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 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.
Beginning in 2015, shaw will be published bi-annually. shaw 35.1 (June 2015) will be a theme issue devoted to “Shaw and Modernity,” with Lawrence Switzky as guest editor. shaw 35.1 will consider Shaw’s significance as an artist and critic during the emergence of artistic, social, political, and cultural modernity. Essays might address Shaw’s responses to and representations of the rise of mass culture, the “culture industry,” and modernism and the avant-gardes; the influence of new technology (cars, airplanes, telephones) and new media (film, radio, television) on social, political, and perceptual practices; the industrialization of manufacturing and warfare; new “modern” disciplines like psychoanalysis, sociology, and literary criticism; and bureaucratization, the welfare state, global governance, and the persistence of nationalism. Essays are also welcome on individual plays [End Page 274] and prose writings that engage problems of modernity, as well as essays on Shaw in relation to other theorists of modernity (e.g., Marx, Nietzsche, Weber, Wells, Eliot, Adorno, Woolf, and Brecht). Inquiries and manuscript submissions should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed to Dr. Lawrence Switzky, Department of English, University of Toronto, 170 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario M5R 2M8, Canada.
shaw 35.2 (December 2015) will include articles on general topics, book reviews, the Checklist of Shaviana, Notices, and ISS information. For inquiries, contact Dr. Michel Pharand at email@example.com.
shaw submissions should preferably be sent as email attachments (in Microsoft Word). For matters of style, please refer to recent shaw volumes.
The 52nd Annual Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada
The 2013 Shaw Festival (3 April–27 October 2013) featured Major Barbara (2 May–19 October), directed by Jackie Maxwell, and an adaptation of Geneva by John Murrell entitled Peace in Our Time: A Comedy (19 May–12 October), directed by Blair Williams. The playbill also included Guys and Dolls, directed by Tadeusz Bradecki, Lady Windermere’s Fan by Oscar Wilde, Enchanted April by Matthew Barber, The Light in the Piazza, based on a novel by Elizabeth Spencer, Trifles by Susan Glaspell, A Wife for a Life by Eugene O’Neill, Our Betters by W. Somerset Maugham, Faith Healer by Brian Friel, and Arcadia by Tom Stoppard.
For further information, write to Shaw Festival, P.O. Box 774, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada, L0S 1J0; or call 1-800-511-shaw  or 905-468-2153; or go to 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 Shaw plays staged in 2013 were The Man of Destiny, The Fascinating Foundling, Buoyant Billions, Geneva, and Misalliance.
ShawChicago Theater Company
The Shaw plays performed at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts during ShawChicago’s 2012–13 season were The Millionairess and Widowers’ Houses. [End Page 275] Outreach performances included A Shaw Lecture, Village Wooing, Saint Joan, Shaw vs. Shakespeare, Shaw’s Women, and Saint Joan. See www.shawchicago.org/.
Since 2006, the Gingold Theatrical Group, headed by producer and director David Staller, has staged a concert reading of one Shaw play per month at The Players Club in New York City. The 2013 season included Misalliance, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Admirable Bashville, Mrs Warren’s Profession, Too...