Request for Manuscripts: Future SHAW Volumes
The editorial board of SHAW: The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies seeks article-length manuscripts for upcoming volumes.
SHAW 33 will be a general volume open to articles on any subject related to the life, times, and works of Bernard Shaw. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to Michel W. Pharand at firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to 29 Bishop Street, Kingston, Ontario K7M 3P5, Canada.
SHAW 34 will be a theme issue devoted to "Shaw and Health," with Christopher Wixson as guest editor. SHAW 34 seeks to address Shaw's views on and personal experiences with any aspect of physical and mental health: vegetarianism and other diets, vivisection, vaccination, smallpox and other diseases, medication, illness, death and dying, mortality and longevity, euthanasia, doctors and the medical profession, hospitals, operations, health care, osteopathy, public sanitation, personal hygiene, pollution, exercise (walking, cycling, swimming, etc), alcohol and tobacco, drugs and addiction, venereal diseases, birth control, psychiatry and psychoanalysis, and related topics. Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to email@example.com or mailed to Dr. Christopher Wixson, Department of English, Eastern Illinois University, 600 Lincoln Avenue, Charleston, IL 61920, USA.
SHAW submissions should preferably be sent as email attachments (in Microsoft Word). For matters of style, please refer to recent SHAW volumes. [End Page 245]
The Fifty-First Annual Shaw Festival Season
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
29 April-28 November 2012
The 2012 Shaw Festival featured two plays by Shaw: Misalliance (19 April to 27 October), directed by Eda Holmes, and The Millionairess (20 June to 6 October), directed by Blair Williams. The playbill also included Ragtime (book by Terrence McNally, lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, music by Stephen Flaherty; based on the novel Ragtime by E. L. Doctorow), Present Laughter (Noël Coward), His Girl Friday (adapted by John Guare from The Front Page by Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur and the film His Girl Friday), A Man and Some Women (Githa Sowerby), Hedda Gabler (Henrik Ibsen), Trouble in Tahiti (music and libretto by Leonard Bernstein), French Without Tears (Terence Rattigan), Come Back Little Sheba (William Inge), and Helen's Necklace (Carole Fréchette, English version by John Murrell).
For further information, write to Shaw Festival, Post Office Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, L0S 1J0; or call 1-800-511-SHAW  or 905-468-2153; or consult the Shaw Festival website at www.shawfest.com.
For information about summer performances of Shaw plays by Michael Friend Productions, contact Sue Morgan at Sue.Morgan@nationaltrust.org.uk. The two plays staged in 2012 were Pygmalion (24-26 June) and "In Good King Charles's Golden Days" (22-24 July).
ShawChicago Theater Company
The Shaw plays performed during ShawChicago's 2011-12 season were Androcles and the Lion, directed by Kevin Christopher Fox (4-27 February), and Mrs Warren's Profession, directed by Robert Scogin (14 April-7 May). [End Page 246]
David Staller continues to produce and direct a concert reading of one Shaw play per month at The Players Club in New York City. In an effort to expand into full productions, Staller presented Man and Superman (including the "Don Juan in Hell" sequence) at the Irish Repertory Theatre from 26 April to 17 June, Project Shaw's first fully mounted production and the first time the play has been staged in New York in twenty-five years. See www.projectshaw.com.
Comparative Drama Conference
29-31 March 2012
The two Shaw sessions at the Comparative Drama Conference in Baltimore, Maryland, were presided by Tony J. Stafford (University of Texas, El Paso) and included papers by Ellen Dolgin (Dominican College of Blauvelt), Tony J. Stafford, Al Turco (Wesleyan University), and Miriam Chirico (East Connecticut University). Abstracts for next year's conference (4-6 April 2013 in Baltimore) may be sent to Tony J. Stafford at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com until 3 December 2012.
"G. B. Shaw: Back in Town"
Bernard Shaw Conference
University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
29 May-1 June 2012
Co-sponsored by the International Shaw Society and the UCD Humanities Institute...