Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw


A projected 10 volume edition of letters, both published and unpublished, to and from Bernard Shaw, arranged in thematic volumes or by correspondent.

General Editor: L.W. Conolly (previously edited by J. Percy Smith)

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Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Bernard Shaw and William Archer
Edited by Thomas Postlewait

Bernard Shaw and William Archer is the final volume in the series on the Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw. The two colleagues loved to debate with one another in public, and these feisty arguments regularly carried over to the letters, which bear witness to the vital partnership between a theatre critic and a playwright.

Published Aug 2017
Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray
Bernard Shaw and Gilbert Murray
Edited by Charles A. Carpenter

This collection of 171 letters, most never before published, finally makes the fascinating Shaw/Murray correspondence available.

Published Jun 2014
Bernard Shaw and His Publishers
Bernard Shaw and His Publishers
Michel W. Pharand

This rich selection of Shaw's correspondence with his US and UK publishers proves how much the dramatist lived up to his own words by providing the details of his steady involvement in the publication of his works.

Published Apr 2009
Bernard Shaw and Nancy Astor
Bernard Shaw and Nancy Astor
By J.P. Wearing

This collection of nearly 250 letters between Shaw and Astor - as well as between Astor and Shaw's wife, Charlotte, and Shaw's secretary, Blanche Patch - illustrates the rewarding friendship the two shared and the numerous issues they debated.

Published Jan 2005
Bernard Shaw and the Webbs
Bernard Shaw and the Webbs
By Bernard Shaw, edited by Alex C. Michaloes and Deborah C. Poff

This collection of 140 annotated letters, 74 of which have never been published, documents the subsequent friendship and collaboration shared by Shaw, Webb, and Webb’s wife Beatrice, throughout their lives.

Published Nov 2002
Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson
Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson
By Barry Jackson and Bernard Shaw; Edited by L.W. Connolly

This collection of 183 letters, all but two of which are previously unpublished, sheds new light on a partnership that for Shaw was the most important of his later playwriting career.

Published Jul 2002
Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal
Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal
By Gabriel Pascal and Bernard Shaw, edited by Bernard F. Dukore

This volume of The Selected Correspondence of Bernard Shaw focuses on film: a behind-the-scenes view of the film industry’s day-to-day workings from the unique perspectives of Shaw and his favourite director, Gabriel Pascal.

Published Sep 1996
Bernard Shaw: Theatrics
Bernard Shaw: Theatrics
By Bernard Shaw, edited by Dan H. Laurence

All the correspondence selected for this volume - most of it hitherto unpublished - relates to Bernard Shaw's theatre dealings and theatrical interest, at the same time attesting to the 'histrionic instinct' and 'theatrified imagination' (his own phrases) of the man who penned them.

Published Aug 1995
Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells
Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells
By Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells, edited by Percy J. Smith

This volumes comprises the personal correspondence of Shaw and Wells through the course of their friendship of more than forty years, and includes and introductory essay by J. Percy Smith.

Published May 1995