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SHAW The Annual of Bernard Shaw Studies 23 (2003) vii-xiii

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Request for Manuscripts: Future SHAW Volumes

SHAW 24, a theme volume guest-edited by Michel Pharand, will focus on "Shaw and Sex." SHAW 25 will be devoted to selected papers presented at the International George Bernard Shaw Conference, "Shaw in the Here and Now," 17-21 March 2004, University of South Florida, Sarasota, FL; Web site: Contributors are invited to submit article-length manuscripts in three copies and disk by June 1, 2004, to Gale K. Larson, SHAW Editor; Department of English, California State University, Northbridge, CA 91330. Inquiries may be made to

SHAW 26 will be guest-edited by Heidi Holder and MaryAnn Crawford and will have as its theme "Postmodern Shaw." The volume will include essays exploring the possible connections between Shaw and postmodern literature, performance, and theory. Possible areas of interest include intertextuality in Shaw works, postmodern elements in the production of plays, the history of Shaw criticism, treatment of ideas of nationalism and colonialism, use of language, approaches to literary/theatrical/political traditions, concepts of periodicity, and the handling of historical subjects, among others. Contributors to SHAW 26 should submit three copies of manuscripts and one copy on disk by April 1, 2005, to MaryAnn K. Crawford, SHAW Assistant Editor, Department of English, Central Michigan University, Mount Pleasant, MI 48858. Inquiries may be made to

For all SHAW manuscripts, contributors should follow the MLA Style Sheet and review recent SHAW volumes for format, indicate the format [End Page vii] and program used on the disk copy, and include postage for return of material.

References to Shaw's plays and prefaces should be made to The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw Collected Plays with their Prefaces, published under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. The text of the Penguin paperbacks conforms to this definitive edition.

Request for Book-length Manuscripts: The University of Florida Bernard Shaw Series

The University Press of Florida publishes the Florida Bernard Shaw Series. Under the editorship of R. F. Dietrich of the University of South Florida, the Shaw Series seeks book-length manuscripts on any subject relating to the life, career, and times of Bernard Shaw. The work of younger scholars or scholars with new critical paradigms will be especially welcome. Direct inquires or manuscripts to Professor Dietrich, English Department, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL 33620; to Acquisitions Editor, Susan Fernandez, University Press of Florida, 15 NW 15th St., Gainesville, FL 32611-2079; to the Shaw Series web page,, or to the Bernard Shaw Society Website,

42nd Annual Shaw Festival 2003 Season, Niagara-on-the-Lake
3 April-30 November

The Shaw Festival, under new Artistic Director Jackie Maxwell, will feature two Shaw plays: Misalliance (10 April to 2 November, Festival Theater) and Widowers' Houses (15 May to 4 October, Court House Theater). The playbill also includes Three Sisters (Anton Chekhov, 26 April to 2 August), The Coronation Voyage (Michel Marc Bouchard, 24 June to 1 November), and The Royal Family (George S. Kaufman and Edna Ferber, 8 August to 23 November), all at the Festival Theater. Additional offerings at the Court House Theater will be Diana of Dobson's (Cicely Hamilton, 3 June to 4 October), The Plough and the Stars (Sean O'Casey, 20 June to 5 October), and Afterplay [End Page viii] (Brian Friel, 11 July to 20 September). Plays at the Royal George Theater will include On the Twentieth Century (Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Cy Coleman, 3 April to 2 November), Blood Relations (Sharon Pollock, 1 May to 30 November), and Happy End (Dorothy Lane, adapted by Michael Feingold, lyrics, Bertolt Brecht, music by Kurt Weill, 5 August to 31 October).

For further information, contact the Shaw Festival, P.O. Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada LOS IJO; phone: 1-800-511 SHAW [7429] or 905-468-2135; Web site:


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