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Conolly, L. W. (Leonard W.)

Overview
Works: 81 works in 299 publications in 3 languages and 8,024 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Fiction  Reference works  Juvenile works  Encyclopedias  Drama  Biographies  Fairy tales  Bibliographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Redactor, Compiler, Speaker
Classifications: PZ8.K619, 822.912
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by L. W Conolly
Bernard Shaw and the BBC by L. W Conolly( )

17 editions published between 2008 and 2016 in English and held by 1,803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Drawing on extensive archival materials held in England, the United States, and Canada, Bernard Shaw and the BBC presents a vivid portrait of many contentious issues negotiated between Shaw and the public broadcaster. This is a study of how controversial works were first performed in the infancy of both radio and television. It details debates about freedom of speech, the editing of plays for broadcast, and the protection of authors' rights to control and profit from works performed for radio and television broadcasts. Conolly also scrutinizes Second World War-era censorship, when the British government banned Shaw from making any broadcasts that questioned British policies or strategies." "Rich in detail and brimming with Shaw's irrepressible wit, this book has substantial appendices with details of Shaw's broadcasts for the BBC, texts of Shaw's major BBC talks, extracts from German wartime propaganda broadcasts about Shaw, and the BBC's obituaries for Shaw."--Jacket
Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English by Eugene Benson( Book )

44 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in English and held by 1,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Post-Colonial Literatures in English, together with English Literature and American Literature, form one of the three major groupings of literature in English, and, as such, are widely studied around the world. Their significance derives from the richness and variety of experience which they reflect. In three volumes, this Encyclopedia documents the history and development of this body of work and includes original research relating to the literatures of some 50 countries and territories. In more than 1,600 entries written by more than 600 internationally recognized scholars, it explores the effect of the colonial and post-colonial experience on literatures in English worldwide
The censorship of English drama, 1737-1824 by L. W Conolly( Book )

14 editions published in 1976 in English and Italian and held by 746 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

English drama and theatre, 1800-1900 by L. W Conolly( Book )

13 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford companion to Canadian theatre( Book )

13 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 602 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Canadian drama and the critics by L. W Conolly( Book )

25 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in English and French and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The editor of this lively, updated assortment of reviews, interviews and other critical deliberations on contemporary Canadian drama has gathered material from books, theatre and scholarly journals; from major daily newspapers in Canada and abroad; from critics, academics, journalists and playwrights." "In his concise introduction, Conolly argues that readers and theatregoers, as well as professional critics, can contribute significantly to the development of a vital Canadian theatre: Indeed, it is our responsibility to respond actively to scripts and productions, "as we respond to all else that truly matters in our lives - with a genuine effort to understand, appreciate, and judge." Canadian Drama and the Critics encourages the reader to become involved in this process; it is also an enjoyable read that offers an intelligent, wide-ranging overview of modern Canadian plays and playwrights." "An ideal companion text to Talonbooks' Modern Canadian Plays Vols. I and II and other anthologies of Canadian drama, Canadian Drama and the Critics also includes detailed production information for the premiere of each play and a comprehensive index."--Jacket
Theatrical touring and founding in North America( Book )

7 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pygmalion : a romance in five acts : definitive text by Bernard Shaw( Book )

8 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pygmalion is one of Shaw's most accessible and entertaining plays; its characters-particularly Professor Higgins and his pupil Eliza Doolittle-have become household names. The fame of Pygmalion has been both enhanced and undermined by the musical adaptation My Fair Lady. This is a fresh, up to date and accessibly written critical edition for literature and drama students. An authoritative and academically rigorous edition, edited by the Shaw Estate and international Shaw expert, Len Connolly. Students will find a wealth of information to guide their studies: an extended introduction exploring theatrical and historical context, critical reactions to Pygmalion, background on the author, stage history and character analysis. It also includes Shaw's original Preface, the Pygmalion and Galatea myth (Ovid) and Shaw's rehearsal notes for the 1914 premiere. The play itself contains numerous notes and explanations throughout to aid the student's understanding. -- Publisher description
Bernard Shaw and Barry Jackson by Bernard Shaw( Book )

6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The friendship of Bernard Shaw and Sir Barry Jackson has been virtually ignored in histories of twentieth-century British theatre in favour of the more celebrated relationship between Shaw and Harley Granville Barker. In this new book by L.W. Conolly, a collection of 183 letters, of which all but two are previously unpublished, sheds new light on a partnership that for Shaw was the most important of his later playwriting career, and for Jackson was central to his pioneering and acclaimed work in British regional theatre in both Birmingham and Stratford-upon-Avon." "In addition to Shaw and Jackson's own letters are letters from Shaw's wife, Charlotte, and secretary, Blanche Patch, to Jackson. Headnotes with each letter set its context and provide a narrative of the continuing Shaw-Jackson relationship; further notations identify literary, historical, theatrical, and political references and allusions. Of interest to both the Shaw specialist and the drama generalist, this collection of letters represents a significant addition to modern understanding of Shaw and of British theatre."--Jacket
English-Canadian theatre by Eugene Benson( Book )

13 editions published between 1987 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mrs. Warren's profession by Bernard Shaw( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2020 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of Bernard Shaw's early plays of social protest, Mrs. Warren's Profession places the protagonist's decision to become a prostitute in the context of the appalling conditions for working class women in Victorian England. Faced with ill health, poverty, and marital servitude on the one hand, and opportunities for financial independence, dignity, and self-worth on the other, Kitty Warren follows her sister into a successful career in prostitution. Shaw's fierce social criticism in this play is driven not by conventional mrality, but by anger at the hypocrisy that allows society to condemn prostitution while condoning the discrimination against women that makes prostitution inevitable." "This Broadview edition includes a comprehensive historical and critical introduction; extracts from Shaw's prefaces to the play; Shaw's expurgations of the text; early reviews of the play in the United States, Canada, and Great Britain; and contemporary contextual documents on prostitution, incest, censorship, women's education, and the "New Woman.""--Jacket
The Shaw Festival : the first fifty years by L. W Conolly( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"L.W. Conolly, Shaw Festival scholar and Professor of English at Trent University, takes us on an anecdotal journey in The Shaw Festival: The First Fifty Years. In it, he celebrates one of the biggest theatre festivals in Canada, all the while honouring George Bernard Shaw and the men and women who helped make the Court House and Festival Theatres what they are today"--Http://www.amazon.com
A directory of British theatre research resources in North America by L. W Conolly( Book )

3 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaw and his contemporaries : four plays( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The philanderer : a topical comedy by Bernard Shaw( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bernard Shaw--on stage : papers from the 1989 International Shaw Conference by University of Guelph( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shaw Festival production record, 1962-2007 by L. W Conolly( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Broadview anthology of British literature( Book )

in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The water-babies by Charles Kingsley( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Tom, a sooty little chimney sweep with a great longing to be clean, who is stolen by fairies and turned into a water baby
Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in English( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Encyclopedia of post-colonial literatures in EnglishThe Oxford companion to Canadian theatreCanadian drama and the criticsTheatrical touring and founding in North AmericaPygmalion : a romance in five acts : definitive textBernard Shaw and Barry JacksonMrs. Warren's professionThe Shaw Festival : the first fifty years
Alternative Names
Conolly L.W.

Conolly, L. W., 1941-

Conolly, L. W. (Leonard W.)

Conolly, Leonard

Conolly, Leonard W.

Conolly, Leonard W., 1941-

Languages
English (186)

Italian (1)

French (1)