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The Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw digital collection provides online access to a digitized version of E. Dean Bevan's ten volume standard, A Concordance to the Plays and Prefaces of Bernard Shaw, originally published by the Gale Research Company in 1971.  The concordance was created using the 1930-1938 Constable and Co. edition of the Complete Plays of Bernard Shaw [And:] Prefaces by Bernard Shaw. 

In April 2014, Professor E. Dean Bevan gave permission to the International Shaw Society to have this work digitized by the Ball State University Libraries, provided that the work be made available freely to all who seek to use it.  The International Shaw Society wishes to thank Dr. Bevan for both his scholarship and his generosity. This work also owes a debt of thanks to the leadership of Dr. Richard Dietrich, the founding president of the International Shaw Society, and to the current president, Dr. Michael O'Hara, who secured Ball State University's help in digitizing and providing online access to the original work.

More information about Dr. Bevan's concordance can be found here.

 

Navigating the Concordance:

This digital version of the Concordance can be navigated in a manner similar to the print version. Mirroring the original structure of the print version, the digital concordance has been divided into ten “volumes,” with each volume containing a portion of the alphabetical range of keyword-in-context entries of words/phrases that appear in Shaw’s works. The concordance can be browsed by clicking “Browse Full Collection” beneath the carrousel of images on the collection homepage above, navigating to the specific volume among the ten that would contain the word you are looking for, and then using the page thumbnails on the right-hand side of the screen to navigate finally to the page within the selected volume that contains the specific reference. Each page in the digital version has been labeled such that it includes not only the page number but also the alphabetical range of terms covered within the page.

 

Ball State University Libraries CardCat record               International Shaw Society website

 
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