 1885 (C141)

  • Qualifications of the Complete Actor, 19 September 1885 (C145)

  • [Hoodman Blind and Olivia], October 1885 (C149)

  • [Hamlet], 30 October 1885 (C158)

  • [Colombe’s Birthday], 21 November 1885 (C168)

  • [Shakespearean Verse], 19 December 1885 (C180)

  • [Mayfair, Impulse, Colombe’s Birthday], January 1886 (C184)

  • [Faust], March 1886 (extract) (C207)

  • [The Lord Harry, A Bed of Roses, Antoinette Rigaud], April 1886 (C214)

  • [The Cenci], June 1886 (C232)

  • [Love’s Labor’s Lost], August 1886 (C246)

  • [Delsartism], September 1886 (C251)

  • Macbeth at the Olympic, 9 September 1886 (C253)

  • Miss Alma Murray as Beatrice Cenci, 9 March 1887 (B4)

  • [Held by the Enemy: I], 4 April 1887 (C301)

  • [Held by the Enemy: II], 11 April 1887 (C305)

  • [La Doctoresse], 11 July 1887 (C332)

  • Loyal Love at the Gaiety, 15 August 1887 (C347)

  • Molière’s Things, 1 December 1887 (C379)

  • Plays and Players, 7 February 1888 (C400)

  • [The Blot in the ‘Scutcheon], 16 March 1888 (C412)

  • Royalty Theatre . . . French v. English Histrionics, 1 February 1889 (C533)

  • [Note on New Shakespear Society Reading of Twelfth Night], 21 February 1889 (C539)

  • Proof, 13 August 1889 (C620)

  • The Gold Craze, 2 December 1889 (C657a)

  • [“The Little Georgia Magnet”], 16 November 1891 (C821) [End Page 35]

  • “Spectator’s” Book, 9 January 1892 (C833)

  • A Shelley Celebration, 16 July 1892 (C873)

  • Playwright Cut Playwright: Bernard Shaw on George Moore, 27 June 1893 (C956)

  • [On Criticism], June 1894 (extract) (C1023)

  • Concerning State-Aided Amusements, 9 December 1894 (extract) (C1043)

  • The Censorship of Plays: A Talk with Mr Bernard Shaw, 21 March 1895 (C1057)

  • Volume II

  • Collected for the first time:

  • Short Summary of the Position and Prospects of the Independent Theatre, 1895 (A24)

  • The Theatre in England, 28 March 1896 (C1127)

  • The Municipal Theatre Absurdity, 1 August 1896 (extract) (C1157)

  • Ibsen and Things, 20 February 1897 (extract) (C1193)

  • Volume III

  • Hitherto unpublished:

  • John Bull’s Other Island: The Author’s Instructions to the Producer, 1904 (A304, nos. 292 and 300: fragments)

  • [On The Doctor’s Dilemma] (1906)

  • Draft Letter to Millionaires (1909)

  • [Model Testimony of Witnesses on Censorship] (1909)

  • [On Our Stage and Its Critics] (c. 1910–1911)

  • First publication in full:

  • The Censorship of the Stage in England, August 1899 (C1319)

  • Collected for the first time:

  • On the University Dramatic Society, January 1900 (C1326)

  • The New Tendencies in Dramatic Art, 30 December 1900 (C1353)

  • G.B.S. and the Trust, 28 July 1905 (C1486)

  • Is a Theatre Trust Desirable? 2 August 1905 (C1487)

  • Impressions of the Theatre, October 1905 (C1492)

  • “The Starving Art”: Mr Bernard Shaw and Amateur Actors, 15 February 1906 (C1521)

  • Christians and the Theatre, March 1906 (C1527)

  • Art and Public Money, 7 March 1907 (extract) (C1578)

  • Shaw Answers James Bryce, 5 May 1907 (C1586)

  • The Solution to [of] the Censorship Problem, 29 June 1907 (C1590)

  • [On Ibsen’s Influence: original text of a tribute previously published in a German translation], 1908 (B51; see also A307) [End Page 36]

  • The National Shakespear Theatre and the New Repertory Theatres, 10 May 1909 (C1679)

  • [Testimony on the Censorship of Plays], 1909 (B54; see also A268)

  • Volume IV

  • Hitherto unpublished:

  • How to Make a Play Both Readable and Actable (1914)

  • Cutting Shakespear (1920)

  • Relation of the Cinema to the Theatre (1932)

  • [On Ticket Prices] (1938)

  • [Newcastle People’s Theatre: radio speech], 28 March 1939 (F26)

  • First publication in full:

  • Arms and the Man. Instructions to Producer, undated, 1920 (A304, no. 214)

  • (The instructions apparently accompanied a letter to Shaw’s French translator, Augustin Hamon, received on 4 November, asking him to translate “the enclosed” for the French producer, Firmin Gemier.) [C-B: photographic reproduction]

  • Collected for the first time:

  • Mr. Bernard Shaw and A Winter’s Tale: What Mr Barker Has Done, 29 September 1912 (C1837)

  • The Play and Its Author [Brieux, Woman on Her Own], 8 December 1913 (B77)

  • Repertory Theatre Finance, 10 January 1914 (C1923)

  • The Cinema as a Moral Leveler, 27 June 1914 (C1941)

  • What the Films May Do to the Drama, May 1915 (C2000)

  • [On Humor], 1921 (B118)

  • What a Playwright Should Do with His First Play, April 1921 (A159; C2329)

  • Authors’ Rights: G.B.S. on Money and Art, 25 May 1922 (C2396)

  • Handicaps of a Queen of Tragedy, 1 April 1923 (C2450)

  • The Drama, the Theatre, and the Films, September 1924 (C2508)

  • The Drama and the Microphone, March 1925 (C2542)

  • Views on the Censorship, April–May 1928 (C2711)

  • Amateur and Professional Fees for Performing Licences, July 1928 (C2734)

  • [On Inspiration], 1929 (B186)

  • Shaw Asserts Theatre Is Lost, Signs for Films, 8 August 1930 (C2864)

  • Theatre Managers and Film Rights, Spring 1931 (C2901)

  • Note on Puppets, 1932 (B209)

  • G.B.S. Defends Too True from Failure, 28 October 1932 (C2968)

  • On the Performance of Noh, April 1933 (C2994)

  • [Hollywood’s Immoral Influence], 12 April 1933 (extract) (C2995) [End Page 37]

  • [Traditional Japanese Theatre and Contemporary Japanese Society], 1934 (extract) (Suppl., C3977)

  • The Art of Talking for the Talkies, November 1936 (C3163)

  • Films, Plays, and G. B. Shaw, 1937 (B267)

  • The Old Vic Company’s Production of Hamlet, 2 June 1937 (B261)

  • The Unhappy Years of Barrie, 20 June 1937 (C3197)

  • The National Theatre; Deeds of Site Handed Over, 28 April 1938 (C3247)

  • G.B.S. Angry at Moslems’ Criticism, 14 March 1939 (C3300)

  • Authors and the War: Exploited Patriotism, Spring 1940 (C3365)

  • The R.A.D.A. Graduates’ Keepsake & Counsellor, May 1941 (BB34)

  • “G.B.S.” on Television, January 1947 (C3699)

  • What I Think about Broadcasting, 7 November 1947 (extract) (C3760)

  • [Molière and Shaw], c. 1947–1948 (extract) (C3939)

  • The Greatest of the Great, January–February 1949 (C3834)

A327    COMPLETE PREFACES 1914–1929    1995

BERNARD SHAW | [double-rule] THE COMPLETE PREFACES | VOLUME 2: 1914–1929 | [double-rule] | EDITED BY DAN H. LAURENCE AND DANIEL J. LEARY | [publisher’s device] | ALLEN LANE | THE PENGUIN PRESS

(23.2 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–2016].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] uniform with vol. 1 except for alteration of dates, ISBN code, and imprint “Set in 11/13pt Monophoto Bembo”; [v]-vi contents; [vii]-ix editors’ note; [x] blank; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-591 text; [592] blank; [593]-626 index, compiled by David Bowron; [627–630] two blank leaves.

Binding uniform with Volume 1 (Suppl., A325).

Published 30 March 1995. £30. 2250 copies. There was no separate issue in the United States, nor any formal date of American publication. Of the first printing 1250 copies were shipped to New York for sale at $45, the balance being reserved for sale in the United Kingdom, Canada, and “other markets.”

The full three-volume edition, 1993–1997 (see Suppl., A325 and A334), contains 140 prefaces, introductions, forewords, and editors’ prefatory notes, as well as several private letters subsequently published (with Shaw’s knowledge and consent) as prefaces. [End Page 38]


Volume 2 contains thirty-seven prefatory writings.

Hitherto unpublished:

Common Sense about the War: A Word concerning the 1915 reprint: typeset but unpublished (see A130b).

What I Said in the Great War: preface (drafted in September 1919) to an aborted French edition of Peace Conference Hints (see A148). Brief extracts were published (1970) in Shaw: An Autobiography, misidentified as from a (non-existent) French edition of Common Sense about the War. See also Suppl., A321: “Rodin”.

A328    BERNARD SHAW AND H. G. WELLS    1995

Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw | [rule] | Bernard Shaw | and | H. G. Wells | Edited by J. Percy Smith | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS | Toronto Buffalo London

(22.8 x 15 cm): [unsigned: 1–716 88 916].

[i] series title and half-title; [ii] general editor and editorial advisory board; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, imprint “Published by University of Toronto Press Incorporated”, publisher’s addresses, imprint “Printed in Canada”, ISBN code, infinity symbol and notice on acid-free paper, Canadian cataloging in publication data, notices of financial subsidies; [v] contents; [vi] blank; [vii] dedication; [viii] blank; [ix]-x general editor’s note, signed J. Percy Smith; [xi]-xx introduction; [xxi]-xxv editor’s note and acknowledgments; [xxvi] blank; [xxvii] list of abbreviations; [xxviii] blank; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; 3–222 text; [223]-227 table of correspondents; [228] blank; [229]-242 index; [243–244] blank leaf. Facsimiles of Shaw’s handwriting (p. 56) and Wells’s handwriting (p. 69), with examples of their illustrations; facsimile of a leaf of Wells’s The Science of Life “improved” by Shaw (p. 146).

Crimson cloth with metallic glints; lettered and ruled in gilt on spine: SHAW | [rule] | [downward] Bernard Shaw and H. G. Wells TORONTO ; drab grey-green wove end-papers; edges trimmed.

Published 11 May 1995. C$40. 1585 copies.

The edition consists of eighty-six pieces of correspondence from Shaw to Wells (including one letter jointly to Wells and Sidney Webb), three to [End Page 39] Amy Catherine (“Jane”) Wells, and seven to other correspondents; forty-seven from Wells to Shaw, plus three letters to Charlotte Shaw and a few to or from other correspondents. Additionally, there are eight letters from Charlotte Shaw to Wells, and a series of notes by Shaw to Wells (1934) forwarded by Charlotte. Also reproduced are some marginal notes by Shaw on fascicles of The Science of Life by Wells (with Julian S. Huxley and G. P. Wells), first issued in thirty-one parts (1929–1930); Shaw’s “The Testament of Wells”, a 1942 review of Wells’s The Outlook for Homo Sapiens (C3441), and his 1946 obituary of Wells, “The Man I Knew” (C3673); and Wells’s obituary of Shaw, “G.B.S.—A Memoir” (written in 1945), published in the Daily Express on 3 November 1950, the day after Shaw’s death.

A329    THEATRICS    1995

Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw | [rule] | Bernard Shaw | Theatrics | Edited by Dan H. Laurence | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS | Toronto Buffalo London

(22.8 x 15 cm): [unsigned: 18 2–916 104].

[i] series title and half-title; [ii] general editor and editorial advisory board; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, imprint “Published by University of Toronto Press Incorporated”, publisher’s addresses, ISBN code, infinity symbol and notice on acid-free paper, Canadian cataloging in publication data, notices of financial subsidies; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; [vii] contents; [viii] blank; [ix]-x general editor’s note, signed J. Percy Smith; [xi]-xviii introduction; [xix]-xxiii editor’s note and acknowledgments; [xxiv] blank; [xxv] list of abbreviations; [xxvi] blank; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; 3–237 text; [238] blank; [239]-241 index of correspondents; [242] blank; [243]-253 index; [254] blank. Drawings by Shaw on p. 65.

Crimson cloth with metallic glints; lettered and ruled in gilt on spine: SHAW | [rule] | [downward] Bernard Shaw Theatrics TORONTO ; drab grey-green wove end-papers; edges trimmed.

Published 15 August 1995. C$40. 1333 copies.

The edition consists of 182 pieces of correspondence, most hitherto unpublished and none previously collected, to 115 correspondents. [End Page 40]

A330    UNPUBLISHED SHAW    1996

UNPUBLISHED SHAW | [rule] | Edited by | Dan H. Laurence and Margot Peters | [rule] | The Pennsylvania State University Press | University Park, Pennsylvania

(22.7 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–816].

[i] fly-title; [ii] self-portrait drawing (1882) by Shaw, general editor, bibliographer, and editorial board credits; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, ISBN and ISSN [International Standard Serial Number] codes, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, policy on use of acid-free paper, note to contributors and subscribers, illustration credit; [v]-vi contents; [vii]-viii notices; [1]-6 general introduction; [7]-220 texts; [221] divisional fly-title; [222] blank; [223]-231 book reviews; [232] blank; [233]-245 continuing checklist of Shaviana, compiled by John R. Pfeiffer; [246] blank; [247]-248 contributors. Illustration of first leaf of Shaw’s holograph draft of “A Reminiscence of Hector Berlioz”, p. 73.

Brown cloth with metallic glints; lettered in gilt on spine: [rule] | [downward] SHAW | [double-rule] | 16 | [downward] UNPUBLISHED SHAW | [double-rule] | [publisher’s device] | Penn | State | Press | [rule]

Vol. 16 of SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies.

Published 28 October 1996. $35. 800 copies.


Twenty-nine previously unpublished writings by Shaw, introduced in groupings by twelve scholars.

[Narrative verse: fragment, 1877]

Contemporary Arts Viewed from Behind the Age (1878)
Oakum Picking (1878)
Asides (1889)

Conductors and Organists (1879) [End Page 41]
Unconscionable Abuses (1879)

On the True Signification of the Term Gentleman (1879)

A Reminiscence of Hector Berlioz (1880)

Exhausted Arts (1880)

George Vanbrugh’s Mistake (fragment of review of H. B. Pritchard’s novel, 1880)
[The Future of Marriage] (untitled review of a work pseudonymously signed “By a Respectable Woman”, 1885)
A Socialist’s Notion of a Novel (review of Laon Ramsey’s Landon Deecroft, 1887)
Found at Last—A New Poet (review of Edith Nesbit’s Lays and Legends, 1887)
That Realism Is the Goal of Fiction (lecture, 1888)

ON POLITICS (Stuart E. Baker)
Open Air Meetings (1885)
Proudhon—Ch IV. Propositions I–V pp 126–153 (report and commentary on a section of Pierre Proudhon’s Qu’ est-ce que la Propriété, for the Hampstead Historic Club, 1886)
Ten Reasons Why Women Should Support the Progressives at the Borough Council Elections (1903); see A53
[Lady Day speech: draft of talk on pending General Election, intended for a recording that apparently was not made, 1929]; see G6

SHAW FAMILY VALUES (John A. Bertolini)
Socialism and the Family (1886)

A Prizefighter on Prizefighting: The Seamy Side of the Ring (1888)

ON WAR AND PEACE (Alfred Turco, Jr.)
Why Not Abolish the Soldier? (1899); for extracts, see A295
[Appeal for the Second U. S. Liberty Loan, 1917]; see H15
[Replies to questionnaire on post-war Germany, 1920]; see H17
[Self-drafted interview, Durban, 1935]
How to Talk Intelligently about the War (1940)
Bernard Shaw on Peace (1950); see H24

The Superman, or Don Juan’s Great Grandson’s Grandson (scenario for Man and Superman 1901)
The Man Who Stands No Nonsense: A Drama (playlet, 1904)
The Trinity v Jackson (playlet, 1912) [End Page 42]

Also includes a statement for the World League for Peace, 1928, published in facsimile in 1932. [B217]


Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw | [rule] | Bernard Shaw | and | Gabriel Pascal | Edited by Bernard F. Dukore | UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO PRESS | Toronto Buffalo London

(22.8 x 15 cm): [unsigned: 1–916 104 1116].

[i] series title and half-title; [ii] general editor and editorial advisory board; [iii] title; [iv] copyright notices, imprint “Published by University of Toronto Press Incorporated”, publisher’s addresses, imprint “Printed in Canada”, ISBN code, infinity symbol and notice on acid-free paper, Canadian cataloging in publication data, notice of financial subsidies; [v] contents; [vi] blank; [vii]-viii general editor’s note, signed J. Percy Smith; [ix]-xxvi introduction; [xxvii]-xxxi] editor’s note; [xxxii] blank; [xxxiii]-xxxiv list of abbreviations; [xxxv-xl] three leaves of photographs; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; 3–266 text; [267]-268 afterword; [269]-276 table of correspondents; [277]-285 index; [286] blank; [287–288] blank leaf.

Crimson cloth with metallic glints; lettered and ruled in gilt on spine: SHAW | [rule] | [downward] Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal TORONTO ; dark green wove end-papers; edges trimmed.

Published 17 September 1996. C$40. 1090 copies.

The edition consists of 136 pieces of correspondence from Shaw to Pascal and 132 from Pascal to Shaw, the majority of which are hitherto unpublished in whole or in part.

A332    BERNARD SHAW’S BOOK REVIEWS 1884–1950    1996

BERNARD SHAW’S | BOOK REVIEWS | Volume 2 | 1884–1950 | Edited and with an Introduction | by | Brian Tyson | The Pennsylvania State University Press | University Park Pennsylvania

(22.7 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–1616 174 188 19–2016].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN code, copyright notice, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, publisher’s address, policy on use of acid-free [End Page 43] paper; [v] dedication; [vi] blank; [vii]-x contents; [xi] acknowledgments; [xii] blank; [1]-13 introduction; [14] blank; [15] fly-title; [16] blank; 17–550 text; [551]-588 index.

Pale grey cloth, lettered on the spine in green, in what the publisher reports as “Odd Metallic” (see vol. 1 [Suppl., A322]): TYSON | [downward, in two lines] BERNARD SHAW’S BOOK REVIEWS | Volume 2: 1884–1950 | [publisher’s device] | PENN | STATE | PRESS ; edges trimmed.

Published 11 October 1996. $115. 615 copies.


The volume, a companion to Brian Tyson’s earlier collection, contains seventy-three book reviews, two-thirds of which are collected for the first time.

  • Mr. H. M. Hyndman’s Socialism, April 1884 (C81)

  • Recent Poetry, August 1884 (C85)

  • The Socialist Catechism, December 1884 (C87)

  • Leaves from a Prison Diary, February 1885 (C89)

  • Professor Karl Pearson on the Theory and Practice of Socialism, April 1885 (C97)

  • The Bookmaker As He Is, 27 March 1888 (C417)

  • Books of the Day: “Songs of a Revolutionary Epoch”, 3 April 1888 (C420)

  • How to Earn £400 a Night!, 8 June 1888 (see Suppl., C447a)

  • Books of To-day: “The University Economics”, August 1888 (C473)

  • The Messiah of Social Democracy, 31 October 1888 (see Suppl., C493a)

  • Marginalia: A Hotch-potch of Poetry, Art, Economics and Fiction, 18 December 1888 (C578)

  • Poor Miss J. The Soft Side of the Iron Duke, 12 December 1889 (C662)

  • Mr. Donisthorpe’s Individualism, 14 December 1889 (C665)

  • The Book Bills of Narcissus, 12 September 1891 (C813)

  • The Truth About “The Tragic Comedians”, 19 January 1892 (C836)

  • Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Works of Fiction. Reviewed by Himself, February 1892 (C839)

  • Individualism Realised, 5 April 1892 (C853)

  • The Pickwick Pantomime, 14 April 1892 (C856)

  • A Gospel for Spendthrifts, 23 April 1892 (C858)

  • A Derelict Plea, 29 April 1892 (C859)

  • Socialism, Utopian and Scientific, 1 September 1892 (C886)

  • Bassetto on Logroller, 27 October 1892 (C898) [End Page 44]

  • Mr. William Morris and the Middle Ages, 13 February 1893 (C927)

  • Wagner—At Last!, 18 February 1893 (C929)

  • Nationalisation, Restoration, Taxation, 4 April 1893 (C939)

  • The New Factory Act, 22 February 1896 (C1121)

  • Nietzsche in English, 11 April 1896 (C1131)

  • Our Book-shelf: “The Economics of Socialism”, July 1896 (C1144)

  • The Wisdom of the Webbs, 8 January 1898 (C1246)

  • Tolstoy on Art, 10 September 1898 (C1289)

  • Britain for the British, 30 May 1902 (C1398)

  • A New Book for Authors and Printers, May 1905 (C1482)

  • Confessions of a Benevolent and Highminded Shark, 1 July 1905 (C1483)

  • Our Book-shelf: “Friedrich Nietzsche: The Dionysian Spirit of the Age”, April 1907 (C1582)

  • Bernard Shaw on Shams of Rule and of Religion [The Critics of the White Prophet], 11 October 1909 (A101; C1714)

  • Mr. Frank Harris’s Shakespear, 24 December 1910 (C1756)

  • Our Book-shelf: “The Life of Tolstoy: Later Years”, May 1911 (C1772)

  • Our Book-shelf: “The Foundations of the Nineteenth Century”, June 1911 (C1775)

  • Hyndman, 21 October 1911 (C1785)

  • Sir Almroth Wright’s Polemic, 18 October 1913 (C1910)

  • Is England Blameless?, 4 February 1915 (C1983)

  • The German War Book and the British Limit, 13 March 1915 (C1996)

  • Mr. Gilbert Cannan on Samuel Butler, 8 May 1915 (C2002)

  • Professor Gilbert Murray’s Defence of Sir Edward Grey, 17 July 1915 (C2009)

  • The Case Against Chesterton, 13 May 1916 (C2062)

  • What Mr. Wells Thinks is Coming, 22 July 1916 (C2083)

  • The Artstruck Englishman, 17 February 1917 (C2109)

  • Has Herbert Spencer Really Triumphed?, 17 March 1917 (C2115)

  • Something Like a History of England at Last, 4 November 1917 (C2150)

  • How Free is the Press?, 9 February 1918 (C2163)

  • Samuel Butler: The New Life Reviewed, 1 November 1919 (C2252)

  • How Ireland Impressed Mr. Chesterton, 22 November 1919 (C2257)

  • Our Great Dean, 22 November 1919 (C2256)

  • The Webb Constitution, 8 August 1920 (C2295)

  • A Political Contrast, 18 September 1920 (C2298)

  • The Old Revolutionist and the New Revolution, 19 February 1921 (C2318)

  • Trotsky, Prince of Pamphleteers, 7 January 1922 (C2376)

  • Chesterton on Eugenics, and Shaw on Chesterton, 11 March 1922 (C2385)

  • Socialism and the Living Wage: Labour’s Twofold Task, 15 October 1926 (C2614)

  • The Latest from Colonel Lawrence, 12 March 1927 (C2636)

  • H. G. Wells and the Dean, 8 October 1934 (C3068) [End Page 45]

  • Ace Morality: A Document, 1 August 1936 (C3157)

  • The Webbs’ Masterpiece, 1 August 1937 (C3200)

  • The Testament of Wells, 27 March 1942 (C3441)

  • What Would Marx Say About Beveridge?, 10 March 1943 (C3474)

  • Fabian Socialism, 28 May 1943 (C3480)

  • Heartbreak Hospital, 14 October 1945 (C3613)

  • The History of a Happy Marriage, 20 October 1945 (C3615)

  • Painter and Partners, 23 December 1945 (C3622)

  • Idolatry of the Glory Merchant is Sheer Illusion, 19 May 1946 (C3646)

  • More About Morris, 6 November 1949 (C3881)

  • A Tribute to a Great Churchman, 13 January 1950 (C3895)

  • Old Bachelor Sam Butler, 26 March 1950 (C3904)

A333    NOT BLOODY LIKELY!    1997

[Large and small capitals] NOT BLOODY LIKELY! | And Other Quotations from | [large and small capitals] BERNARD SHAW | Bernard F. Dukore | [publisher’s device] | Columbia University Press | New York

(21.4 x 13.9 cm): [unsigned: perfect binding].

[i] blank; [ii] list of other volumes of quotations available; [iii] title; [iv] publisher’s addresses, copyright notices, reservation of rights, LC cataloging in publication data, infinity symbol and notice of acid-free paper, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, and code of printings; [v]-x contents; [xi]-xvii introduction; [xviii] acknowledgments; [1]-224 text.

Black half cloth, black paper board sides, ISBN code in gilt at foot of lower cover; lettered downward in gilt on spine: SHAW [decorative dot] NOT BLOODY LIKELY COLUMBIA , with publisher’s crown device in gilt at foot; edges trimmed.

Published 20 February 1997. $19.95. 3000 copies.

The compilation of quotations from Shaw’s writings consists of 439 subject categories, alphabetically arranged, from ABORTION to ZOLA. Quotations are drawn from a large number of recently collected non-dramatic writings, especially correspondence, making for an assortment of freshly compiled thoughts and ideas, interspersed with the hardy perennials. [End Page 46]

A334    COMPLETE PREFACES 1930–1950    1997

BERNARD SHAW | [double-rule] | THE COMPLETE PREFACES | VOLUME 3: 1930–1950 | [double-rule] | EDITED BY DAN H. LAURENCE | AND DANIEL J. LEARY | [publisher’s device] | ALLEN LANE | THE PENGUIN PRESS

(23.2 x 15.1 cm): [unsigned: 1–2016].

[i] half-title; [ii] blank; [iii] title; [iv] uniform with vol. 1 except for alteration of dates, ISBN code, and typesetting credit, and imprint “Set in 11/13pt Postscript Bembo”; [v]-vii contents; [viii] blank; [ix]-x editors’ note; [xi] list of abbreviations used in the edition; [xii] blank; [1] fly-title; [2] blank; [3]-540 text; [541] divisional fly-title; [542] blank; [543]-[578] appendix; [579]-621 index, compiled by David Bowron; [622] blank; [623–628] three blank leaves.

Binding uniform with Volume 1 (Suppl., A325).

Published 27 February 1997. £30. 1500 copies. There was no separate issue in the United States, nor any formal date of American publication. Of the first printing 500 copies were shipped to New York for sale at $75, the balance being reserved for sale in the United Kingdom, Canada, and “other markets.”

The full three-volume edition, 1993–1997 (see Suppl., A325 and A327), contains 140 prefaces, introductions, forewords, and editor’s prefatory notes, as well as several private letters subsequently published (with Shaw’s knowledge and consent) as prefaces.


Volume 3 contains sixty-one prefatory writings.
Hitherto unpublished:
Pugilism: draft prefatory note, 1947, for a contemplated but unpublished volume in the Collected Edition.


Bernard Shaw on Cinema | [illustration, across verso of previous leaf and recto of title leaf] | [on verso of preceding leaf, in two lines] Edited and with an Introduction [End Page 47] by | Bernard F. Dukore | [on recto of title leaf] Southern Illinois University Press [device] Carbondale and Edwardsville

(23.5 x 15.4 cm): perfect binding.

[i] half-title, with line-cut illustration of Shaw in profile; [ii–iii] extended title, with line-cut illustration of Shaw attending luncheon (1933) at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios; [iv] copyright notices, reservation of rights, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, code for number of printings, note on title illustration, LC cataloging in publication data, ISBN codes, policy on use of acid-free paper and infinity symbol; v–viii contents; ix–x acknowledgments; xi–xxvi introduction; xxvii–xxviii note on texts; xxix–xxx symbols and abbreviations; [xxxi] fly-title (as on half-title); [xxxii] blank; 1–170 text; [171] divisional fly-title; [172] blank; 173–180 appendix: specimen Shaw license for film rights; 181–187 index; [188] blank; [189] editor’s biographical note; [190] blank; [191–192] blank leaf.

Tan cloth, ISBN code in gilt near foot of lower cover; lettered in gilt downward on spine: Bernard Shaw on Cinema Shaw Southern Illinois University Press ; black end-papers; edges trimmed.

Issued simultaneously in stiff glossed paper wrappers (23.5 x 15.4 cm), cut flush, printed with title illustration and detail duplicated on upper wrapper, which is lettered: Bernard | Shaw | on Cinema | Edited and with | an Introduction by | Bernard F. Dukore , in multi-toned sepia and red-brown design; on lower wrapper blurb, editor’s biographical note, publisher’s address, imprint “Printed in the United States of America”, cover-design credit, photo credit, ISBN code, and bar code; lettered on spine downward in white: Bernard Shaw on Cinema Shaw Southern Illinois University Press ; edges trimmed.

Published 9 February 1998. $39.95 (cloth); $19.95 (paper). 4000 copies in cloth; 1500 copies in paper wrappers.

The volume contains 106 pieces on cinema, arranged chronologically 1908–1950, including full texts or extracts of articles, self-drafted interviews, questionnaire responses, brief statements to the press, and private correspondence. A dozen hitherto unpublished letters are reproduced in extenso, with additional correspondence in extract. An appendix contains the text of a sample license, drafted by Shaw, for film rights. [End Page 48]


Published in full for the first time:
[Beauty but no Sex Appeal], 18 November 1927 (C2681), conflated from two British publications of VRs of a speech on a Secrets of Nature film.

  • Hitherto uncollected:

  • Education and the Cinematograph [S/QI], 18 June 1914 (C1938)

  • Professional Association in Literature and the Fine Arts, 28 April 1917 (extract) (C2127)

  • What I Think of the Cinema? [QI], 13 March 1920 (Suppl., C2278a)

  • G.B.S. Replies to Mr. [Jesse L.] Lasky [L], 22 June 1920 (C2289)

  • G.B.S. on Films Again [L], 30 June 1920 (C2291)

  • Would Shakespeare Have Liked Charlie Chaplin? [S/L], 13 May 1921 (C2337)

  • Cooperative Movies: Mr. Shaw’s Support of the Manchester Project, 29 May 1921 (C2340)

  • The Theatre and the Film [S], 4 September 1921 (C2354)

  • Authors’ Rights: G.B.S. on Money and Art [VR], 25 May 1922 (C2396)

  • Cinema or Pen? [S], 16 March 1923 (C2447)

  • Plays with Brains: Mr. G. B. Shaw on Effect of Cinema Competition, 28 October 1923 (C2468)

  • Shaw Defends The Big Parade, 23 May 1926 (C2597)

  • Shaw in Film Debut Derides Movies [SDI], 9 October 1926 (extract) (C2613)

  • What Is the Future for British Films? [S], January 1928 (C2686)

  • Mr. Shaw on the [Edith] Cavell Film, 19 February 1928 (C2702)

  • Bernard Shaw on Novelists and Films, 11 May 1928 (C2719)

  • Mr. Shaw and Mr. [Adolphe] Menjou [VR of “conversation”], 3 June 1928 (extract) (C2722)

  • Shaw Finds Talkies Opening New Field [QI], 19 May 1929 (C2788)

  • The Living Talkies [QI], November 1929 (C2803)

  • A Charming Boy Aged 73 Who Talks Mostly about the Talkies [QI], December 1929 (extract) (C2825)

  • “Film Censorship Must Go,” Says G.B.S., 17 February 1930 (C2836)

  • Mr. Shaw on Film Censorship [L], 17 February 1930 (C2837)

  • G.B.S.—“Talkie” Prophet [SDI], 21 February 1930 (C2839)

  • The Censorship Scandal [banning of V. Pudovkin film, Mother], 28 February 1930 (C2841)

  • G.B.S. Hits Hollywood [L], 1 March 1931 (C2898)

  • [Theatre People’s Obtuseness to Talking Films] [QI], 1 March 1931 (extract) (C2899)

  • [Charlie Chaplin] [SDI], 7 April 1935 (C3099)

  • Hollywood Pictures Horrible, Says G.B.S., Daily Mirror (London), 13 February [End Page 49] 1936 (probably oral: not recorded in Shaw Bibliography or in Sec. C of Supplement)

  • A Question Too Many for G.B.S. [QI], 12 September 1936 (C3159)

  • Shaw Stands Firm on Censor Charge [SDI], 27 September 1936 (C3161)

  • Best [Films] of the Year [S], January 1937 (C3173)

  • “Not Likely!” Says G. B. Shaw [QI], 2 February 1938 (C3235)

  • Bernard Shaw Discusses the Cinema [QI?], 12 February 1938 (Suppl., C3236a).

  • Bernard Shaw Centenary [QI], September–October 1939 (C3324). The caption derives from a reprint of the interview in the same journal, August 1956.

  • [On Gabriel Pascal], 19 September 1941 (C3431)

  • G.B.S. Tells “Why My Play [Arms and the Man] Goes to Hollywood” [QI], 9 November 1941 (C3437: corrected in Supplement)

  • Caesar and Cleopatra [QI], February 1945 (extract) (C3569)

  • In the Balance: Memo to Hollywood from Bernard Shaw, October 1947 (C3752)

  • G.B.S. and Charlie [Chaplin], 6 December 1947 (C3766a)

  • Bernard Shaw Is Fan of Chaplin, 11 January 1948 (C3776)

A336    SHAW ON THEATRE    1998

SHAW | ON | THEATRE | A Half Century of Advices [sic] | Compiled and edited by Mary Chenoweth Stratton | Introduction by Stanley Weintraub | Illustrated by Stephen Kraft | Ellen Clarke Bertrand Library | Bucknell University | [decorative device] | The Press of Appletree Alley | 1998

(25.1 x 16.7 cm): [unsigned: 1–66]

[1] series imprint; [2] series list; [3] half-title; [4] frontispiece drawing of Shaw; [5] title; [6] copyright notice, reservation of rights, ISBN code, acknowledgment; Press address; [7] contents; [8] list of illustrations; 9–16 introduction by Stanley Weintraub; [17] fly-title; [18] drawing of Shaw; 19–70 text; [71] blank; [72] colophon. Eight drawings on text pages.

Navy blue cloth, lettered within single-rule frame, in gilt, on oxblood faux leather panel: SHAW | ON | THEATRE ; decorative device (tree and imprint “P of AA”) in gilt on lower cover; lettered downward between horizontal single-rules, in gilt, on oxblood faux leather panel on spine: SHAW ON THEATRE ; blue laid double-leaf free end-papers with vertical chains, stitched in, plus blue laid paste-on end-paper leaf over inner side of upper and lower cover; top trimmed, others untrimmed. [End Page 50]

Colophon: This book was designed and set in Van Dijck type by Juanita Bishop. The edition was printed by Barnard Taylor and Juanita Bishop on Rives lightweight buff mouldmade paper with a Vandercook No. 4 press. Don Rash and Sarah Provoncha hand bound each book in cloth over boards. The edition consists of 150 numbered copies. This is copy number: [ . . . ]

Published 29 September 1998. $185. Seventh in a series of limited editions. There were two earlier Shaw volumes, not recorded here as their contents were entirely reprinted: Nine Answers (1987) and Shaw on Women (1992).

The volume consists of fourteen Shaw letters, notes, and cables, drawn from the LaFayette L. Butler Collection at Bucknell University. Hitherto unpublished are Shaw’s replies to A. Bishop, Jean N. Doley, and C. M. S. McLellan.

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • A3e     Cashel Byron:

    The binding description of the colonial issue of Cashel Byron’s Profession (near top of p. 8) should read: “lettered within single-rule frame in lime green . . .” In the next line, insert missing vertical bar to read: “COLONIAL | LIBRARY . . .”

  • A4a    Unsocial Socialist:

    Under “Seventh issue” (p. 12) in final line, alter “sixth state” to “sixth issue”.

  • A5     Charing Cross Parliament:

    In the fifth line of the contents collation, revise “(G. Bernard Shaw)” to capital letters, and insert a full stop after “printed” in sixth line.

  • A24     Short Summary:

    Another copy is in C-B. On facing page, alter date in caption to 1895.

  • A26b    On Going to Church:

    Add at end of first paragraph: “C-B has acquired a copy with illustrations by ‘DEN’ (William Wallace Denslow, illustrator of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, 1900), as well as by Mrs. Hubbard.”

  • A26c    On Going to Church:

    Publication date was 1 March 1905.

  • A28     True Morality:

    In drop-title transcription, insert closing quotation marks (line 3), to read: “The Saturday Review”. [End Page 51]

  • A46a    Three Plays for Puritans:

    In paragraph under Contents (p. 48) revise to indicate that Shaw incorporated a new Act II passage into Cæsar and Cleopatra in the Pocket Edition, 1926, prior to inclusion in the French translation. [A176] My thanks to Isidor Saslav for this discovery.

  • A50     [Report on Shoreditch]:

    Cross-reference in final line should be to B31.

  • A52     Letter on Proposed Fabian Fiscal 1903 Tract:

    Add “Fabian Society” before “Executive Committee” in last paragraph.

  • A61     [Campaign Statement on Rates]:

    Also in NLI (4 copies).

  • A63     [Campaign Letter: The Shop Question]:

    Also in NLI (2 copies).

  • A69a    Passion, Poison:

    In title-page collation there should be a semi-colon after “PETRIFACTION”.

  • A69c    Passion, Poison:

    The Maxwell Steinhardt copy, offered in Glenn Horowitz catalogue, May 1990, was described as consisting of leaves from the Furniss Annual bound in grey-green cloth rather than boards, with white label printed in black. It is quite possible that more than one dealer created unauthorised “first editions” in this manner, for DHL-G has acquired a copy of the sheets bound (with one blank leaf at front and eighteen leaves at back) in grey paper boards, with end-papers, and paper label on spine, lettered upward: Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction; or, The Fatal Gazogene. G.B. SHAW .

  • A72[b]     Author’s Apology:

    A separate issue of the 1902 preface to Mrs Warren’s Profession (A49) was discovered in Australia some years ago by Margery Morgan. A paper-wrappered, stapled pamphlet of eighteen leaves (17.4 x 11.4 cm), it is lettered in Gothic-style type within a double-rule frame on upper cover: “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” | By G. Bernard Shaw. | [double-rule] | The Author’s Apology | [double-rule] | With the Compliments of | Mr. Allan Wilkie”. [DHL-G]

Allan Wilkie (1878–1970), an actor-manager from Liverpool, toured principal British colonies for thirty years, gaining a reputation for piratical performances, although in his last years receiving a CBE from the Crown. Shaw, angered by Wilkie’s illegal performances of his plays in India, took a drastic legal [End Page 52] step in 1913 of locking Calcutta against him judicially. Around 1916 Wilkie moved on to Australia, including Mrs Warren’s Profession in his repertory. The printed preface he distributed, lacking a printer’s imprint, apparently is an unauthorised issue of Australian manufacture.

  • A76     Socialism and Artistic Professions [Syllabus]:

    Also in NLI.

  • A79     How He Lied:

    In caption on facing page, title should read: “Wie er ihren Mann belog”.

  • A83b    John Bull & Major Barbara:

    Final paragraph should note there is also a postscript to How He Lied to Her Husband.

  • A83c    John Bull & Major Barbara:

    In penultimate line on p. 78, insert a qualification “in most copies” after “substitution”.

  • A85b    G.B.S. Calendar:

    Delete final sentence and substitute the following: “A fourth edition issued by Frank Palmer confusingly recorded on verso of the title a publication date of November 1910 for the third edition and of November 1911 for the fourth edition. Adding to the confusion, another “Fourth Edition” was published, carrying an imprint of Frank and Cecil Palmer, the verso of the title this time bearing a publication date of 1913 for the third edition and 1915 for the fourth. A fifth edition, dated 1921 on verso of the title, restored the Frank Palmer imprint, but retained the printing history of the first four editions as 1908, 1909, 1913, and 1915.”

  • A86a    Sanity of Art:

    In “a. First edition” (p. 82, line 29), insert a comma after “140 Fleet St.” Delete from line 37 the “FLP” source and add at end of paragraph: “Later proof has brown paper wrappers; upper wrapper lettered as on title, plus publisher’s device and imprint ‘One Shilling Net.’ [C-B, FLP] A variant proof state [C-B] has ‘PRICE 1/-’ on upper wrapper, which has been revised by hand (not Shaw’s) to ‘One Shilling net’.”

  • A86b    Sanity of Art:

    Add at end of line 8 from foot of p. 83: “Late Boni and Liveright bind-up lacked publisher’s device on upper cover and date on title page.”

  • A87     Essays

    Add at end of final paragraph (p. 85): “There was extensive [End Page 53] revision in the last essay (first published in Morgen, 10 April 1908), and possibly in others.

  • A88b    Doctor’s Dilemma:

    1910. is correct date; delete interrogation point.

  • A102b    Socialism and Superior Brains:

    Alter transcription of lettering on upper cover to read “By Bernard Shaw”. Two copies acquired by SNF in cloth, the first a later bind-up with catalogue dated August 1910, the second with catalogue dated April 1911.

  • A108a    Doctor’s Dilemma, &c.:

    In sixth line of contents collation, pagination of text of Getting Married should read: 191–293. Add to final paragraph that there are two variant settings of the catalogue, the second containing advertisement of The Sanity of Art. [C-B: both issues; DHL-G: second issue] Insert at end of p. 102: “Blanco’s final speech in The Shewing-up of Blanco Posnet (p. 407) revised for seventh impression, 1924.”

  • A113     Fanny’s First Play:

    In the transcription of the German title-page alter line 2 (first line of title-page transcription) to read “Fannys”.

  • A116b    Modern Religion:

    The two copies noted at top of p. 111 may now be coded: [BR-A, C-B].

  • A124a    Pygmalion:

    Cloth issue mentioned on p. 116, line 4, is an error. No cloth-bound issue has been noted. A variant issue in paper boards has been noted, however, in C-B, consisting of blue-green board sides with white coated-paper spine.

  • A124d    Pygmalion:

    The last sentence (p. 118, line 5) appears to be inaccurate, as an issue that does not match the Putnam one has turned up in a binding of dark green cloth, lettered, in straight lines, in light green on upper cover: PYGMALION | A Romance in Five Acts | by BERNARD SHAW .


  • A132a    Case of Belgium:

    A copy (disbound) has been acquired by Sidney P. Albert (it is not in the Brown Collection); and an unbound copy [SNF] measures 22.8 x 15.2 cm, establishing that the disbound copies [NYPL, DHL] were not cropped.

  • A138     Introduction to “International Government”:

    One of the five known copies (formerly owned by MS) was presented to DHL-G by George Hecksher in 1994. [End Page 54]

  • A140     Fabianism and the War:

    The “new diary” mentioned at top of p. 132 is in the BL (50711b and 63181). The text has since been published [Suppl., A317].

  • A148     Peace Conference Hints:

    Chronologically this should precede A147.

  • A152     Geliebte Shakespeares:

    Title essay is a translation of all but the first three sections of Shaw’s preface to The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1914).

  • A153     Modern Religion:

    A fourth copy acquired at C-B.

  • A161b    Back to Methuselah:

    Lenin’s copy (top of p. 149) was the “English”, not the “first”, edition.

  • A161c    Back to Methuselah:

    A section of the preface, captioned “The Humanitarians and the Problem of Evil”, was deleted by Shaw for the Oxford World’s Classics revised edition (1944). Consequently it does not appear in the Bodley Head edition of the Collected Plays (A296) or in the Complete Prefaces (Suppl., A334), although it will be found in Vol. II of the Complete Plays with Prefaces, 1963 (A283), which is reprinted from the 1930 setting of the Collected Edition. My thanks to Bernard F. Dukore for calling this to my attention.

  • A173b    Table-Talk:

    The cancellans mentioned at top of p. 159 appears also in some copies of the primary issue.

  • A173c    Table-Talk:

    The translation was made, not by Trebitsch, but by Kurt Busse, Hermann George Scheffauer, Elly V. Schneider-Glend, and Lotte Lisa Haedecke.

  • A176a    Plays: Pocket Edition:

    Although standing type or stereos appear to have been used for The Admirable Bashville in A176 and A177, most of the preface was newly set.

  • A181cc    Shaw on Osteopathy:

    A similar issue to A181c was printed in Birmingham, with uniform title except for addition of date “February 11th, 1927” at lower right; text printed on pp. 3–9; [10] and [11] blank; printer’s imprint: “Silk & Terry Ltd. Birm.”, at foot of [12]. Lion Brand laid paper with vertical chains, watermark at center.

    [NC] [End Page 55]

  • A184a    [Correspondence on Fascism]:

    Add (top of p. 170), following the bracketed sources: “[BL variant (50697, ff. 237–245) lacks date and note to editors; it is identified with code ‘D.D. 58 (I.I.443).’]”.

  • A184b    [Bernard Shaw & Fascism]:

    For American distribution an indeterminate number was imprinted “Price Ten Cents” on upper wrapper and hand-stamped “Printed in England” in red ink, at an angle, alongside the price. [BR-A]

  • A187d    Intelligent Woman’s Guide:

    The Hebrew translation was made from a “corrected copy” of the book supplied by Shaw, as evidenced in his letter of 13 February 1930 to J. Chachik, of Tarbuth, Ltd. [CO-W]

  • A188     Art of Rehearsal:

    SNF copy has an altered setting on upper wrapper, with re-dating of Samuel French’s incorporation to 1929 and repositioning of the line.

  • A189c    Do We Agree?

    Publisher’s name in imprint (lines 7–8) should be in uniform capitals.

  • A195a    Apple Cart:

    The copy described on p. 180 (lines 9–14) is miscoded. It should read “[HRC]”.

  • A198a    Works: Collected Edition:

    Vol. 8: alter title to Plays Pleasant. Vol. 9: new dialogue for Cæsar and Cleopatra first appeared in A176a; see also A46a note in Supplement.

  • A198c    Works: Collected Edition:

    Separate editions: 1941 Major Barbara: some of the proofs for the aborted Dodd, Mead screen edition (including “Extra Film Scenes”) survive in the BL (50518, ff. 2–15).

  • A204b    Complete Plays:

    There was no preface in the first edition; Shaw, as noted, added one to the second edition.

  • A205a    Ellen Terry and Shaw:

    Decorations in gilt on upper and lower covers mentioned on p. 202, line 3, are French cipher monograms of ET and BS, designed by Cartier. The four-volume edition of the Collected Letters (Soho, p. 202) was completed in 1988.

  • A209a    Zu wahr:

    Also noted in variant paper boards, uniform with boards issue of Der Kaiser von Amerika (A195a). Top stained pale brown [End Page 56] (ochre?); edges trimmed. Reported by Peter Grant, Rare Books Manager, Sanders of Oxford.

  • A210c    Adventures of the Black Girl:

    Add at end of second paragraph: “See A305.”

  • A212d    Future of Political Science in America:

    On p. 215, line 18, delete “[S]” and insert “[R]”. The letter quoted is in the Reading University Library, not at Sussex.

  • A218     Address to Wellington Fabians:

    A fourth copy has since been noted.

  • A220a    Prefaces:

    Shaw’s contract with Odham’s Press (last paragraph before CONTENTS) was consummated in late 1937.

  • A226a    Simpleton, &c.:

    Flyers described on p. 227, third paragraph from end, were printed on laid paper having chains either horizontal or vertical. There is a second copy of the flyer in C-B. The alternative ending to The Millionairess was first published in Vol. 32 of the Collected Edition. The 1940 Rehearsal Copy is AA21d.

  • A230     [Letter to Ellen Terry]:

    The printing by Berman was authorised by Shaw.

  • A239     Commonsense about “Daily Worker”?:

    A variant issue [C-B; Newberry] lacks the interrogation point in drop-title. The original article, in Forward (C3396), was captioned “What About ‘Daily Worker’?” When Shaw altered the title for the pamphlet, the then-extraneous point was inadvertently retained. For a second printing, the second line of the drop-title was re-positioned and the faulty punctuation deleted.

  • A241d    Pygmalion

    Add: “d. First Australian edition (1942):” Text is that of A241a (and may be a stereo printing), with imprint of Lothian Publishing Co., Melbourne, 1942. Probably issued in March 1942.

  • A242c    Florence Farr, Shaw and Yeats:

    Contains first printing of a few new footnotes on pp. ix and 17.

  • A251a    Geneva, &c.:

    Insert at end of penultimate paragraph: “A blue paper band (6.7 cm in width) was wrapped around a portion of the copies, printed between three-line borders of small squares on front and rear of band: ‘This book includes | A NEW ACT TO “GENEVA” | A G.B.S. ACT V TO “CYMBELINE” | and | THREE NEW PREFACES’, all in red. An imprint ‘3 | NEW | PREFACES’, also in red, is inserted on the band where it covers the book’s spine.” [End Page 57]

  • A253     [Saint Joan Statue]:

    Alter “of” to “on” on p. 252, line 7.

  • A257b    On Vivisection:

    Add: “‘SHAW’ on upper cover of boards issue is printed in black.”

  • A259     Sixteen Self Sketches:

    Chronologically this should precede A257 and A258.

  • A266a    Bernard Shaw and Mrs. Pat:

    C-B also has an uncorrected set of bound page proofs.

  • A271a    My Dear Dorothea:

    Add at end of last paragraph: “For later publication of the Index, see Suppl., B461.”

  • A271b    My Dear Dorothea:

    A number of uncorrected proofs were issued in wrappers. Not seen.

  • A274     Unfinished Novel:

    Limitation notice in the 950 non-numbered or lettered copies lacks the phrase “This copy is” at end. A number of advance proofs were issued in wrappers. Not seen.

  • A282a    Matter with Ireland:

    Add to the end of “The Tories and Ireland”: “See, however, Suppl., C431.”

  • A286a    On Language:

    The correspondence between Shaw and Reto Rossetti, British Esperantist, was reissued (partly in facsimile) as a separate pamphlet, G. Bernard Shaw on the Question of a Common Language . . . An Interlude in Five Acts, edited by Rossetti (undated but post-1963). No wrappers, drop-title, portrait of Shaw by Feliks Topolski on p. 1; 12pp., stapled.


  • A290     Collected Letters 1874–1897:    c. Later editions:

    A second (revised) printing was issued by Max Reinhardt, announced for publication in March 1985 (The Bookseller, 9 February), but apparently published on 30 May. Approximately 1200–1500 copies, of which 800 were shipped to the United States with imprint of Viking Press on title and on spine and with revised information on copyright page. £25; $45. American issue published on 28 June 1985. The new printing included an “Editor’s Note for Second Impression 1984”, corrections of significant factual errors and misreadings, and a list of “Present institutional sources of correspondence reproduced in 1965 from transcriptions or published texts”. [End Page 58]

  • A297a    Autobiography: 1898–1950:

    The Draft Letter to Millionaires was written in 1909. The phrase “a decade and a half later” relating to the prefatory fragment for What I Said in the Great War should read “twelve years later.”

  • A299     Road to Equality:

    Advance copies issued in brown paper wrappers with white lining (21.1 x 13.8 cm); perfect binding, edges trimmed. Two fly-leaves at front, the second lettered on recto: “These are uncorrected page proofs | bound for your reviewing convenience.” with imprint (in four lines) of Country Press, Middleboro, Mass. Lacks index; five blank leaves at end.

  • A302     Bernard Shaw’s Nondramatic . . . :

    Chronologically this should precede A301.

  • A309     Early Texts:

    Insert at vol. 8 (The Devil’s Disciple): “In the scenario for Act II (p. 6), there is an omission of the final sentence in the transliteration of the shorthand: ‘The curtain falls on A’s exit ? ? ‘.” [End Page 59]

Aa. Rough Proofs/rehearsal Copies

Revisions and Corrections

  • AA5d    Pygmalion:

    Proofs returned by Shaw on 21 August 1914, printed a few days later. Another copy at C-B.

  • AA5e    Pygmalion:

    C-B does not have this state. Ten copies were shipped for Shaw to Charles Macdona for use on his provincial tour.

  • AA10     O’Flaherty:

    Between Rough Proofs a and b, there is a variant state (C-B) in which the subtitle “An Episode . . .” is altered to “An Interlude” (all in one line, unhyphenated), and publisher’s imprint and date deleted. Pagination on p. 24 is misprinted “28.”

  • AA12b    Heartbreak:

    The unlocated rough proof described by Loewenstein may have been a proof in the Shaw collection of Ivo L. Currall, Shaw’s country solicitor in Luton, who bequeathed his collection in 1966 to the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art. Although a few years ago the Currall proof was reported as missing from the library of that institution, by good fortune Professor A. M. Gibbs of Macquarie University, New South Wales, was able to supply a Xerox print of the proof, which he had examined some years before. This photocopy indicates that the proof had the Shaw inscription “Rough Proof. Unpublished” as called for by Loewenstein on the upper cover, and the “handwritten addition on the title page: ‘A Dramatic Fantasia”‘. As the latter is not in Shaw’s hand but in that of his secretary Ann M. Elder, as are all the corrections and revisions in the text, which she transcribed presumably from those made by Shaw in the proof returned to the printer, it is uncertain whether Loewenstein had examined the original proof sent to R. & R. Clark or the one retained in the files by Miss Elder, which Currall subsequently acquired. The information establishes, however, that at least three copies of the proof existed in the first state.

  • AA13c    Annajanska:

    Add at end: “Another copy, now at CO-W, measures 17 x 12 cm.”

  • AA16b    Too True:

    Another copy at C-B.

  • AA16c    Too True:

    Add at end of p. 396: “This state has been corrected (as evidenced [End Page 60] by ‘haf’ altered to ‘half’ at foot of p. 4) and substantively revised on p. 71.”

  • AA16d    Too True:

    Insert at end: “The 21 September printing date is now questionable, as the Theatre Museum, London, has a copy in its recently acquired Maurice Colbourne Collection inscribed on the upper wrapper: ‘Corrected Prompt Copy for Mr Maurice Colbourn [sic]. G.B.S. 17th Sep. 1932.”‘

  • AA21d    Millionairess:

    Volume number on p. 406, line 11, should be 32.

  • AA25j    Buoyant Billions:

    At a count in 1988 the number of copies at Ayot had dwindled to 23.

  • AA26     Farfetched Fables

    • AA26 pre-a    Rough proof (unbound):

      This state, which precedes AA26a by more than three months, consists of ten galley-length proof sheets, constituting numbered pages 3–32, rubber-stamped “13 OCT. 1948” at top right of first galley.


    • AA26a     Revisions include an extension of Sixth and Last Fable, containing a newly introduced character.

    • AA26d     Delete “and upper wrapper” from penultimate line. As noted in previous line the wrappers are blank. [End Page 61]

B. Contributions to Books

Part I: Additional Entries


B13a     Bonner, Hypatia Bradlaugh, Charles Bradlaugh: A Record of His Life and Work. London: T. Fisher Unwin (2 vols). CONTAINS: “Halves (An Historical Poem)”; Shaw unidentified as author. Pp. 396–397. [C427] See also Suppl., B461.


B104a     The Everyman Theatre [manifesto, with preliminary list of supporters]. London: Pelican Press (printer). CONTAINS: Extracts from undated letter [22 January 1919], intended for publication, expressing approval of the scheme. P. [6]. [DHL-G] [Suppl., A314]

B110a     [Plunkett, Horace], The Irish Convention. Confidential Report to His Majesty the King by the Chairman [Horace Plunkett]. [Dublin?]: (wrappers): lettered “SECRET” in uniform black-letter capitals above title on upper wrapper and in uniform roman capitals on title-page. Shaw’s contribution cannot be precisely determined. Ideas and advice communicated in correspondence with Plunkett (see Shaw, Collected Letters 1911–1925 [1985], pp. 485–495, 506–508, 509–511) are incorporated in the report, which may have been affected as well by Shaw’s comments and editorial hand in the galleys submitted to him secretly. Plunkett later sent surreptitiously the copy of the unpublished report now in Shaw’s library at Ayot St. Lawrence. [Also at NYPL]


B167a     Chapiro, Joseph [José] (ed.), Für Alfred Kerr: Ein Buch der Freundschaft. Berlin: S. Fischer. CONTAINS: Brief statement on the absurdity of a sixtieth-birthday Festschrift. P. 137 (text in English, with German translation by Chapiro).


B195a     The Unending Quest: An Inquiry into Developments in Democratic Government. Prospectus of Fabian Society lecture series in the Kingsway Hall, London. CONTAINS: Syllabus, drafted by Shaw, of lecture “A Cure for Democracy”, later known as “Follies, Fallacies, and Facts” (27 November). P. 4. [C2883] [End Page 63]


B243a     Shih, Wei, Hsiao Po-na [Bernard Shaw]. Shanghai: Kuang Ming Shu Chü. CONTAINS: “A Message to the Chinese People” (dated “Feb. 15, 1933, Hongkong.”). Pp. 223 (in Chinese translation), 224 (in original English text). The sole copy located, in the Yenching Institute Library, Harvard University, is imprinted “3 pan” (third edition or printing) on title. May have been issued originally in 1933 or 1934.


B269a     Burton, Percy, as told to Lowell Thomas, Adventures among Immortals. London: Hutchinson. CONTAINS: Revisions by Shaw in Chapter VIII, “Shavian Adventures,” which had been extensively revised and enlarged for the British edition by Burton from the 1937 American edition of Dodd, Mead. Pp. 138–153. A set of 277 photocopies are in the British Library (RP2866).


B283a     Yugoslavia. [Ljubljana]: Putnik Ltd., Official Tourist Bureau for the Kingdom of Yugoslavia. CONTAINS: Encomium by Shaw, presumably written during his May 1929 visit. P. [2]. Shaw’s eighty-five word statement may have been drawn from a letter to a Belgrade newspaper: see C2792. [LC, H]


B293a     Hadfield, Alan, Love Lilts and Lyrics. Harrogate: Northern Lights Press (wrappers). CONTAINS: Text of stereotyped postcard [D22c] with Shaw’s holograph note, dated 10 February 1941, declining to supply a foreword.


B325a     Humberstone, Thomas Lloyd, “Battle of Trafalgar Square”. London: Ridgill Trout (paper boards; unbound). CONTAINS: Statement (90 words) concerning involvement in the Trafalgar Square demonstration of 13 November 1887. P. 14.


B345a     Downey, Kenneth (ed.), “As We Like It”: Cookery Recipes by Famous People. London: Arthur Barker, for the benefit of the Returned British Prisoners of War Association. CONTAINS: “Opinion on Recipes”. P. 143.

B350a     Sansom, Clive (compiler), By Word of Mouth: An Anthology of Prose for Reading Aloud. London: Methuen. CONTAINS: Extracts [End Page 64] from B.B.C. talk, “School” (F21), captioned “Boots, Socks, and Schools”. Pp. 24–25.


B372a     Purdom, C. B., Harley Granville Barker: Man of the Theatre, Dramatist and Scholar. London: Rockliff; Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 1956. CONTAINS: Shaw’s letter to Times Literary Supplement, 7 September 1946. P. 276.


B420a     Sloane, Eugene A., Complete Book of Bicycling. New York: Simon and Schuster. CONTAINS: Alleged fragment of Shaw’s remarks on cycling and on the club’s journal, at meeting of the Cyclists’ Touring Club, 18 March 1898. The passage, drawn from a long third-person report in the C.T.C. Gazette (April 1898), p. 128, is converted into a verbatim report, with text silently emended and embellished. [Suppl., C1262a]


B440a     Smith, J. H., Grayshott: The Story of a Hampshire Village. Petersfield [England]: Frank Westwood. CONTAINS: “Socialism and Individualism” (two letters replying to criticisms of Shaw’s lecture of 17 February, “Why I am a Socialist”). Pp. 36–39, 40–41. [C1309, C1311] Also contains: “As You Don’t Like It” [L]. Pp. 46–49. [C1318]


B441a     The Elizabethan Theatre, IX, ed. G. R. Hibbard. Port Credit, Ontario: P. D. Meany. CONTAINS: Facsimile of first page (truncated) of typed transcription of The World Betterer (later Buoyant Billions), dated 17 February 1936, in Random Cloud [pseud. of Randall McLeod], “The psychopathology of Everyday Art”. P. 106. Also, facsimile of fragment of shorthand draft of Saint Joan (1923). P. 124. Facsimile of holograph revision in rough proof of Pygmalion (1912?). P. 126.

B441b     Klinkenborg, Verlyn (compiler), British Literary Manuscripts[.] Series II: from 1800 to 1914. (New York: Pierpont Morgan Library in association with Dover Books (wrappers). CONTAINS: Facsimile of reply to ques. no. 2 in manuscript titled Dramatists Self-Revealed (1925). Unpaginated: item no. 106. This may have been material drafted for Archibald Henderson, published in Table-Talk of G.B.S. (A173) and/or Is Bernard Shaw a Dramatist? (K49). [End Page 65]


B443a     Smith, Warren Sylvester, Bishop of Everywhere: Bernard Shaw and the Life Force. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Extracts from unpublished text of lecture on Charles Darwin, 23 March 1906. Pp. 45–47.


B445     Gregory, Kenneth (ed.), The Second Cuckoo: A further selection of witty, amusing and memorable letters to The Times. London: George Allen & Unwin. CONTAINS: “The Employment of Children on the Stage”. Pp. 21–23. [C1422]

B446     Royle, Trevor, James and Jim: A Biography of James Kennaway. Edinburgh: Mainstream Publishing Co. CONTAINS: Rebuff in verse to a request in verse for an invitation to tea at Ayot St. Lawrence, 1947. Pp. 74–75. Reprinted in George Bruce and Paul H. Scott (eds.), A Scottish Postbag: Eight Centuries of Scottish letters. Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, 1986.

B447     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, III: Shaw’s Plays in Performance, ed. Daniel J. Leary. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “Less Scenery Would Mean Better Drama”. [Unidentified newspaper, U.S., c. early 1909.] Pp. [25]-27.



Bonham-Carter, Victor, Authors by Profession, Vol. 2: From the Copyright Act 1911 until the end of 1981. London: Bodley Head and Society of Authors (cloth). CONTAINS: Extracts from VR of remarks on the Dramatists’ Guild (New York) at Society of Authors meeting, 15 June 1931. Pp. 184–186. Extract from VR of remarks on cinema rights at Society of Authors meeting, 24 May 1922. P. 250. Also contains correspondence with G. Herbert Thring, Denys Kilham Roberts, and H. G. Wells; and extracts relating to authors’ affairs from a few literary journals. See also B438.

B449     Findlater, Richard (ed.), Author! Author! A selection from The Author, the journal of the Society of Authors since 1890. London and Boston: Faber and Faber (wrappers). CONTAINS (with minor deletions): “Sixty Years in Business as an Author”. Pp. 35–40. [C3592] Extract from “Mépris de Corps”. Pp. 40–41, fn. 7. [C2983] “O’Brien v. Shaw” [S: “Theatre Managers and Film Rights”]. Pp. 68–70. [C2901] “Confessions of a Benevolent and Highminded Shark”. Pp. 105–111. [C1483] [“Book Distribution”]. [End Page 66] Pp. 154–155. [C1424] “[Authors and the War:] Exploited Patriotism”. Pp. 201–203. [C3365]

B450     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, IV, ed. Stanley Weintraub. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “Shaw’s Dramatic Criticism in Our Corner, 1885–1886”, including reviews of Georges Ohnet’s Le MaÀ3Àtre de Forges and Arthur W. Pinero’s The Money Spinner [C132], Henry Arthur Jones and Wilson Barrett’s Hoodman Blind and W. G. Wills’s Olivia [C149], Henry Pettitt and Augustus Harris’s Human Nature [C162], Pinero’s Mayfair and Robert Browning’s Colombe’s Birthday [C184], Wills’s adaptation of Goethe’s Faust [C207], Jones and Barrett’s The Lord Harry, Jones’s “A Bed of Roses”, and Deslandes’ Antoinette Rigaud [C214], and a report on Mr. and Mrs. Edmund Russell’s lecture on “del Sartism” [C251]. Pp. 8–32. Also contains reprints of Shaw’s notices of the ballet Excelsior, Shelley’s The Cenci, and Shakespeare’s Love’s Labor Lost.


B451     Corrigan, Dame Felicitas, The Nun, The Infidel and The Superman. London: John Murray; Chicago: University of Chicago Press. CONTAINS: Text (in letterpress) of electioneering posters drawn by Shaw in a letter of 29 November 1931 to Dame Anne Dowson. P. 116. [Suppl., A319: facs.] Playlet for Dame Laurentia McLachlan, set in God’s office in heaven. Pp. 121–122. Contains, additionally, all the Shaw correspondence previously published in In a Great Tradition, 1956. See also A292a.

B452     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, V: Shaw Abroad, ed. Rodelle Weintraub. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Interview, probably self-drafted, in Jamaica, B.W.I., January 1911, in Stanley Weintraub, “A High Wind to Jamaica”. Pp. 39–42. [Suppl., C1760a] “Crossing Switzerland: Thun to Zürich. The Truth about the Brünig Pass and the Speed Limits”. Pp. [63]-65. [C1783] [Letter replying to attack in the Southern Cross by Father O. R. Vassall-Phillips.] Pp. 156–157. [Suppl., C2941a]


B453     Henchy, Patrick, The National Library of Ireland, 1941–1976: A look back. Dublin: National Library of Ireland Society (wrappers). CONTAINS: Facsimile of p. 82 of the holograph manuscript of The Irrational Knot. P. 14. [End Page 67]

B454     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, VI, ed. Stanley Weintraub. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Shaw’s drawing of Laurence Housman, at Stage Society Executive Council meeting, 13 October 1910. P. 82. “‘Apostasy’ Denied: An Unrecorded Shaw Letter to The Star”. Pp. [157]-158. [Suppl., C810a] “A.D. 3,000. The True Report of a County Council Candidate’s Dream. The People He Saw—What They Thought of Him and He of Them”. Pp. 158–164. [Suppl., C526a]


B455     Elliot, Vivian (comp. and ed.), Dear Mr. Shaw: Selections from Bernard Shaw’s postbag. London: Bloomsbury; North Pomfred, Vt.: Trafalgar Square, 1989. CONTAINS: Vast amount of personal correspondence between Shaw and the letter-writing public, most of it hitherto unpublished. 128 advance proofs of English edition distributed in paper wrappers.

B456     Saddlemyer, Ann, and Colin Smythe (eds.), Lady Gregory, Fifty Years After. Irish Literary Studies 13. Gerrards Cross, Bucks.: Colin Smythe; Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble. CONTAINS: “Note on Lady Gregory’s Plays”, a shorthand screed drafted in September 1910 purporting to be a verbatim report of an extemporized speech of February 1910. Pp. 274–276. [Suppl., A324]


SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, VII: Shaw: The Neglected Plays, ed. Alfred Turco, Jr. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Facsimile of four leaves [BL 50641] from Act I of corrected typescript of The World Betterer (later Buoyant Billions), hitherto unpublished. Pp. 280–283. “The Rebellious Daughter . . . Mr. Bernard Shaw Interviewed”, by Raymond Blathwayt [self-drafted?], reproduced from cutting in Ivo L. Currall scrapbook [RADA] no. 29, p. 145, where erroneously credited to The Standard, London, September 1911. Pp. 320–323. [H9] “Mr. Shaw Looks at the World: The Same Old Mistakes” [QI: J. L. Hodson]. Pp. 323–326. [C3006] “Notes by the Way” (extracts concerning plutocratic socialism). Pp. 327–328. [C3381] Extract from plan for new ending for The Devil’s Disciple, in “Green Room Gossip”. Pp. 328–329. [C1314]


B458     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, VIII, ed. Stanley Weintraub. University Park: Pennsylvania State University [End Page 68] Press. CONTAINS: “A Report from The Star [Part III]: The Inside Ceremony”. Pp. 8–10. [C946] “The Play [La Femme seule] and Its Author [Eugène Brieux]”. Pp. 105–109. [B77] “Memoirs of an Old-Fashioned Physician”. Pp. [135]-137. [C170]

B459     Wilson, Jeremy, T. E. Lawrence: Lawrence of Arabia (exhibition catalogue). London: National Portrait Gallery. CONTAINS: Inscription in Basil Liddell Hart’s ‘T. E. Lawrence’ in Arabia and After (1934), reproduced in facsimile. P. 221. One of a number of inscriptions in an interleaved, specially bound copy of the book, written at the behest of Mrs. Liddell Hart.


B460     Morrison, Harry, The Socialism of Bernard Shaw. Jefferson, N.C.: McFarland & Company. CONTAINS: Letter to the Western Socialist (“Mr. Shaw vs. a Socialist”). Pp. 70–71. [C3504] Also contains a brief unpublished letter to the same journal, 15 February 1944. Pp. 71–72.

B461     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, IX: Shaw Offstage: The Nondramatic Writings, ed. Fred D. Crawford. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Shaw’s unpublished subject index to My Dear Dorothea (with a facsimile of the manuscript text of the index); a passage of 105 words omitted from the published text (A271); and a few minor deletions, as noted by Laura Tahir in “My Dear Dorothea: Shaw’s Earliest Sketch”. Pp. [7]-21. “The Best Books for Children” (unpublished except for one paragraph). Pp. [25]-28. [C377] “Halves (An Historical Poem)”. P. 32. [C427] “A Northumberland-street Ballad”. Pp. 34–35. [C456] “From the Housetops”. Pp. 35–36. [Suppl., C633a] The Salt of the Earth, Chapters 17, 21–22. Pp. 47–76. [C762] “Civilization and the Soldier”. Pp. [99]-112. [C1354] “Orkney and Shetland” (hitherto unpublished). Pp. [139]-144. Also contains reprints of “A Balfour Ballad” [C392], two letters to The Times, 2 and 25 January 1934, on B.B.C. pronunciation [C3030, C3034], and facsimile of a postcard to A. Lloyd James on B.B.C. pronunciation.


B462     Gibbs, A. M. (ed.), Shaw: Interviews and Recollections. Basingstoke, Hampshire: Macmillan; Iowa City: University of Iowa. CONTAINS: a considerable number of uncollected texts or extended extracts from texts, including “An Aberrant Candidate: I”. Pp. 70–72. [C1437] “John Bull’s Other Island: George Bernard Shaw—A Conversation”. Pp. 134–136. [C1462] “Photography: I”. [End Page 69] Pp. 200–201. [C3938] “The Causes of the War”. Pp. 233–236. [C2003] “The Conscription Issue”. Pp. 237–238. [C2027] “British Insularity”. Pp. 241–243. [C2080] “Shaw on Writing Plays”. Pp. 313–315. [Unpublished typescript, 1925 (Currall Collection, RADA), which formed the basis for C2593] “South Africa, 1932: I”. Pp. 327–328. [C2940] “South Africa, 1935”. Pp. 329–330. [C3109] “If Labour Came to Power”. Pp. [349]-352. [C2234] “Advice to Welsh Students”. Pp. 352–353. [C2524] “Shaw on Fascism”. Pp. 354–355. [C2895] “Halt, Hitler!” Pp. 355–358. [C2999] “The Empire and Self-government”. Pp. 362–363. [QI for John Hockin, 9 July 1936, from manuscript in HRC: publication unlocated] “Germany and Europe”. Pp. 364–365. [C3245] “Will there be Another World War?” Pp. 366–368. [C3277] “The State of the Theatre”. Pp. 376–378. [C2997] “On Writing Plays”. Pp. 379–381. [C3023] “The First Play I Ever Saw”. Pp. 382–383. [C3280] “Pygmalion and the Film Industry”. Pp. 387–388. [C3324] “Filmdom’s Illiterates”. Pp. 388–389. [C3291] “The Film Industry”. Pp. 392–393. [Suppl., C3625a] “Dress and the Writer”. Pp. 403–404. [C1474] “Votes for Women”. Pp. 405–406. [C1534] “America: II”. P. 408. [C2871] “Religion and Spiritualism: I”. Pp. 409–411. [C2390] “Religion and Spiritualism: II”. Pp. 411–413. [C2763] “On Hurting Feelings”. Pp. 414–415. [C2529] Also contains extracts from interviews for which Shaw did not provide written texts, as well as much reprinted material.

B463     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, X, eds. Stanley Weintraub and Fred D. Crawford. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “A Novel by Mr. Julian Hawthorne” [review of Hawthorne’s Love—or a Name]. Pp. 137–139. [C182] “A Strange Voyage” [review of Clark Russell’s novel A Strange Voyage]. Pp. 139–141. [C177]


B464     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XI: Shaw and Politics, ed. T. F. Evans. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “The Sage of Ayot St. Lawrence” [letter replying to a review by Walter Elliot of Everybody’s Political What’s What?]. Pp. 216–217. [C3547] “Marriage of Whites and Blacks” [abridged text, erroneously captioned “Marriages of White and Black”]. Pp. 91–92. [C3109]


B465     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XII, ed. Fred D. Crawford. University Park, Pa: Pennsylvania State University [End Page 70] Press. CONTAINS: “Early Journalism in the Pall Mall Gazette”: “Unsigned Note” [Hamlet lecture from a Theosophic point of view]. P. [287]. [C158] “Unsigned Note” [Watkiss Lloyd’s view of Shakespeare’s prose as metrical]. Pp. [287]-288. [C180] “‘Macbeth’ at the Olympic”. Pp. 288–290. [C253] “At the Opera” [La Traviata]. Pp. 290–292. [C293] “Sir Charles Warren’s Courage” [L]. Pp. 292–293. [C373] “The Progress of Despotism in London. Prophetic Calendar for the Next Month”. Pp. 293–295. [C374] “‘The Taming of the Shrew”‘ [L., pseudonymously signed Horatia Ribbonson]. Pp. 295–296. [C447] All of the foregoing writings edited by Brian Tyson. Also contains unpublished Shaw correspondence with Edward McNulty, in McNulty’s “Memoirs of G.B.S.”, ed. Dan H. Laurence.


B466     King, W. Davies, Henry Irving’s “Waterloo”: Theatrical Engagements with Arthur Conan Doyle, George Bernard Shaw, Ellen Terry, Edward Gordon Craig: Late-Victorian Culture, Assorted Ghosts, Old Men, War, and History. Berkeley: University of California Press. CONTAINS: Brief comments by Shaw on proof copy of a letter written by Gordon Craig to The Observer (1930). P. 216. Also contains extract from a Shaw letter to Ellen Terry (1897), hitherto unpublished. P. 170. Full text of this letter (31 January 1897) published in Theatrics, 1995. [Suppl., A329]

B467     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XIII: Shaw and Other Playwrights, ed. John A. Bertolini. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “Barrie: ‘The Man with Hell in His Soul”‘ [statement for W. R. Titterton just after Barrie’s death]. Pp. [151]-153. [C3197]


B468     Studies in Bibliography: Papers of the Bibliographical Society of the University of Virginia, XLVII, ed. David L. Vander Meulen. Charlottesville, Va.: University Press of Virginia. CONTAINS: Letter to the Cambridge Review on Shaw’s lecture “Socialism and the University Man” at Cambridge on 24 October 1907. Pp. 222–223. [Suppl., C1618a] Statement praising the Cambridge Review’s weekly “conspectus of the foreign press”, 11 November 1916. Pp. 223–224. [Suppl., C2095a]. Both texts reproduced in Arthur Sherbo, “Shaw’s Forgotten Lecture (and Other Matters Shavian)”. Pp. 221–230. [End Page 71]


B469     Kelly, Bill and Vonnie, with Ronan Foster (compilers), The Book of Kelly’s. Dublin: Zeus Publishing. CONTAINS: Facsimile of Shaw’s holograph entry in the guest book of Kelly’s Strand Hotel, Rosslare, 19 August 1922. Full text: “7th–19th August 1922—Important to Artists and Men of Letters—Rosslare Strand is one of the best in Ireland to draw or write on with a walking stick.”

B470     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XV, ed. Fred D. Crawford. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: Verses (1884), “The Singing Witch wrestling with a Devil for Her Lover’s Soul. Dedicated to Miss Katie Samuel.”, with six letters (all but one unpublished) to Samuel, and four from Samuel to Shaw, in Dan H. Laurence, “Katie Samuel: Shaw’s Flameless ‘Old Flame”‘. Pp. 3–19. “Shaw’s Diary Fragments, Some Additions,” ed. Stanley Weintraub (omissions by Stanley Rypins in transcriptions of entries for 1876–1883 in a pocket notebook, and for omissions covering February to May and cash accounts in an 1880 diary (see Suppl., A317). Pp. [203]-[209]. “Toast to Albert Einstein,” ed. Fred D. Crawford. Full text of speech delivered on 28 October 1930. Pp. [231]-241. See also A285, B203, C2876.


B471     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XVII: Shaw and Science Fiction, ed. Milton T. Wolf. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “Utopias,” ed. Fred D. Crawford [hitherto unpublished paper, read to the Hampstead Historical Club, 25 May 1887]. Pp. [65]-80.


B472     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XVIII, ed. Fred D. Crawford. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “Shaw’s Advice to Irishmen.” Report, partially verbatim, of lecture “Literature in Ireland”, Dublin, 26 October 1918; as published in the Irish Times, Dublin, 28 October. Pp. [63]-66. (Suppl., C2184a)


B473     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XIX: Shaw and History, ed. Gale K. Larson. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: “‘The Dark Lady’: G.B.S. Replies [End Page 72] to Frank Harris”. Full text of a self-drafted interview given to W. R. Titterton, published abridged in the Daily Mail, London (24 November 1910), 1:7. Pp. [79]-83. [C1753]


B474     SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XX: Bibliographical Shaw, eds. Dan. H. Laurence and Fred. D. Crawford, assisted by MaryAnn K. Crawford. University Park: Pennsylvania State University Press. CONTAINS: [“A Devil of a Fellow: Self-Criticism”] [published in German translation as Ein Teufelskerl: Selbstkritik, 1903; hitherto unpublished in the original English.] Pp. 247–252. [C1419] Also contains unpublished Shaw correspondence with Siegfried Trebitsch and F. L. Leipnik in Samuel A. Weiss, “Bernard Shaw’s Further Letters to Siegfried Trebitsch.”

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • B18     International Demonstration:

    Full text of Shaw’s elusive “opinion”: “The only chance of getting [Frederick] Charles out, is to manage the matter quietly, by working on such sense of shame as may exist at the Home Office for what they must know to be a successful booby-trap, set by the police, rather than a serious conspiracy.”

  • B20     Martyrdom:

    Published in the “Volcano Series”, distributed both by C. A. Watts and by the Truthseeker Co.

  • B34     Report of a Public Discussion:

    The pagination should be: 22–26, 38–42.

  • B60     Ancoats Brotherhood:

    The essay turns up again in the Ancoats Recreation Brotherhood Programme 1923–1924. [SNF]

  • B64     George Bernard Shaw:

    Shaw revised and corrected typescript of Chapter XVII (Chapter XV in the published book), “Artist and Philosopher”. In the English proofs he made a number of corrections and minor revisions; deleted ninety words from the “Art Critic” chapter (p. 211); and added a footnote on p. 475. [NC]

  • B72     Our Irish Theatre:

    The Irish Literary Society meeting was on 25 March 1898. Shaw did not lecture: he spoke following a talk by Frederic Whyte. [End Page 73]

  • B87     England on the Witness Stand:

    Add: “Alter sub-title to ‘the Anglo-German Case.’ Editor was F[rederick]. F. Schrader.”

  • B127     Best of the Year:

    Alter caption to read “An Apology to Posterity.”

  • B163     Revolt in the Desert:

    References to Winston Churchill, in the American edition issued by George H. Doran, were deleted from the foreword.

  • B176     Western Civilization:

    The lecture was delivered on 23 November.

  • B178     Worst Journey:

    The publisher was Constable & Co.

  • B186     Adventures:

    The statement appears on p. 28.

  • B214     Bernard Shaw:

    Shaw rewrote Part I, Chapter 2; and corrected and revised galleys, supplying hundreds of corrections, deletions, and additions. [NC]

  • B215     Malvern Festival 1932:

    London theatre critics en route by plane to Malvern for the first performance of Too True to be Good on 6 August 1932 were provided with a “printed letter” (not seen) from Shaw, consisting of extended extracts from the Too True article. See Desmond MacCarthy review of 13 August (K128).

  • B242     Portraits and Figures:

    The exhibitor was the White Allom Galleries.

  • B263     T. E. Lawrence:

    Published in the United States by Doubleday, Doran, Garden City, N.Y., 1937.

  • B287     Soviet-Finnish Campaign:

    Reprinted in Winnipeg, Manitoba, by Contemporary Publishers, 1943, under the title The Dean of Canterbury and George Bernard Shaw introduce My Russian Travel Diary by Major A. S. Hooper . . .

  • B310     Letters to the Editor:

    The work is a pamphlet.

  • B319     G.B.S. 90:

    Pre-publication copies distributed to attendees of Ninetieth Birthday Dinner in New York, 25 July 1946, sponsored by the Saturday Review of Literature. Bound in between free front end-paper and half-title was a four-page programme containing menu and list of scheduled events for the evening. [End Page 74]

  • B320     Against Corporal Punishment:

    The pamphlet was issued in London by the Committee for the Abolition of Corporal Punishment in Schools, calling for repeal of the law that legalized such chastisement. Shaw’s brief foreword appears on p. [1]. [SNF] Text collected in Suppl., A334.

  • B333     Androcles [Programme]:

    The “G.B.S. and the Lion” fragment was extracted from a letter of 16 August 1913 to Charlotte F. Shaw; published in full in Suppl., A314.

  • B356     Thirty Years with G.B.S.:

    British publication was by Victor Gollancz, London, 1951.

  • B384     Sweet and Twenties:

    Sidney Dark is an error for Sidney Blow here and in C2624.

  • B408     Unrepentant Pilgrim:

    There was also a Canadian edition by Macmillan of Canada, Toronto, 1965. An edition by Gollancz, London, was issued in 1966.

  • B438     Authors by Profession:

    See also Suppl., B448.

  • B439a     Shaw’s Champions:

    None of the titles in this entry was indexed. [End Page 75]

BB. Works Edited by Shaw

  • Revisions and Corrections

    BB1     Co-operative Commonwealth:

    Revise final sentence: “The work was first issued in the Bellamy Library in a ‘SECOND EDITION’, so noted at left foot of upper wrapper; undated on title or wrapper.”

  • BB15     Manifesto of Vestry Elections:

    The manifesto was drafted by Edward R. Pease, revised by Shaw and Graham Wallas, as noted in Shaw’s diary entry on 8 May 1893. [BLPES]

  • BB28a     Worst Journey:

    The 1929 reissue was published by Constable & Co.

  • BB28b     Worst Journey:

    Publication was in April 1923.

  • BB36     Creative Evolution:

    A proof state noted, with H. C. Duffin’s name set larger than the “REVISED BY SHAW” credit. In the published copies Duffin’s name has been reduced to 0.2 cm and the Shaw credit enlarged to 0.3 cm. [NLI] [End Page 76]

C. Contributions to Periodicals

Part I: Additional Entries


C66a     Second Fiddle to Bacchus [uns.], The Hornet, XXIII (3 October), 473. Assignment is conjectural. Although Shaw’s cuttings-book for The Hornet (BL 50691) ends on 26 September (C66), his engagements diary [BLPES] contains, in a record of musical events attended for the journal, an entry on 17 October “last Ht contributed to”, which suggests that Shaw may have contributed to the first three issues in October. The 10 and 17 October issues contain only brief reviews of new music, which could conceivably have been by Shaw. Very likely to have been Shaw’s is a lengthy piece on 3 October, dealing with promenade concerts and florid conductors, much in his early satiric spirit, introducing a number of musical apparitions: “The wraith of Mozart . . . The spirit of Bach . . . The ghost of Beethoven”, which anticipates more sophisticated but similar treatments of apparitions in “The St. James’s Hall Mystery” (C3973) written in 1879 and in the 1887 “Don Giovanni Explains” (A198a, vol. 6). See also musical “ghost” allusions in The World on 18 November 1891 (C823) and 7 March 1894 (C1005). The only known surviving copy of The Hornet for 3 October 1877 is in the Guildhall Library, London.


C429a     What the World Says [note on Fontainebleau pictures of John Haynes Williams, conjecturally ascribed by Stanley Weintraub (who is probably right) in Bernard Shaw on the London Art Scene, 1989]. The World, No. 721 (25 April), 15.

C447a     How to Earn £400 a Night [uns. rev. of Maurice Strakosch’s Ten Commandments of Music, ed. M. le Roy]. The Star (8 June), 4:3. [Suppl., A332]

C493a     The Messiah of Social Democracy [review, signed “George Bernard Shaw,” of William Harbutt Dawson’s German Socialism and Ferdinand Lassalle]. The Star (31 October), 4:2. [Suppl., A332]

C505a     Occasional Notes [uns. note on Wilma Norman-Neruda’s performance in the Dvor;akák Quintet]. Pall Mall Gazette (26 November), 4:1–2. [A310c: second revised ed.] [End Page 77]


C526a     A.D. 3000. The True Report of a County Council Candidate’s Dream [uns.]. The Star (17 January), 6:3–4. [Suppl., B454]

C630a     [Note on Les Brigands (Offenbach-Gilbert) written for H. W. Massingham’s “London” letter]. Norfolk News, Norwich (21 September), 8:1.

C633a     From the Housetops [uns. verses]. The Star (9 October), 3:6.


C689a     Anonymity [S: Part II: unidentified statements provided for Tighe Hopkins]. New Review, II (March), 265–276. Shaw’s remarks appear on p. 275.

C753a     What the World Says [two uns. notes: pastellists’ exhibition at the Grosvenor Gallery and Waterloo House exhibition of Jules Garnier’s illustrations for Rabelais’ Gargantua and Pantagruel]. The World, No. 851 (22 October), 20. [Suppl., A321]


C810a     The Other Shaw [L]. The Star (18 August), 2:3. [Suppl., B454]


C836a     Mainly About People [uns. note on Henry Seiffert’s performance of Bruch’s Scottish Fantasia]. The Star (25 January), 1:8. [Suppl., A310c]


C1222a     Ought We to Give Up Socialism? [S]. The Idler, XII (October), Shaw’s contribution on p. 568. Full text: “Well, if you can’t understand it any better than to ask such a d—— silly question, I should say, Yes.”


C1262a     Annual General Meeting [text of Shaw speech in third person at 18 March meeting of Cyclists’ Touring Club]. C.T.C. Gazette, XVII (April), 128. Eugene A. Sloane, in Complete Book of Bicycling (New York: Simon and Schuster, 1970), re-cast extracts, with several altered readings, into a first-person account. [Suppl., B420a]


C1322a     The Queen’s Chocolate [SDI on Arms and the Man and Victoria’s gift of chocolates to troops in South Africa]. Evening News (28 November), 2:7. [End Page 78]


C1404a     “A Shelf of Honour”: “G.B.S.” on the New British Academy [QI]. Daily Express (15 September), 5:4.


C1423a     The Immorality of Virtue [L. replying to Henry Snell’s “The Paradoxical Platitudes of G.B.S.” on 13 June]. Ethics: An Organ of the Ethical Movement, VI (20 June), 198–199.


C1441a     The [Second] Annual Dinner [VR: toast to “The Critics,” Café Monico, 11 April]. Stage Society News, No. 5 (11 May), 31–32.


C1482a     The [Third] Annual Dinner [VR: reply to Lord Lytton’s proposal of a toast to the Stage Society, Café Monico, 14 April]. Stage Society News, No. 12 (3 May), 27–28.


C1578a     Mr. Massingham. [VR: remarks at testimonial dinner for H. W. Massingham on 9 March]. Daily News (11 March), 8:2.

C1598a     The New “Cleopatra” in Leeds: Mr. Bernard Shaw Says “The Bewilderment Will Wear Off” [wire replying to editor’s report that Caesar and Cleopatra at British premiere had “utterly bewildered” the audience and his inquiry to Shaw, “Are you surprised?”]. Yorkshire Evening Post, Leeds (18 September), 4:7. Full text: “I am not at all surprised at the enthusiastic reception. I am enthusiastic about Forbes Robertson’s creation of ‘Caesar’ myself. The bewilderment will wear off.”

C1618a     [Correspondence] [L: reply to Charles R. Webster criticism on 14 November of Shaw’s lecture “Socialism and the University Man” to the Cambridge Fabian Society on 24 October]. Cambridge Review, XXIX (28 November), 121. [Suppl., B468]


C1705a     “Blanco Posnet” . . . Scenes of the Play [synopsis, with several brief passages from the play (“By the courtesy of Mr. Bernard Shaw”)]. Daily Telegraph (25 August), 6:6. This was date of technical publication in the United States. [End Page 79]


C1760a     Interesting Interview with Mr. Bernard Shaw [QI]. Daily Gleaner, Kingston, Jamaica (12 January), 1:6, 6:1. [Suppl., B452]


C1801a     Mr. Bernard Shaw on American Gaels [statement on arrest of Irish Players’ company performing Synge’s The Playboy of the Western World in Philadelphia]. Pall Mall Gazette (19 January), 1:3. [Suppl., A324]

C1821a     Bernard Shaw Irony: German Police Censorship of Plays [cited as contribution to the Annual Report of the German Free Stage Society, on play censorship control by police Pres. Herr Von Jagow]. Aberdeen Free Press (1 July), 11:7. Reprinted from report of Berlin correspondent in the Daily News (not located).


C1914a     London’s Magnificent Rally to the Dublin Rebels [VR: speech on 1 November at Albert Hall meeting in aid of the Dublin transport workers’ strike]. Daily Herald (3 November), 7:2. Sub-captioned “Bernard Shaw Hits Out.”

C1919a     Shaw Crowds Out Brandes [report, partially verbatim, of speech from chair at Royal Society of Literature reception on 1 December to honor Georg Brandes, who lectured on Nietzsche]. Unidentified U. S. newspaper (cutting in DHL-G), 4 December; reprinted in Independent Shavian (New York), VII (1969), 41–42.


C1927a     To Give “Serial Plays” [statement on London Coliseum plan to present popular plays one act at a time in weekly Variety bills]. New York Times (3 April), 4:5.


C2002a     Cat Jumping Our Way, Says G. B. Shaw [S: brief statement for W. Orton Tewson (uncredited) on Italy’s entrance into the war]. New York American (6 June), L-3:3.


C2053a     Bernard Shaw Comforts the Gaelic Press [statement on Defence of the Realm regulations and “seizure” of Three Plays for Puritans in raid by military authorities]. Honesty (Dublin), II (15 April), 3–4. [End Page 80]

C2063a     Mr. C. H. Norman [L]. New Age, n.s. XIX (18 May), 69. This was a private letter to Norman, published with Shaw’s permission at Norman’s request.

C2084a     One More Year of War, Say Nations After Two Years [S: “How long will the war last?” “What will another year of the war cost in lives and money?” “What will then be the condition of the principal belligerent nations?”] New York American (23 July), 1:6–7. Shaw’s reply to all three questions, “I don’t know,” was deleted in later editions. The uncredited questioner was W. Orton Tewson.

C2095a     Let us now be Praised by Famous Men. Half-minutes with the Best Authors [L: extract (200 words), praising publication of the Government’s weekly “conspectus of the foreign press” and expressing concern about “a dangerous discrepancy between the instructed official and executive opinion and public opinion”]. Cambridge Magazine (Cambridge, England), VI (11 November), 97.

C2102a     Shaw Denies British Bar His Coming Here [statement to deny that he intends or desires to visit the United States to lecture]. New York Times (19 December), 2:5.


C2141a     English Socialist Societies [text in English]. Les Nations (Paris), I (3 August), 117–118. [IISG: only known complete run of the journal.] Reprinted in the Independent Shavian (New York), XXXIV, Nos. 1–2 (1996), 18–20.

C2148a     G.B.S. and Votes for Women [message to Irish Women’s Franchise League]. Freeman’s Journal, Dublin (29 October), 4:8.

C2159a     “The New Nation” [L: reply to George Russell letter and poem of 19 December, in which Shaw argues, “There are no Celts in Ireland”]. Irish Times, Dublin (24 December), 3:6.


C2184a     Mr. G. Bernard Shaw and Irish Literature [partial VR of 26 October Dublin lecture on “Literature in Ireland”]. Irish Times, Dublin (28 October), 6:6. [Suppl., B472]


C2216b     Shall We Keep Our Soldiers on the Rhine for Fifteen Years? [S: opinions on the German peace treaty]. Daily Herald (9 May), 1:2. [End Page 81]

C2226a     Interest More Deadly Than Rent [VR (extract): lecture on poverty and capital; neither date nor source provided by editor, J. B. Barnhill]. Humanity First (Riverdale, Md.), I (July), 4. [M]

C2226b     American Patriots and Persecutions [L. to Frank Harris, intended for publication]. Pearson’s (New York), XLI (July), [388]-390. [Suppl., A313, A314]


C2278a     What I Think of the Cinema [QI]. Picture Plays (13 March), 4:1–3.

C2278b     Before the Mourners’ Tears Were Dried: “Who Was Mr. Charles Garvice?”: A Protest and Some Opinions from Eminent Novelists and Dramatists. Sunday Express (14 March), 1:1–2.

C2293a     Mr. Shaw on the Question of Income Tax [L]. Authors’ League [of America] Bulletin (New York), VIII (August–September), 7.

C2310a     Can We Be Merry?—Yes [S: “Can this Christmas be a merry one?”]. The Star (24 December), 1:3.


C2328a     Why Garden Cities Should be Supported [VR: talk to Garden Cities and Town Planning Association on 11 March]. Garden Cities and Town Planning, XI (April), 89–91.


C2380a     A Poorly-Paid and Miserable Job [statement (350 words) “as to the need for maintaining our national expenditure on education at the maximum necessary to ensure efficiency”]. One and All: The Organ of the National Adult School Union (February), 19.

C2384a     Does Genius Go Unrecognised? [QI: H. M. Forbes]. Lloyds Sunday News (5 March), 11:1–3.

C2457a     The Annual Meeting [of the Society of Authors, on 24 May]: Discussion of Subsidiary Rights [partial VR of Shaw’s remarks on increased cinematic value of subsidiary rights, and on publishers’ agreements]. The Author, XXXII (July), 277–278.

C2468a     G.B.S. & Birth Control [message to Society for Constructive Birth Control on inability to attend dinner honouring Marie Stopes]. Manchester Guardian (23 November). Not located. Cutting in Henderson scrapbook, X (1921–24), p. [69]. [NC]


C2490a     Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Vote [by-election campaign testimonial for A. Fenner Brockway, parliamentary Labour candidate]. The Observer [End Page 82] (16 March), 13:3–4. Also, as “Mr. G. B. Shaw on [Westminster] Abbey Contest”, in the Sunday Times (16 March), 17:5. Reprinted, as “Churchill Divides Unionist Leaders”, in the New York Times (16 March), 5:1. [B291]

C2500a     “I Hate the Poor”: G. B. Shaw and His £3,000 Pocket Money [VR: extract from speech at Norwich on 6 May]. Daily Sketch (7 May), 3:3.

C2501a     Mr. Bernard Shaw as a “Librettist” [reply, in facs., to suggestion that Saint Joan be made into an opera, preferably by Edward Elgar]. Evening Standard (31 May), 9:2–3.

C2504a     When Shaw Earned £5 a Week . . . His Hints for Music Critics [VR: extract from speech on 27 June to British Music Society Congress]. Liverpool Evening Press (27 June), 1:6. A fuller (third-person) report published in “British Music Society: Annual Congress”, Musical Times, LXV (August), 743.


C2594a     Bernard Shaw on Caned Schoolboys [L: signed Blanche Patch, but drafted in third person by Shaw]. The People (25 April), 10:3–4.

C2608a     Your Religion: What Do the People Believe? [QI: prepared in consultation with “leaders of thought,” including Shaw, Augustine Birrell, and J. M. Robertson]. Daily News (21 August), 7:1–2.

C2615a     G.B.S. Unmoved: Queen’s Hall as Cinema? [statement]. Daily News (23 October), 7:2.


C2636a     [Statement on the Cinematographic Films Bill]. The Bioscope, LXX (17 March), 31. Full text: “My contempt for it deprives me of speech.” Cited in Donald Spoto, The Dark Side of Genius: The Life of Alfred Hitchcock (1983), 99.

C2662a     Shaw & Shakespeare: Should the Stratford Repertoire Be Mixed? “G.B.S.” Against Proposal [L]. Birmingham Mail (24 September), 4:5. Reprinted in The Stage (29 September), 17:1.


C2753a     Depesza Bernarda Shaw [Bernard Shaw’s Cable]. Czas (Cracow), No. 258 (9 November), 4:1–2. Published in one of a series of articles, “Ten Years Ago,” described as a cable sent by Shaw to the Executive Committee of the Russian Duma “directly after the abdication of the Tsar” in March 1917. Shaw, in a letter of 14 November 1928, informed Floryan Sobieniowski [End Page 83] that he had no recollection of the “alleged message,” which he thought was an article rather than a telegraphic communication, but that there was “nothing in it that I disagree with,” and contained “one or two things which no one else is likely to have said . . .” [NYPL-B]

C2753b     Warum G.B. Shaw lieber Ungar unter tschechischer, als Tscheche unter ungarischer Herrschaft sein Möchte . . . [amended version of statement of 28 October in Lidové Noviny (C2747), communicated on 9 November in the form of a letter to his Hungarian agent Émile Szalai, who had informed Shaw the injudicious earlier comments would probably damage his standing in Hungary]. Pester Lloyd, Budapest (14 November), 1:3, 2:1–3, 3:1 [published in German translation].


C2784a     [Statement (one of several brief comments) to editor Wilfrid Partington on a galley proof, concerning Harper publication of Cashel Byron’s Profession, 1886.] [C-B] In: Mrs. T. P. O’Connor, “Bernard Shaw’s Manuscript”, Bookman’s Journal, 3rd series, XVII (April), 16 (“Note”).

C2799a     Shaw Exhibition at the Library [partial VR: speech at Malvern Public Library, replying to Edward Elgar, on 17 August]. Malvern Gazette (23 August), 8:4–5, 9:3.

C2801a     End of Malvern Festival [VR: speech on 31 August, following final performance]. Malvern Gazette (6 September), 7:6.

C2827a     Musical Copyright [L: signed by Lord Gorell, Chairman, Incorporated Society of Authors, Playwrights and Composers, but created from a draft letter and notes supplied by Shaw]. The Times (12 December), 10:4.

C2830b     Geburtstags-Gruss: Siegfried Trebitsch heute sechzig Jahre [statement]. Berliner Tageblatt, Morgen-Ausgabe (21 December), 3:3. Re-translated text by Samuel A. Weiss, as “A Shavian Birthday Greeting,” Independent Shavian (New York), XXXII, No. 1 (1994), 8.


C2834a     G.B.S. & National Theatre [VR: extracts of speech at National Theatre demonstration in Kingsway Hall on 31 January]. Daily Telegraph (1 February), 8:3.

C2843a     [Facsimile of a page of proof of The Intelligent Woman’s Guide to Socialism and Capitalism, with holograph corrections, illustrating an uns. article (not by Shaw), “William Maxwell: Printer of [End Page 84] Books”.] In: The Printing Industry Today and Tomorrow: A Special Number, Monotype Recorder, XXIX (March–May), [12].

C2884a     G.B.S. Does Not Believe in Santa Claus [S]. The Star (24 December), 9:1.


C2921a     “Abolish the Dole”: G.B.S. Suggests Shorter Working Day. Leeds Mercury (26 August), 5:1–2.


C2941a     “G.B.S.” Replies to Priest’s Attack . . . Swords Crossed Over Views on Christianity [L. replying to Father O. R. Vassall-Phillips’s denouncement in Roman Catholic weekly The Southern Cross on 20 January]. Cape Argus, Cape Town (23 January), 11:4. [Suppl., B452]

C2960a     G.B.S. Takes a Hand [statement to unidentified journalist on controversy between Einstein and Arthur Lynch, on relativity, in The Case Against Einstein, which Shaw awaits “breathlessly”]. North Mail and Newcastle Chronicle (12 July), 9:1.

C2963a     Mr. Shaw Criticises the Critics [on reviews of Too True to be Good]. Evening Standard (8 August), 4:4.


C2996a     George Bernard Shaw Replies to [Hannen] Swaffer: “I did not Twaddle” [L: on interviews during recent cruise]. World’s Press News, IX (4 May), 1:2–3.

C3009a     The Countryman Club [note, in facs., declining request to serialize Village Wooing]. The Countryman (Idbury), VIII (October), 231.


C3037a     Will Hollywood Upset G.B.S.’s Apple-cart? [QI: Hugh Spencer, on Radio Pictures’ acquisition of rights to The Devil’s Disciple]. Pictorial Weekly (17 February). Not located. Cutting in Henderson scrapbook, XVI (1933–34), p. [36]. [NC]

C3060a     Speech and Speed [partial VR: talk on speech and articulation, at summer school of the School of Euchorics and Drama, 10 August]. Malvern Gazette (17 August), 3:3–4.


C3112a     Get It Off Your Chest! [reply to query “What is your grumble?”]. Daily Mirror (16 July), 7:1. Full text: “That’s easy to answer, because I never grumble at all!” [End Page 85]

C3116a     When G.B.S. Was Leader of Revolution [partial VR: talk at Malvern Festival on drama]. Worcester Evening News (14 August), 10:4–5.

C3116b     Actor’s Salvation: “G.B.S.” Gives Advice [VR: speech at British Drama League summer school on 13 August]. Malvern Gazette (17 August), 3:6–7.


C3143a     Famous—And Then Starving [statement on need for increased Civil List pension funds for creative artists]. News Chronicle (13 May), 11:7.

C3149     Bernard Shaw Chooses a Birthplace: Ireland Rather Than England—But Preferably Neither [QI: Elliseva Sayers]. Sunday Dispatch (21 June), 8:2–3.

C3152a     What I Think of Women [QI: Elliseva Sayers, with facs. of one answer]. Manchester Evening News (25 July), 4:3–7.

C3156a     Mr. G. B. Shaw “In the Air” [partial VR: speech after Ivor Brown lecture “The Impossibility of Dramatic Criticism” on 30 July]. Malvern Gazette (1 August), 6:4–5.

C3156b     Mr. Shaw Plants a Tree [VR: speech on 27 July after planting a mulberry tree in Priory Park]. Malvern Gazette (1 August), 7:5–6.

C3156c     Mr. Shaw and Marionettes [VR: speech at Lanchester Marionette Theatre on 24 July]. Malvern Gazette (1 August), 10:5.


C3199a     Bernard Shaw: At Pier Theatre [VR: curtain speech after Malvern Players’ production of Candida]. Eastbourne Gazette (30 June), 1:4.

C3199b     Mr. Shaw Takes Curtain Call [VR: speech after B.B.C. telecast (first of a Shaw play) of How He Lied to Her Husband, on 8 July]. Daily Telegraph (9 July), 16:2. [F22]

C3221a     Sovietism. Story Magazine (New York), XI (December), 6–8, 85–92. [A187d]


C3236a     Bernard Shaw Discusses the Cinema in an Interview with Glyn Roberts [QI?]. Film Weekly (12 February), 6–7. [Suppl., A335]

C3238a     Gluck—Wagner—Shaw [L: replying to criticism of his musical commentary in preface to Cymbeline Refinished: see C3234]. London Mercury, XXXVII (March), 532.

C3242a     Eire—Ulster—and Britain [QI: S[eán]. MacBride, on Anglo-Irish Relations]. Sunday Chronicle, Manchester (13 March), Irish [End Page 86] edition. Not located. Cutting in Henderson scrapbook, XXI (1938), pp. [2–3]. [NC]


C3301a     Bernard Shaw on Nit-Wit Film Writers: “Why I Joined the S.W.A.” [British Screen Writers’ Association] [QI: R. B. Marriott]. The Era, CI (23 March), 1:1–2.

C3321a     But Mr. Shaw Won’t Attend [QI: Cecil Wilson, on Malvern premiere of “In Good King Charles’s Golden Days”, with facs. of one reply]. Daily Mail (5 August), 8:3–4.


C3359a     His Few Words on Meat Rations [an amusing vegetarian point of view: “beef made Old England what it is. BUT LOOK WHAT IT IS! . . .”]. Daily Express (8 February), 5:3.

C3366a     What Shaw Thinks of Russia and Finland [QI: E. M. Salzer, on the Russo-Finnish peace accord and its possible ramifications]. The Leader, No. 978 (6 April), 18. Reprinted, in facsimile, as “O to be in Finland,” in New Statesman, CXIV (31 July 1987), 8:1.

C3369a     Londoners Are in Favour [S. on the “Control Everything” Law (conscription of all national resources)]. The Star (23 May), 3:4. Re-captioned “Londoners (and Bernard Shaw) Are Happy” in Late Special Edition.

C3377a     G.B.S. Says We Are Nation of Slaves [L. to Union of Democratic Control: extract]. Daily Herald (27 August), 3:1–2.

C3378a     If they made me the British Haw-Haw! says Bernard Shaw [QI: E. M. Salzer, on the Fifth Column, German propaganda, radio news, &c.]. The Leader, No. 1000 (7 September), 8.


C3439a     Special Interview with G. B. Shaw: Who is the Greatest Living Irishman? [QI: opinion on Ireland’s agreement to accept Dominion status in 1921; adoption of Gaelic as an official language; the greatest living Irishman?]. Irish Times, Dublin (6 December), 1:1–2. Shaw’s response to the last question: “If you must . . . you can choose between me and Mr. de Valera.”


C3470a     Shaw Play’s New Last Line [revised Act III curtain speech for Shotover in Heartbreak House wartime production]. Daily Telegraph (27 February), 2:4–5 (in “London Day by Day” columns). Full text: “Well said, child. They will awaken the sleeping soul of your country.” [End Page 87]

C3477a     G.B.S. Again [L. on transcription error that made “nonsense” of a portion of Shaw’s earlier letter of 19 April; see C3477]. Telegraph and Argus, Bradford (27 April), 2:4.

C3486a     G. B. Shaw Writes to Richmond [reply to request of Town Clerk (David Brooks) that Shaw provide prologue for re-opening of Richmond’s Theatre Royal]. Darlington and Stockwell Times (31 July), 5:6.

C3504a     “I Can Bear to Die But—” [reply in facs. after reading “Silver Birch Answers Bernard Shaw” (published in same issue)]. Psychic News, No. 603 (11 December), 1:4. The last statement, in full, reads: “I can bear to die but not to live forever [in a hereafter]; and I am not in the least sad about it.”


C3554a     Bernard Shaw comments [on readers’ responses to question as to which of his works would be read “100 years hence”]. John O’ London’s Weekly, LII (20 October), 36.

C3558a     Stalin and the Pope [statement, in facs.]. Cavalcade, n.s. VI (2 December), 16. Full text: “Why should they not meet? They are both Catholics. The most important Catholic slogan in the world at present is ‘Proletarians of all lands: unite.”‘


C3625a     What I Think about the Film Industry [QI: interviewer unidentified]. Daily Film Renter, XIX (1 January), 5:1–3. [Suppl., B462]

C3626a     Conservative “Commando Raid” on Cumnock: Canvasser Visits Labour Candidate [L. of 29 January 1946, for publication, to Emrys Hughes, Socialist candidate in South Ayrshire parliamentary election]. Glasgow Herald (4 February), 4:4 (abridged). Also, as “Bernard Shaw’s Message”, in Forward, Glasgow (9 February), 3:4–6 (in full).

C3642a     [Cartoon self-drawing and holograph note, in facs., by Shaw, of an advertisement for “Odearest”, a bed (on which Shaw reclines) manufactured by O’Dea & Co., Dublin. Irish Times, Dublin (13 April), 1:1–2 (original cartoon); 4:5–6 (Shaw’s drawing). “If the artist would redraw it this way it would be funnier and more comfortably lazy. . . . But I have no objection whatever to the drawing as it stands.” The O’Dea advertisement on p. 1 contains a verse alluding to Shaw’s election on 4 March as an Honorary Freeman of Dublin:

“Tho’ a Freeman I’m happy to be,

Do not ask me to cross o’er the sea, [End Page 88]

At my very great age

I’ve arrived at the stage

Where ODEAREST’s the best place for me.”

C3643a     Stardust Tour [criticism, in facs., of Ewan MacColl’s play Stardust, being performed on tour by Joan Littlewood’s Theatre Workshop Players, which Shaw had read in manuscript. Originally a private letter, dated 4 August, it was now used for publicity]. Evening Chronicle, Manchester (22 April), 2:3–6.

C3672a     G.B.S. Writes to Tale Spin [note inserted in typescript of quotations from his work that the editor desired to publish as a tribute to his ninetieth birthday]. Tale Spin: Monthly Magazine of 124 Wing, R.A.F. Station, Lübeck [Germany], No. 11 (August), 7. Full text: “If I do not die prematurely I shall claim a confession of error from the doctors. My main social objection to our carnivorous diet is that it involves an appalling slavery of man to beasts, birds and fishes. Masses of men and women are mere valets to them, and even come to resemble them. They should be let die out mostly.”

C3681a     G.B.S. Says: Not Too Much GBS [statement on forthcoming B.B.C. broadcast of Back to Methuselah]. Daily Mail (4 October), 3:6.

C3690a     [Two letters, for publication, addressed to “Dear Unknown” (the editor, Stephen King-Hall), dated 19 and 23 November, relating to simplified spelling and a British phonetic alphabet.] Personal Letter, No. 14 (13 December), 111–112.


C3749a     Scottish Brains Trust [replies by Shaw, James Bridie, and D. W. Brogan, to readers’ questions on sparsity of great Scotswomen; Shakespeare and Shaw on stage and screen; cricket; America vs. Scotland on rearing children, &c.]. Evening News, Glasgow (26 August), 3:1–3.

C3766a     G.B.S. & Charlie [Chaplin]. Cavalcade, IX (6 December), 12. [Suppl., A335]


C3976     [Statement on Synge Street birthplace, dated [8] December 1926, reproduced in facsimile.] In: Alexander Macfarlane, “The Quest for Shaw’s Shrine”, Stages (Norwood, N. J.), II (March), 5–6. [End Page 89]


C3977     [Untitled article on Japan, dated 30 April 1934, warning that Japan will be ruined by imperialism and capitalism, or be forced into a larger and losing war.] In: Bernard F. Dukore, “George Bernard Shaw on Japan, Dateline 1934”, Asian Affairs (London), LXXV (n. s. XIX) (February), 45–48.

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • C423     What the World Says

    Stanley Weintraub conjectures, in the Diaries, 6 April 1888 (Suppl., A317), that an unsigned note on the loan collection of paintings of Elizabeth Butler is written by Shaw; but the ascription, on the basis of a reference to Browning, is tenuous.

  • C431     What We Think [Leader: Ireland and the Tory Government]:

Add at end: “Stanley Weintraub, who succeeded to the editorship of the Diaries after Rypins’s death, retained the Rypins assumptions in the edition published in 1986. These, however, ignored the fact, especially in the contributions to The Star in its first few months of publication (January–April 1888), that Shaw painstakingly distinguished the categories of his submissions, confining ‘leaders’ and ‘sub-leaders’ to political subjects (generally revised by the editor T. P. O’Connor or the sub-editor H. W. Massingham), with ‘leaderettes’ applied to social subjects (like blasphemy laws or the British Museum libraryship), and ‘notes’, ‘paragraphs’, or ‘notices’ reserved for music, drama, and art subjects, which never were recorded in the diaries as ‘leaderettes’. On the basis of present evidence no hard and fast decision is possible; but I continue to incline to the leader rather than to Rypins’s substitution.”

  • C517     [Beckmann]

    Stanley Weintraub [A321] identifies the artist as Conrad Beckmann (1846–1902), German portrait and historical painter. He may be right; but confirmation not established.

  • C600     Tonic Sol-Faists:

    Final paragraph (on Romola Tynte’s recital) omitted also in A310, which was re-set from Standard Edition text.

  • C608     “Value”:

    Pagination is 4:1.

  • C634     In the Picture Galleries:

    The second show was a photographic exhibition. [End Page 90]

  • C735     “Good” Men Go Wrong:

    A virtually identical text supplied by Shaw to the Daily Chronicle was published the same day (5:3), captioned “The Fabian Society”.

  • C893     Music:    Incognita contained music by three composers: A. C. Lecocq, Yvonde (pseud. of Hamilton Clarke), and Herbert Bunning.

  • C1053     Down with the Censorship!:

    The article was captioned “The Late Censor” in the Saturday Review. The alternate caption appears on an unidentified cutting of an apparent reprint.

  • C1075     A New Lady MacBeth:

    Extract reprinted in “The Theatrical Week”, New York Times (16 June), 13:1–2.

  • C1211     Quickwit on Blockhead:

    The translator was Frederic Whyte.

  • C1422     Employment of Children:

    Publication date was 25 May.

  • C1434     Mr. Bernard Shaw on Compensation:

    The journalist who requested the interview was Charles G. Cush.

  • C1477     “Man and Superman”:

The publication was Stage Society News.

  • C1481     Oscar Wilde:

    Title should be spelled “Oskar Wilde”.

  • C1521     “The Starving Art”:

    Later collected in A301.

  • C1548     Bernard Shaw über . . . :

    The English text in Liberty was a re-translation from the German.

  • C1588     England und die ‘Abrüstung’:

    Alter spelling of periodical title to Tagblatt.

  • C1599     Theatrical Gossip:

    Fuller text, captioned “Shaw’s Next Play To Be On Marriage”, New York Times (22 September), III, 2:3.

  • C1622     “Wie Shaw . . . :

    Fourth word of sub-title should be “auf”.

  • C1637     Einem Brief:

    The “Brief” is adapted from Shaw’s letter to Trebitsch of 9 March 1908. [A318]

  • C1704     Dramatic Censorship:

    Pagination is 3:2–4. [End Page 91]

  • C1719     Shaw Takes a Hand:

    The magistrate was Willard H. Olmsted.

  • C1769     Die auflehnung:

    Capitalize “auflehnung”.

  • C1855     Mr. Bernard Shaw and His Audiences:

    Also, as “Applause in Theatres”, Manchester Guardian (1 January), 7:4, and abridged, as “Do Not Applaud”, The Star (1 January), 6:3.

  • C1916     Mr. Bernard Shaw on the Charge:

    This was a contribution to a Symposium.

  • C1953     Mr. Shaw’s Contribution:

    “Perils” should be singular.

  • C2003     British War Opinion:

    Publication date was 12 June.

  • C2017     [Statement to interviewer]:

    First published as “A ‘G.B.S.’ Joke”, The Star (7 September 1915), 3:4.

  • C2022     [Partial VR and summary of speech . . .]:

    The speech was “The Illusions of War”.

  • C2064     James Stephens:

    Published on 25 May.

  • C2075     Alleged Confusion:

    The title was “The Alleged Confusions . . .”

  • C2139     George Bernard Shaw Declares:

    Extracts appeared, as “Common Sense from G.B.S.”, Daily Express (8 August), 3:4.

  • C2142     Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Questions:

    Also, as “Who Will Listen to Them? ‘G.B.S.’ on the Futility of Stockholm”, Daily Express (10 August), 3:5.

  • C2216a     Passion for Making Examples:

    Reprinted as “Never Have So Many Honest, Ultra Respectable People Been in Prison. We Need a New Police Force in Which Promotions Go by Acquittal” [VR and third-person report of lecture on 8 May]. New York American (15 June), 2CE:3–4. See also C2228.

  • C2224a     Imperialism:

    Letter to the editor: [L].

  • C2228     Shaw on Jails:

    Speech delivered to Police and Public Vigilance Society, 8 May 1919. Same as C2216a.

  • C2317     Shaw’s Shillings:

    Originally a private letter to Shaw’s Budapest agent, Emil Szalai. [End Page 92]

  • C2363     “G.B.S.” Threatens:

    Published on 6 October.

  • C2368     G.B.S. and the Famine:

    Earlier publication, as “Russian Famine”, Birmingham Mail (1 November), 6:4.

  • C2390     Bernard Shaw on Religion:

    The interviewer was Magdalen Ponsonby. See also A292.

  • C2391     [Poem: “Who mashed Stella?”]:

    Full text in Suppl., A314.

  • C2392     Limits to Education:

    Title was “The Limits of Public Education”. Entry at C2434 is the same lecture.

  • C2411     G.B.S. on Ireland:

    Alter “statement” to “[SDI]”.

  • C2434     Shaw on Education:

    Same as C2392.

  • C2490     La “Jeanne d’Arc”:

    The volume number is XVII. The interviewer was M. Borgex, London correspondent for Comœdia.

  • C2491     G.B.S. and the Dutch:

    The letter repudiated Sydney W. Carroll’s allegation of Shaw as bad-mannered in behaviour toward the Dutch.

  • C2505     Bernard Shaw Chides:

    Extended verbatim passages published earlier, as “‘Parrot Talk’: Mr. G. B. Shaw on the Speaking of English”, The Observer (1 June), 15:4.

  • C2562     Bernard Shaw Mad:

    Earlier report of the lecture appeared as “My Madness by Mr. Bernard Shaw”, Daily Chronicle, 22 June 1925. Most of the lecture is, however, summarized and reported in the third person.

  • C2617     [Verses on Rev. W. R. Inge]:

    Alter magazine title to Literary Digest International Book Review.

  • C2624

    Mr. Bernard Shaw on Rotary:

    Sidney Dark is an error for Sidney Blow here and in B384. Alter Daily News pagination to 5:3.

  • C2653     Dzhordzh Bernard Sho:

    “Tag” in first line should be “Tog”.

  • C2662     How Shaw Produces Plays:

    Special Correspondent was Roy Hopkins.

  • C2684     Unknown Warrior Play:

    Not published until 20 December 1928; it should follow C2761. New York Times reprint consists of extracts. [End Page 93]

  • C2764     Bernard Shaw Talks:

    First appeared as “‘Bernard Shaw Calling’: Address to the Universe” [partial VR], Daily Telegraph (8 December 1928), 14:4. See also Suppl., A326, vol. 4. The talk was broadcast by the B.B.C. [F5]

  • C2798     Education:

    Also, as “Mr. Bernard Shaw’s Dream”, Malvern Gazette (23 August), 9:4.

  • C2801     G.B.S. Tells:

    The supper, which honoured the Malvern Festival, was given by the Malvern Council in the Winter Gardens on 29 August. See “Malvern Council Supper”, Malvern Gazette (6 September), 8:3–4, containing VR of Shaw’s speech.

  • C2830a    Der Kaiser v. Amerika:

    Pagination is 1–2. A copy is reported at the Staatsbibliothek zu Berlin. For original Shaw text, see Suppl., A318, pp. 305–306.

  • C2847     Democracy & The Apple Cart:

    Delete cross-reference to A195. The article has not been collected.

  • C2867     Mr. Shaw on “The Devil’s Disciple”: Not a letter but an eight-page manuscript, written at Malvern on 18 August, sent to Bishop with a letter stating, “I’m d——d if I’ll be interviewed; but you can fake up something out of the enclosed scrawl . . .” [B].

  • C2873     Über Demokratie:

    For original publication see A195b.

  • C2880     Mr. Shaw on Art:

    The lecture was addressed to the Women’s Guild of Arts.

  • C2913     Shaw Predicts:

    Re-translated from Pravda by S. E. Wilhite, in Suppl., A319.

  • C2938     Your Beer!:

    See also C2950.

  • C2941     “G.B.S.” Hits Out:

    Extracts from the speech, which attacked the university system, were published verbatim. Unscheduled broadcast relayed from the luncheon on 13 January. [Suppl., F10a] Interview, “Bernard Shaw Surprised”, in same issue (7:1), presumably was oral.

  • C2950     Shaw Pays His Respects:

    A variant of C2938.

  • C3045     “I’m More at Home Here”:

    The interview was drafted for the Wanganui Herald, published as “Bernard Shaw: Interesting Interview” (2 April), 6:6 (although it appeared the same day in the Auckland Star, as [End Page 94] noted). Two responses deleted by the editor (one dealing with the possibility of “any Asiatic race” threatening the Antipodes) published (facs.) in Stout Centre Review (Wellington, N.Z.), II (May 1992), 8–9, with reprint of the four companion responses. Text in A217 is drawn from the Auckland Star reprint.

  • C3063     “England has grown up”:

    Not a speech but remarks following Dr. S. Henning Belfrage’s talk, “Diet and Race”, 20 August. Also, as “Mr. Bernard Shaw and Teething Diet”, Malvern Gazette (25 August), 8:7, 9:4.

  • C3148     Comment from Shaw:

    Text in Daily Herald, “Shaw Says, ‘Prepare My Obituary”‘ (19 June), 6:5, contains two opening sentences not in New York Times: “This is a very unlucky week; first Chesterton and now Gorki. Two very big men.”

  • C3177     Mr. Shaw and the Cinema:

    A summary, with brief quotation, of B267.

  • C3249     Bernard Shaw’s New Prologue:

    See also F25.

  • C3251     G.B.S. Working:

    Appeared in Sunday Referee (8 May), 7:2–5.

  • C3302     82 Years:

    Sub-title should read: “G.B.S. Talks of Old Age and New Work.”

  • C3346     But Shaw Isn’t Dismayed:

    Not a QI, but a statement issued by Shaw through a press bureau.

  • C3360     Hitler Throws:

    Fuller text, as “Shaw’s Fuehrer Jailed”, Daily Telegraph (9 February), 8:5.

  • C3437     G.B.S. Tells:

    The play was Arms and the Man, not Major Barbara.

  • C3477     Shaw Calls Self:

    First published, as “G.B.S. Writes to the ‘Telegraph”‘, Telegraph and Argus, Bradford (19 April), 2:4–6, recalling the “Peckover [Street] Conference” in Bradford, 13–14 January 1893, which marked the birth of the I.L.P. See also Suppl., C3477a, for second letter.

  • C3479     Shaw Sees ‘Church’ Curbed:

    Also, as “G.B.S. Says ‘Disestablished”‘, Sunday Dispatch (23 May), 1:7. Captioned in another edition, “G.B.S.: Church Disestablished”.

  • C3530     inline graphic [Shaw and Priestley on Chekhov]: Also, as “GBS and Chekhov”, The Star (15 July), [End Page 95] 8:1 (late night edition). Cutting in Henderson scrapbook, XXVII (p. 26, recto). [NC]

  • C3581     Shaw Calm:

    Also, as “G.B.S. Will Not Celebrate”, in Evening Standard, and, as “What They Will Do on V-Day”, in The Star, both on 11 April, but in editions not on deposit in BL-C. Cuttings in Henderson scrapbook, XXVIII (p. 52, recto).

  • C3586     Churchill’s Fiasco:

    Published on 16 June.

  • C3598     [QI: Ali Amin]:

    The newspaper was Akhbar-al-Yom.

  • C3678     My Way with a Play:

    Captioned in another edition, “‘G.B.S.’ in the Nineties”.

  • C3694     Shaw is Questioned:

    First published, as “India Must Solve Own Problems”, in The Hindu, Madras (21 December), pagination undetermined.

  • C3754     Mix the Ages:

    Earlier, as “G.B.S. Praises the Doctors, But . . .”, Morning Advertiser (3 October), 7:2. [End Page 96]

D. Stereotyped Postcards

Revisions and Corrections

D (p. 828, sub-1)     Earlier-dated copy, 15 September 1932, is addressed to firm of Osda Ltd. Source unknown: information obtained from a Xerox copy.

D (p. 828, sub-2)     Add at end: “The most complete set of ‘Memoranda of Agreement’ contract forms is now in DHL-G.” D12 (d) Add at end: “with nine words in first line instead of eight.”

D14    Postcard to Greenaway is now in BR-A.

D20    Through an unfortunate printer’s error, which occurred after pages had been proofed, D20 and D21 were reversed on p. 837. Text at top of p. 838 is a continuation of D21.

D22 (c)    Earlier-dated postcard to Alan Hadfield, 10 February 1941, is reproduced in Suppl., B293a.

D23 (a)    BR-A has a postcard addressed to Sheila Pasdall, 8 November 1947.

D24 (b)    Insert source: “[DHL-G]”.

D26 (a)    Alter source from “[NYU-F]” to “[BR-A]”.

D31    A copy addressed to Edwin A. Elspach, allegedly postmarked 2 July 1912, offered in Catalogue 42 (1989) of dealer James Lowe. Date is probably a misreading of 1917.

D37    An earlier mailing, to G. Herbert Thring, Secretary of the Society of Authors, is dated 15 March 1909. [CO-W] [End Page 97]

E. Blurbs

Part I: Additional Entries

E1a     1908     Arnold Crossley, The Compleat Baby Book (London: Evan Yellon, The Celtic Press). A “private communication from Mr. Shaw to the author . . . , is made public by the writer’s kind permission.” The letter, dated 16 June 1908, is printed in full on a flyer (24.6 x 18.8 cm: off-white wove paper), captioned “A LETTER FROM | GEORGE BERNARD SHAW.” The text was collected (with two non-relevant sentences dropped) in A198, Vol. 22: “A Neglected Subject of Education”. See also C1648. [Berst collection]

E2b     1916     Frank Harris, Oscar Wilde: His Life and Confessions (New York: Harris). Harris distributed a fly-sheet (approx. 17 x 10.5 cm), printed on recto only, of “OPINIONS ON ADVANCE SHEETS”, headed by Shaw’s comment, “This biography wipes out all other biographies. . . . Wilde’s memory will have to stand or fall by it.” The remarks were extracted from a Shaw letter to Harris of 7 August 1916, with some liberties taken in the first portion. [See Suppl., A313] [DHL-G (photocopy)]

E8a     1929     Marie Stopes, Enduring Passion (London: Putnam). An advertisement in P.E.N. News (March 1929), 9, headed “G. BERNARD SHAW says”, contains extracts, set in italics, presumably from a letter to the publisher: “Life, especially married life, is unnecessarily troubled and occasionally wrecked because we have no technique of marriage; and this ignorance is produced by the deliberate suppression of all responsible information on the subject. England has an expert instructress in the person of Dr. Marie Stopes. . . . numbers of needlessly unhappy marriages have been set right by her instruction.”

E21a     1944     Marie Stopes, Oriri (London: William Heinemann, 1940). Brief statement, obviously from a letter to Stopes, in an advertisement of three works, including Oriri, captioned “Poetry by Dr. Marie Stopes”, Life and Letters To-day, No. 83 (July 1944), 61: “Amazing! It will keep up your new reputation as a poet nobly.” [End Page 98]

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • E5     1926     Stanley Unwin:

    Add: “The manuscript is now at NC.”

  • E8     1929     Apsley Cherry-Garrard:

    The publisher was Constable & Co.

  • E15     1937     Gideon Clark:

    The statement, in reference to Jepson’s earlier book Memoirs of a Victorian (1933), appeared on dust-wrapper of the later book: “It did amuse me . . . Touched me too, in parts, hailing from that time—my forties—as I do. But I never suffered from the heartbreak of those days: the St. Pancras Vestry kept that off.” [End Page 99]

F. Broadcasts

Part I: Additional Entries

F10a     1932     13 January. Luncheon speech to the University Club, Cape Town, attacking the university system. Unscheduled broadcast by the South African Broadcast Authority, from the Opera House Restaurant. [C2941]

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

F8     See also Suppl., G7a for a “talking film” of the ceremony.

F21     See also Suppl., B350a.

F29     Cross-reference should be to C3682. [End Page 100]

G. Recordings of Shaw’s Voice

Part I: Additional Entries

G7a     1930     Talk for Fox Movietone Newsreel at Malvern on 20 August.

G7b     1930     “A talking film was made during the speeches” at the Einstein testimonial dinner on 28 October, as reported next day in The Times (12:4). See also F8.

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • G2     1926     Introduction to Richard III:

    Recorded for the Gramophone Company in Small Queen’s Hall, London, on 19 October, and at Hayes, Middlesex, on 27 October. The recording, intended “for posterity”, was not issued, but two matrixes survived in the EMI archive. Released on compact disc (CDP 7 89789 2) in Writers and Poets (EMI, 1994), along with a reissue of G3.

  • G8     1936     Talk for a Film:

    Date of filming was 24 February 1935. The film was released in 1936.

  • G12     1940     Discussion of Major Barbara:

    Another copy of the tape is in DHL-G.

  • G14     1944     Brief greeting:

    The film was made by Gaumont-British.

  • G16     1953     Bernard Shaw Speaks On War:

    See also G18.

  • G18     1970     Bernard Shaw 1856–1950:

    Cross-reference to “As I See It” should be G16; and to the ninetieth-birthday speech, G15. Add at end of entry:

    “‘No. WBBC-8001’ for American distribution by Westminster.” [End Page 101]

GG. Recordings of Shaw’s Works


GG4a     1962     Les voix de nos temps. II. Reproduces an aircheck of Shaw’s 1938 introduction to The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (F25), and extracts from recordings of French productions of Mrs Warren’s Profession (1947: Suzanne Després) and Pygmalion (1955: Jean Marais and Jeanne Moreau). Issued on a 12;dp disc at 33 1/3 rpm., Adès Union 4 (Archives R.T.F. [Radiodiffusion-Télévision-FranÀ’Àaise; French Radio Broadcasting and Television System]), “Édite spécialement le 9 Mars 1962 pour le 32e gala de l’Union des Artists”. 3000 copies. [BL: National Sound Archive]

GG16     1982     Arms and the Man (B.B.C., licensed to Talking Tape Co., Ltd., London, audio cassette, TTC GBS 1). Ralph Richardson (Bluntschli), John Gielgud (Sergius), Vanessa Redgrave (Raina), Judi Dench (Louka), Grizelda Hervey (Catherine), Arthur Gomez (Petkoff), John Bryning (Nicola), Hugh Dickson (Narrator).

GG17     c.1986     Pygmalion (“Radio Series” No. 155, AVC Corp., audio cassette, issued in 1986 or earlier). Broadcast originally on WNBC, 21 October 1951 (U.S. Steel Hour: Theatre Guild on the Air, 8:30–9:30 P.M.; Lynn Fontanne (Eliza) and Alfred Lunt (Higgins). Recorded for distribution on disc to military stations by the Armed Forces Radio Service. Issued commercially (unauthorised) by several companies, most recently by Radio Yesteryear as “Radiobook Cassettes” Vol. 31.

GG18     1991     Pygmalion (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], [End Page 102] ISBN 1-55685 217-7). Two audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG19     1992     Candida (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685-264-9). Two audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG20     1993     Candida (Canadian Broadcasting Co., two audio cassettes, RD 3002). Shaw Festival: Seana McKenna (Candida), Jim Mezon (Morell), Duncan Ollerenshaw (Marchbanks), Sandy Webster (Burgess), Elizabeth Brown (Prossy). Directed by Christopher Newton.

GG21     1993     Major Barbara (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685-2789). Three audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG22     1993     Misalliance (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685 279-7). Three audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG23     1993     Mrs Warren’s Profession (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685-281-9). Two audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG24     1994     Arms and the Man (Canadian Broadcasting Co., two audio cassettes, RD 3004). Shaw Festival: Simon Bradbury (Bluntschli), Elizabeth Brown (Raina), Andrew Gillies (Sergius), Sarah Orenstein (Louka), Wendy Thatcher (Catherine), Norman Browning (Major Petkoff), Nicola (William Webster). Directed by Jim Mezon.

GG25     1994     Candida (L.A. Theatre Works, for “Chicago Theatres on the Air”, audio cassette, CTA 18). Court Theatre Company: JoBeth Williams (Candida), Tom Amandes (Morell), David New (Marchbanks), Rebecca MacLean (Prossy), Nicholas Rudall (Burgess), Christopher Cartmill (Lexy). Directed by Nicholas Rudall. [End Page 103]

GG26     1995     Pygmalion (L.A. Theatre Works, for “Chicago Theatres on the Air”, two audio cassettes, CTA 32). Court Theatre Company: Shannon Cochran (Eliza), Nicholas Pennell (Higgins), Nicholas Rudall (Doolittle), Kenneth Northcott (Pickering), Denise du Maurier (Mrs. Higgins), Laura Whyte (Mrs. Pearce). Directed by Nicholas Rudall.

GG27     1996     Man and Superman (B.B.C. Worldwide, BBC080: BDD Audio: four audio cassettes). Ralph Fiennes (Tanner/Don Juan), Juliet Stevenson (Ann/Dona Ana), John Standing (Ramsden/ Statue), Judi Dench (Mrs. Whitefield), Paul Merton (Straker), Nicholas Le Prevost (Octavius), John Wood (Mendoza/Devil), Niall Buggy (Narrator). Directed by (Sir) Peter Hall, with a brief commentary by him (described on the container as “an exclusive interview”) on Part One, Side One.

GG28     1996     Mrs Warren’s Profession (L.A. Theatre Works, for “The Play’s the Thing” [radio], audio cassette, TPT 70). Shirley Knight (Kitty Warren), Kaitlin Hopkins (Vivie), Dakin Matthews (Crofts), Paul Gutrecht (Frank), Robin Sachs (Praed), Basil Langton (Rev. Gardner). Directed by Nicholas Rudall.

GG29     1996     [1997] The Devil’s Disciple (L.A. Theatre Works, for “Washington Theatres on the Air”, audio cassette, WTA 3). Shakespeare Theatre Company: Richard Dreyfuss (Burgoyne), Bruce Davison (Rev. Anderson), Derek Smith (Dick Dudgeon), Lisa Pelikan (Judith), Pat Carroll (Mrs. Dudgeon), Stanton Davis (Christy), John Tindle (Swindon). Directed by Michael Kahn. [An earlier production (1994) was taped with a cast that included Tom Amandes (Dudgeon), Edward Asner (Anderson), Shannon Cochran (Judith), and Christopher Neame (Burgoyne), directed by Nicholas Rudall. This either was not formally released, or was withdrawn. Web searchers will find copies reported in their collections by the Library of Congress, Cincinnati Public Library, and West Hartford Public Library, among others.]

GG30     1997     Heartbreak House (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685-459-5). Three audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG31     1998     Saint Joan (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.], ISBN 1-55685-280-0). Three audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GG32     1999     The Doctor’s Dilemma (L.A. Theatre Works, recorded live for broadcast by KCRW [Santa Monica College: National Public Radio], two audio cassettes, TPT 123). Roy Dotrice (Sir Patrick Cullen), Jennifer Dundas Lowe (Jennifer), Paxton Whitehead (“B.B.”), Douglas Weston (Dubedat), Martin Jarvis (Ridgeon), Simon Templeman (Walpole). Directed by Rosalind Ayres. [End Page 104]

Ggg. Miscellaneous Works

GGG8a     1973     The Seven Ages of George Bernard Shaw (Miller-Brody Productions [New York], MW1301-1304). Written and narrated by Margaret Webster, who performs scenes and passages from Androcles and the Lion, Back to Methuselah, Caesar and Cleopatra (Ra’s prologue), Candida, Fanny’s First Play, Major Barbara, Man and Superman, The Millionairess, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Pygmalion, and Saint Joan, plus extracts from correspondence. Four audio cassettes.

GGG8b     1992     An Unsocial Socialist. (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D. C.], ISBN 1-55685-218-5). Six audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

GGG8c     1993     Love among the Artists. (Audio Book Contractors [Washington, D.C.] ISBN 1-55685-191-6). Eight audio cassettes, narrated by Flo Gibson.

Musical Treatments

GGG13     1972     Helden, Helden (Ariola 86434IU). Music by Udo Jürgens; lyrics by Eckart Hachfeld, Walter Brandin, Hans Gmür; libretto by Hans Gmür, adapted from Siegfried Trebitsch’s German translation of Arms and the Man. Original Vienna cast: Michael Heltau (Bluntschli), Gabriele Jacoby (Raina), Louis Ries (Sergius), Julia Migenes (Louka), Irmgaard Seefried (Katharina), Peter Branoff (Petkoff), Ossy Kolmann (Nicola). Directed by Rolf Kutschera.

GGG14     1983     Bashville (That’s Entertainment Records, Digital Stereo TER 1072; Cassette ZCTER 1072). Music by Denis King, lyrics and book adaptation by Benny Green, adapted from The Admirable Bashville. Original London cast: Peter Woodward (Cashel Byron), Christina Collier (Lydia Carew), Douglas Hodge (Bashville), Donald Pelmear (Mellish), Joan Davies (Adelaide Gisborne), Ewart James Walters (Cetewayo), conducted by Anthony Bowles.

GGG15     1993     Her First Roman (Lockett-Palmer Recordings [Hollywood, Cal.] compact disc LPR 931306: “25th anniversary cast recording”). Music, lyrics, and libretto by Ervin Drake, adapted from Shaw’s Caesar and Cleopatra. Richard Kiley (Caesar) and Leslie Uggams (Cleopatra) re-created their roles from the original production (New York, 1968; 17 performances), with Priscilla Lopez, Brenda Silas-Moore, and Ron Raines. [End Page 105]

H. Wraiths and Strays

Revisions and Corrections

H9     Add at end of entry: “First book publication in SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, VII (1987). See Suppl., B457.”

H15     For publication (1996), see Suppl., A330.

H17     Date is not on manuscript but in postmark on accompanying envelope. For publication (1996), see Suppl., A330.

H24     Second carbon typescript is in DHL-G. For publication (1996), see Suppl., A330. [End Page 106]

J. Manuscripts

Revisions and Corrections

J (p. 891)     Manuscript Abbreviations: add:

AN     Annotated

Libraries and Other Sources: add:

D     University of Delaware.

MDH     Mary (now Lady Eccles) and the late Donald Hyde: private collection.

NP     Norman Philbrick Collection, Honnold Library, Claremont, California.

J7     Add: “TCCMS: The Garden of Eden [In the Beginning] (C-B).”

J8     Add at end: “PREF/SH and TMS/C (HRC).”

J9     Add at end: “TCCMS/C (HRC).”

J17     Add at end: “PREF/SH/F (BL 50642).”

J24     Alter “TMS/C” to “TCCMS/C”.

J28     After “HOL (HRC);” insert “TCCMS: uncut (NYPL-B)”; and revise “TMS” of the “Cut Copy” to “TCCMS”.

J35     Delete the “not located” statement and insert “SH (MDH).”

J41     Add at end: “TMS/REV (in hand of Shaw and Ann M. Elder (later Jackson) NP).”

J43     Alter second entry to “TMS/F/C (BL 50633)”.

J75     Add at end: “; SH/F (D: 4 pp.); TMS/F/C (HRC: 17 + 1 pp.).”

J77     Add at end of second line: “2TMS/AN (BL 63179, 63180).”

J80     Add at end: “1907 additional chapter ‘Why He Changed His Mind’ (see A31c). TMS/REV (HRC).” [End Page 107]

K. Works on Shaw

Part I: Additional Entries


K6a     Bernard Shaw et ses traducteurs (Paris). [A biographical booklet composed by Augustin Hamon; published anonymously.]


K69a     Yoshida, Chosho, G. Bernard Shaw-san to sanposuru (Osaka: privately printed). A booklet recording Shaw’s Japanese itinerary during the 1933 visit.


K69b     Cehan, B., Bernard Shaw: Schita;ab Biografia;ab (Bucures;alti [Bucharest]).


K73a     Boza Masvidal, Aurelio A., La Dramática de Shaw y Pirandello (Habana [Havana], 1935?). Series: Estudios de Literatura Italiana.

K76a     Shih, Wei, Hsiao Po-na (Shanghai). See also B243a.


K76b     Cakapek, Karel, G.B.S. caktyraki drobnosti. A booklet containing four articles by C;akapek in Lidové noviny in 1926, 1929, and 1936. Privately printed by the publishing house Druzakstevni práce for the invited audience at the ceremonial performance of Shaw’s play The Millionairess at the Stavovské Theater, Prague, on 16 November 1936. [Bohemian National Museum, Prague].

K80a     Sobra, Adrien. Les Femmes dans le théâtre de G. Bernard Shaw (Paris). Extracted from the Revue de l’enseignement des langues vivantes.

K84a     Heydet, Xavier, Littérature compareé: I. Richard Wagner et Bernard Shaw[.] II. Hermann Bahr et Bernard Shaw (Paris).


K87a     Lin, Lü-hsin, Hsiao Po-na ti yen chiu (Beijing).

K87b     Popovic;aa, Vladeta, Bernard Shoi drugi esiji (Belgrade).


K90a     Alt, Eduard O., Shaw und der Fabianismus (Ludwigsburg: doctoral dissertation published by the author). [BL] [End Page 109]

K91a     Camps, José M., Bernard Shaw (Madrid).


K100a     Pygmalion (Moscow: Maly Theater). Monograph (47pp.): M. Morozov, “The Dramaturgy of Bernard Shaw”, and S. Mokulskiy, “Pygmalion on the Stage of the Maly Theater.”


K124a     Appa;amtturai, K., Arivulaka me;amtai Perna;amrd Sha;am (Madras). No copy located. The study, which is written in Tamil, was reissued in 1964 (place? publisher?) as Arivulaka metai Pernartu Sa, with surname of author spelled Appadurai. Author’s full name is believed to be Panmozhipulavar K. Appadurai Pillai.


K150a     Helsztyn;aaski, Stanisaw, Drogi i bezdroz;aaa Bernarda Shaw (Warsaw).


K164a     Simon, Louis, Shaw on Education (New York).


K210a     Jemnitz, János, Friedrich Adler és George Bernard Shaw Vitája as Olasz Fasizmusr b (Budapest).


K219a     Weber, Edwart, John Gower und G. B. Shaw: Antipoden einer abendländischen Entwicklung (Frankfurt/M.).

K219b     Wen, Ching. Hsiao-po-na yen chiu (Taipei).


K236a     Rysakánková, Helena (bibliographer), and Joseph Sakpot (editor), George Bernard Shaw, Vzpomìnka praki Prak&irave;lezakitosti 20. Vyrocakì Jeho Úmrtì (Plzenak). A selected bibliography issued by the City Library of Pilsen, including Czech publications of Shaw’s work.


K238a     Codignola, Luciano, Due momenti della crisi del naturalismo teatrale: J. A. Strindberg, G. B. Shaw (Urbino).

K247a     Shinkuma, Kiyoshi, George Bernard Shaw: A Dramatist of Conscience (Seto [nr Nagoya]). Published in English. Not for sale. [End Page 110]


K271a     Kissel, Iurii Iakovich, Okazal’noe Ispol’zovanie Frazeologicheskikh Edinits v Proizvedeniakh Bernarda Shou i O[scar] Uaild (Voronezh).

K271b     Stürzl, Erwin, and James Hogg, The Stage History of George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan (Salzburg). This work was announced for publication in 1975 by the Institut für Englische Sprache und Literatur, University of Salzburg. Although it is recorded in several secondary bibliographies and critical works on Shaw, it was never issued.


Sudani, Musá, Dirasat fi al-masrahiyah al-hadithah (Baghdad). A study of Samuel Beckett and Shaw.


K279a     Anderson Imbert, Enrique, Las Comedias de Bernard Shaw (Mexico City).


K290a     Llopis, José J., Bernard Shaw (Barcelona: the only copy located is imprinted “3a ed”).


K294a     Gill, Stephen, Political Convictions of G. B. Shaw (Cornwall, Ontario).

K295a     Ragheb, Nabil, Al-Ishtirakia wal Hubb inda Bernard Shaw (Cairo).


K296a     Laurence, Dan H., The Fifth Gospel of Bernard Shaw (New Orleans).


K299a     Balashov, P. S., Khudozhestvennyi mir Bernarda Shou (Moscow).

K299b     Morgan, Margery M., Bernard Shaw (Windsor, Berks.; New York, n.d.). 2 vols. I: 1856–1907. II: 1907–1950. Subsequently distributed in the United States by Scribner, published in the “Writers and Their Work” series, presumably with no markings to indicate that it was an American issue.

K300a     Smith, Warren Sylvester, Bishop of Everywhere: Bernard Shaw and the Life Force (University Park, Pa.). [Suppl., B443a]

K301a     Weintraub, Stanley, The Unexpected Shaw: Biographical Approaches to G.B.S. and His Work (New York). [End Page 111]


K301b     Ganz, Arthur, George Bernard Shaw (London; New York).

K301c     Gibbs, A. M., The Art and Mind of Shaw: Essays in Criticism (London; New York).

K303     O’Donovan, John, George Bernard Shaw (Dublin).


K304     Bannister, Ivy, The Shavian Woman: A Study of the Women in the Life and Works of George Bernard Shaw. Advertised in Spring 1984 by University Press of Dublin, but never published. Listed prematurely and ultimately erroneously in SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, Vol. V (1985) in “Continuing Checklist of Shaviana”, Sec. II.

K305     Grene, Nicholas, Bernard Shaw: A Critical View (London; New York).

K306     Kluge, Walter, Der Stil der dramatischen Sprache in den Stücken George Bernard Shaws (Munich).


K307     May, Keith M., Ibsen and Shaw (London; New York).

K308     Pathak, Dayananda, George Bernard Shaw: His Religion and Values (Delhi).


K309     Bernard Shaw-kenkyu (Tokyo: privately printed). A volume of scholarly essays by members of the Japan Bernard Shaw Society in commemoration of its fifteenth anniversary.

K310     Haberman, Donald C., G. B. Shaw: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him (Dekalb, Ill.), Vol. 3: 1957–1978.

K311     Wearing, J. P., G. B. Shaw: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him (Dekalb, Ill.), Vol. 1: 1871–1930.


K312     Adams, Elsie B., with Donald C. Haberman, G. B. Shaw: An Annotated Bibliography of Writings about Him (Dekalb, Ill.), Vol. 2: 1931–1956.

K313     Bloom, Harold (ed.), George Bernard Shaw: Modern Critical Views (New York).

K314     Bloom, Harold (ed.), George Bernard Shaw’s Man and Superman (New York).

K315     Bloom, Harold (ed.), George Bernard Shaw’s Saint Joan (New York). [End Page 112]

K316     Hill, Holly, Playing Joan: Actresses on the Challenge of Shaw’s Saint Joan (New York).

K317     Jalote, S. R., Shaw’s Principles of Literary Criticism (Varanasi, Benares).

K318     Komal, Jagjit S., Shaw’s Historical Plays: a Semio-Stylistic Study (Patiala, Punjab).

K319     Laurence, Dan H., and Richard Nickson (eds.), Shaw in Verse: Through the Years with Cheers and Jeers (New York).

K320     Pálffy, István, George Bernard Shaw Magyarországon, 1904–1956 (Budapest).

K321     Rumball, Louise, George Bernard Shaw & Ayot St. Lawrence: Memories and Facts by a Villager 1905–1930 (Harpenden, Herts.).


K322     Bloom, Harold (ed.), George Bernard Shaw’s Major Barbara (New York).

K323     Bloom, Harold (ed.), George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (New York).

K324     Holroyd, Michael, Bernard Shaw. Vol. 1: The Search for Love (London; New York). Vol. 2: The Pursuit of Power (1989). Vol. 3: The Lure of Fantasy (1991). Vol. 4 published separately in London (1992) under the title Epilogue: The Last Laugh 1950–1991, and in the same year, with some revision and a list of sources added, as Vol. 4–5, newly titled The Shaw Companion. This latter combination was issued in the American edition (New York) as Vol. 4, titled 1950–1991: The Last Laugh (1992). A new edition was published as Bernard Shaw: The One-Volume Definitive Edition (London, 1997; New York, 1998).

K325     Wisenthal, J. L., Shaw’s Sense of History (Oxford).


K326     Hampton, Aubrey, GBS & Company: A Biographical Celebration in Two Acts Presided Over by Bernard Shaw (Tampa, Fla.).

K327     Huang, Chia-te, Hsiao Po-na yen chiu (Jinan, Shandong Province, China).

K328     Karan, Kashi Kumar, Bernard Shaw and the Concept of Superman (New Delhi).

K329     Lopez Santos, Antonio, Bernard Shaw y el teatro de vanguardia (Salamanca [Spain]).

K330     Morgan, Margery M., File on Shaw (London).

K331     Morrison, Harry, The Socialism of Bernard Shaw (Jefferson, N.C.). [End Page 113]

K332     Murad, Mahmud ‘Ali, Birnard Shaw wa-al-Islam ([Cairo]).

K333     O’Casey, Eileen, Cheerio, Titan: The Friendship between George Bernard Shaw and Eileen and Sean O’Casey (New York; London).


K334     Gordon, David J., Bernard Shaw and the Comic Sublime (London; New York).

K335     Ja’far, Nuri, Kitaban: Bayna al-Jahiz wa- Barnard Shaw. Wa-, Ja’izat Nubil (Baghdad). A brace of short works, one a comparative study of the Islamic writer al-Jahiz (d. A.D. 869) and Shaw, the other a brief history of the Nobel Prize.

K336     Laurence, Dan H., The Shaw Festival Production Record, 1962–1989 (Guelph [Ontario]). Second edition, through 1990 season, issued in 1991.

K337     Mishra, Maha Narain, George Bernard Shaw: A Study in His Dramatic Criticism (New Delhi).

K338     Rajaravu, Movva, Gurajada—Bernard Sa: tulanatmaka adhyayanam (Hyderabad [India]).

K339     Sharma, Vinod Bala, George Bernard Shaw (New Delhi).


K340     Adams, Elsie B. (ed.), Critical Essays on George Bernard Shaw (New York).

K341     Bertolini, John A., The Playwrighting Self of Bernard Shaw (Carbondale, Ill.).

K342     Bandhari, Sudha Anand, The Dharma of Shavian Fiction (New Delhi).

K343     Conolly, L. W., and Ellen M. Pearson (eds.), Bernard Shaw: On Stage, Papers from the 1989 International Shaw Conference (Guelph [Ontario]).

K344     Dhingra, J. D., Ibsen and Shaw: A Critical Evaluation: Experiments in Theatre, Creative Religion and Other Issues . . . ([Jullundur)]. 2 vols.

K345     Gainor, J. Ellen, Shaw’s Daughters: Dramatic and Narrative Constructions of Gender (Ann Arbor, Mich.).

K346     Joyce, Steven, Transformations and Texts: G. B. Shaw’s Buoyant Billions (Columbia, S.C.).

K347     Poitou, Marc, Bernard Shaw and the Comedy of Approval (lecture, 1988) (Gerrards Cross, Bucks.). No. 7 of the Princess Grace Irish Library Lectures (Monaco), in a single pamphlet with Monique Gallagher’s lecture Flann O’Brien: Myles from Dublin. [End Page 114]


K348     Amalric, Jean-Claude, Studies in Bernard Shaw (Montpellier).

K349     Gibbs, A. M. (ed.), Bernard Shaw: Man and Superman and Saint Joan: A Selection of Critical Essays (Houndmills, Hampshire).

K350     Knoll, Elisabeth, Produktive Missverständnisse: George Bernard Shaw und sein deutscher Übersetzer Siegfried Trebitsch (Heidelberg).

K351     Kohl, Norbert, Bernard Shaws viktorianisches Erbe (Heidelberg).

K352     Obraztsova, A. G., Bernard Shou i Russkaya Khudozhestvennaya Kul’tura na Rubezhe XIX i XX Vekov (Moscow).

K353     Pandey, Sudhaker, and Freya Barua (eds.), G. B. Shaw: A Critical Response (New Delhi).

K354     Shimamura, Totaro, Bernard Shaw kenkyu-josetsu (Tokyo).

K355     Shimamura, Totaro, Bernard Shaw to Koto-za (Tokyo).

K356     Weintraub, Stanley, Bernard Shaw: A Guide to Research (University Park, Pa.).


K357     Garebian, Keith, George Bernard Shaw and Christopher Newton: Explorations of Shavian Theatre (Oakville, Ontario, 1993; San Bernardino, 1995).

K358     Griffith, Gareth, Socialism and Superior Brains: The Political Thought of Bernard Shaw (London; New York, 1996).

K359     O’Donovan, John, Jonathan, Jack, and G. B. S.: Four Plays about Irish History and Literature, ed. Robert Hogan (Newark, Del.). Contains a reprint of The Shaws of Synge Street (produced 1960; published 1966) with a hitherto unpublished Epilogue. Pp. 102–170. Also contains the posthumously published Carlotta (nickname of Charlotte Shaw), in which other characters are “G.B.S.”, Lucy Carr Shaw, and Mrs. Patrick Campbell. Pp. 171–225.

K360     Silver, Arnold, Saint Joan: Playing with Fire (New York).

K361     Valakya, A. C. Singh, Social and Political Ideas of George Bernard Shaw (New Delhi).

K362     Wiedmann, Lutz, Die Dramaturgie George Bernard Shaws und ihre Wurzein in Musik, Philosophie, und in seiner Auseinandersetzung mit dem englischen Theater der Jahrhundertwende (Bern; New York).


K363     Bryan, George B., and Wolfgang Mieder (compilers), The Proverbial Bernard Shaw: An Index to Proverbs in the Works of George Bernard Shaw (Westport, Conn.).

K364     Chiappini, Julio O., Borges y Bernard Shaw (Rosario, Prov. Santa Fe [Argentina]). [End Page 115]

K365     Davis, Tracy C., George Bernard Shaw and the Socialist Theatre (Westport, Conn.).

K366     Gibbs, A. M., Heartbreak House: Preludes of Apocalypse (New York).

K367     Lever, Nora, and Frances McCarthy (compilers), The Saving of Bernard Shaw’s Birthplace (Dublin).


K368     Berst, Charles A., Pygmalion: Shaw’s Spin on Myth and Cinderella (New York).

K369     Black, Martha Fodaski, Shaw and Joyce: “The Last Word in Stolentelling” (Gainesville, Fla.).

K370     Cole, Lloyd, The Philosophy of George Bernard Shaw (Concord, Mass.). A British work, announced in Bowker’s Books in Print 1994–95 by an American distributor in Concord, Mass., but deleted the following year. The BL received no deposit copy and has no record of publication in Britain. Apparently cancelled.


K371     Dietrich, Richard Farr, Bernard Shaw’s Novels: Portraits of the Artist as Man and Superman (Gainesville, Fla.). An extensive reworking of K224.

K372     Peters, Sally, Bernard Shaw: The Ascent of the Superman (New Haven, Conn.)

K373     Weintraub, Stanley, Shaw’s People: Victoria to Churchill (University Park, Pa.).


K374     Ferguson, Ann L., “The Instinct of an Artist”: Shaw and the Theatre: An Exhibition from the Bernard F. Burgunder Collection of George Bernard Shaw (Ithaca, N.Y.).

K375     Haddad, Rosalie Rahal, George Bernard Shaw e a renovaÀ’Àa;amo do teatro inglês (Sa;amo Paulo).

K376     No, Fei-ting, Ch’ao feng ta shih: Hsiao po-na (Pei-ching [Beijing]).

K377     Obraztsova, A. G., Bernard Shou: Uchebnoye Posobiye (Moscow).

K378     [Peterson, Carl, compiler], Shaw: A Sampling from the Richard S. Weiner Collection [Hamilton, N.Y.]. Catalogue of an exhibition at Colgate University.


K379     Innes, Christopher (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to George Bernard Shaw, (Cambridge [England]; New York). Be wary: its “Chronology” (pp.xxi–xxxii) is heavily flawed. [End Page 116]


K380     Hugo, Leon, Edwardian Shaw: The Writer and His Age (Houndmills, Hampshire; New York).

K381     Reynolds, Jean, Pygmalion’s Wordplay: The Postmodern Shaw (Gainesville, Fla.)


K382     Laurence, Dan H., and Fred D. Crawford (eds.) Bibliographical Shaw (SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies, XX) (University Park, PA.). The volume contains Supplement to Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography.

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • K13     Le Molière du XXe siècle:

    Translation first published in London, 1915, and in New York, 1916.

  • K32     Le Idee di Bernardo Shaw:

    First printed by Tipografia Galileiana, Firenze, 1913. There presumably was an undated second issue (1921?). Author’s full name is Bruno Brunelli Bonetti-Padrone.

  • K34     Shaw—Breviárium

    Amend misspelling of title. Publication date is correct.

  • K69     Shiyo o kataru

    Author’s name is Ubukata. The book is a compendium of critical and biographical essays, with selections from Shaw’s works and correspondence with Ellen Terry; written and edited by Ubukata.

  • K106     Shaw: A Reconsideration:

    Bentley’s book was first published in Norfolk, Connecticut, in 1947, and in London in 1950. There have been several subsequent editions, amended.

  • K117     El mensaje

    For cumplir in title, read complir.

  • K146     Bernard Shaw (Anikst)

    Add subtitle: k stoletiiu so dnia rozhdeniia.

  • K173     Shaw and Molly Tompkins:

    Full title is Shaw and Molly Tompkins in Their Own Words

  • K174     Birna;amrd Shu;am:

    First published in 1957; probably reprinted in 1962 in Baghdad. [End Page 117]

  • K195     Shaw in His Time:

    Also published in Westport, Conn., 1979.

  • K208     Unrepentant Pilgrim:

    Sub-title should read: “. . . Development of Bernard Shaw”. For revision of publishers and dates see Suppl., B408.

  • K212     George Bernard Shaw:

    Published in Meerut.

  • K236     Disciple and Devil:

    Also published in London, 1971.

  • K247     Shawkünstlerische Konstruktion

    Alter place of publication to Frankfurt am Main.

  • K267     Marriage of Contraries:

    Sub-title should read: Bernard Shaw’s Middle Plays.

  • K274     Shaw: Critical Heritage:

    American edition (New York, 1997) published as George Bernard Shaw: The Critical Heritage.

  • K292     Pattern of Tragicomedy

    Also published in Atlantic Highlands, N. J., 1982 [End Page 118]

KK. Study Guides and Notes to Individual Plays*

Part I: Additional Entries

KK6a     Anonymous, Cæsar and Cleopatra (Toronto: Totten Notes, 1967).

KK13a     Bright, John A., ‘Arms and the Man’, George Bernard Shaw (London: Heinemann Educational: “Books in Focus” series, for the B.B.C., 1975). A booklet accompanying “a series of four recorded talks, with excerpts from the play”.

KK13b     Brooks, Harold F., Major Barbara (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1985).

KK13c     Brown, E., and B. McLean, Saint Joan: An Interpretation (Toronto: Totten Notes, 1965).

KK13d     Brown, H. W., Pygmalion: An Analysis of Scenes, Character Sketches, General Notes, Questions and Answers (Toronto: Totten Notes, 1966).

KK14a     Bunnell, W. S., Notes on Shaw’s The Devil’s Disciple and Man and Superman (London: Methuen, 1979).

KK14b     Bushrui, Suheil B., and Christopher S. Nassaar, George Bernard Shaw: Candida (Beirut and Harlow [Essex]: York Notes, 1984).

KK14c     Cameron, Lloyd, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion (Glebe, N.S.W., Australia: Pascal Press, 1995).

KK20a     Easthope, Malcolm and Sheila, Students’ Guide to Saint Joan (Singapore: Graham Brash, 1988).

KK22a     Fisher, Jeffery, Major Barbara & Saint Joan (Lincoln, Neb.: Cliff’s Notes, 1983). (Same as KK9?)

KK22b     FitzGibbon, Emelie, George Bernard Shaw: The Devil’s Disciple (Beirut and Harlow [Essex]: York Notes, 1985).

KK22c     Frazer, Frances, Caesar and Cleopatra (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1985).

KK22d     Gardiner, Alan, Bernard Shaw: Saint Joan (Harmondsworth: Penguin Passnotes, 1986).

KK23a     Gould, Gerald, Pygmalion (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1983).

KK23b     Hardin, James N., George Bernard Shaw: Die heilige Johanna (Frankfurt/M., 1975)

KK23c     Kelly, Aileen, Discussion Notes on Bernard Shaw’s Plays Pleasant (Melbourne, Vic.: Council of Adult Education, 1995). [End Page 119]

KK23d     Kettle, Arnold, Shaw and Brecht: Major Barbara, Saint Joan, The Life of Galileo, Mother Courage and Her Children (Bletchley, Bucks.: Open University Press, 1977).

KK26a     Martin, Stewart, Pygmalion (London: Letts, 1988).

KK29a     Morgan, Margery M., The Devil’s Disciple (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1984).

KK29b     Morgan, Margery M., George Bernard Shaw: Major Barbara (Beirut and Harlow [Essex]: York Notes, 1982).

KK34.1     O’Donnell, Hugh, Heartbreak House (Dublin: Helicon, 1981).

KK34.2     Ormond, Leonie, St Joan by Bernard Shaw (Basingstoke and London: Macmillan, 1986).

KK34.3     Parker, Geoffrey, Arms and the Man (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1984).

KK40a     Smith, David, Bernard Shaw: Arms and the Man (Harmondsworth: Penguin Passnotes, 1986).

KK40b     Smith, Milton, and Jane Dorsey Zimmerman, A Guide to the Study of the Screen Version of Pygmalion. New York[?]: Educational and Recreational Guides (Photoplay Studies, vol. 5, no. 3), 1939. [Stanford U.]

KK42a     Sullivan, Theresa, Willy Russell, Educating Rita; Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (Harlow [Essex]: Longman, 1990).

KK43a     Summers, Vivian, Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion (Harmondsworth: Penguin Passnotes, 1986).

KK46a     Wright, Anne, George Bernard Shaw: Saint Joan (Beirut and Harlow [Essex]: York Notes, 1984).

Part II: Revisions and Corrections

  • KK3     Arms and the Man: Notes:

    Published also by Forum House, Toronto, 1968, credited to K. M. L. Storey. A “New Edition”, with Pygmalion (see Suppl., KK7), copyright 1981, is credited to Marilynn O. Harper.

  • KK4     Caesar and Cleopatra: Notes:

    A revised edition of Cliff’s Notes, with a 1982 copyright, credited the authorship to Marilynn O. Harper. The text, distinctly different from earlier editions, was combined with notes for Man and Superman (as edited by James K. Lowers), which preceded it in the volume. See also Soho, KK26.

  • KK7     Pygmalion: Notes

    A “New Edition”, with Arms and the Man (see Suppl., KK3), copyright 1981, is credited to Marilynn O. Harper. [End Page 120]

  • KK9     Saint Joan: Notes:

    Published also by Forum House, Toronto, 1968, credited to F. L. Lindsay.

  • KK26     Man and Superman: Notes:

    An edition of Cliff’s Notes copyrighted 1982 combined the notes to Man and Superman (still credited to James K. Lowers) with a new text of Caesar and Cleopatra notes, edited by Marilynn O. Harper. See also Soho, KK5. [End Page 121]

KKK. Shaw Society Journals and Newsletters

Revisions and Corrections

  • KKK1     Shaw Society (London):

    Revise lines 2–3 to read: “Wartime news letter of Shaviana, untitled, issued in November 1943 [DHL-G]; Shaw Society Bulletin, Nos. 1–50 (September 1946–1953) [DHL-G]; followed by The Shavian, I (1953- ).”

  • KKK2     Shaw Society of Canada:

    The correct name was: The Shaw Society in Canada.

  • KKK3     Shaw Society of Ireland:

    The Shaw Society of Ireland was founded in Dublin, 1944, its first meeting occurring in Shaw’s birthplace on 26 July (his birthdate).

  • KKK4     Shaw Society (London):

    Cross-reference to SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies should be K296.

  • KKK9     Shaw Society of Japan:

    Add at end: “A bound reprint of GBS, Nos. 1–21 (1972–1998), was issued by the Society in 1998.” [End Page 122]

INDEX [to 1983 Bibliography]

The following entries require revision as indicated:

p. 950     “Anglo-American Relations”: “Anglo-German”

“Apology for Posterity”: “Apology to Posterity”

951     “As I See It”: shift from line 15 of col. 2 to line 7

952     Ayot St. Lawrence: alter C2692 to C2962

953     “Barker’s Wild Oats”: alter C3965 to C3695

954     “Beckett-Carpentier Fight”: add B439a

956     Bernard Shaw: An Unauthorized Biography (Harris), BB31: omitted entry

957     Blow, Sidney, B384, C2624: new entry

962     Carpentier, Georges: add B439a

“Carpentier in Defeat”: add B439a

“Carpentier-Siki Scandal”: insert in col. 1, fifth line from foot, as in B439a

964     Chatto & Windus: delete B178, BB28a, E8

965     Clark, Norman: add B439a     Clemens, Cyril: alter C3844 to C3845

967     Constable & Company: add C178, E8

971     Dark, Sidney: delete B384 and C2624

“Darwin Denounces”: alter to “Darwin Denounced”

972     Dickens, Charles: alter C3859 to C3860

973     Dog World: alter C2165 to C2516

974     Duffin: add K30.

Dukore: add K240, K254

975     Ehe, Die: alter C1676 to C1678

985     Ginsburg: Ginzburg

986     The Great Fight: add B439a     Green, Benny: add B439a     988

Hard Times (Dickens): alter A312 to A302

991     “How to Become a Musical Critic”: alter A178a to A278a

992     “Ibsen’s New Play”: add C1184


Irish Independent: alter C3122 to C3222

“Is Boxing Brutal?”: add B439a


Jitta’s Atonement: add A176, 177; delete A197

Joad: add K114

John Gabriel Borkman: add C1184

999     “Latest from Colonel Lawrence, The”: add C2636     1002     Loewenstein: add K120, 132

“Love’s Labour’s Lost”: add C246     1005     Maris, James: Maris, Jacob (James)

Mark Twain Journal: earlier Mark Twain Quarterly [End Page 123]

1013     Nation, The (London): delete C2556 and insert under Nation, The (New York)

1014     Neues Wiener Tageblatt: alter spelling to Tagblatt

1017     Nordau: alter C1064 to C1604

1018     Olmsted, F. L.: Olmsted, W. H.

1019     One and All: alter C28 to C68

1020     “Oskar Wilde”, C1481: omitted entry

1025     Prizefighting: add B439a     1027     “Rebellious Daughter”: add Suppl., B457

1028     Revolt in the Desert (Lawrence): add C2636

1032     Salzer: delete C3607

1034     “Shakes versus Shav”: alter A297a to A279a; add A283

1035     Shaw: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies is mis-indexed as Shaw: An Annual . . . in col. 1, with incomplete page references. A correct listing with fuller references can be found on p. 1036 in col. 1.

SHAW AND IBSEN, A307: new entry

1036     Shaw’s Champions: insert at foot of col. 1, as in B439a

1038     Smith, J. Percy: add K208

1048     Tunney: add B439a

1053     “What I Think of the Minority Report”: delete misplaced entry (fifteenth from foot of col. 1) and add B50 to proper entry (eighth from foot of col. 1) “What Should Christmas Mean to Ireland?”: shift six lines down for correct alphabetical position

1054     White Allon: White Allom

1055     Winsten, Stephen: add K105

1056     “Woolworth” art: alter C2086 to C2806

1057     “Would I Live My Life Over Again?”: delete “Over”

Dan H. Laurence

Dan H. Laurence, author of Bernard Shaw: A Bibliography and editor of Shaw’s Collected Letters and Shaw’s Music, was Literary and Dramatic Advisor to the Shaw Estate 1973–1990 and is an Associate Director of the Shaw Festival, Ontario. His next book will be Shaw and the American Stage.


* Study guides prepared by the Shaw Festival’s house staff have been issued annually since the early 1980s to teachers bringinf groups of school children to spring previews of the Shaw plays as part of the Festival’s “Class Acts” program. Copies of these are deposited in the Shaw Festival Archives, McLaughlin Library, University of Guelph.

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