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From the Editors:
Welcome to the sixth issue of UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre. In it, you will find:
Mark Purves's article on conspicuously absent children in Anton Chekhov’s plays.
- Maria Pia Pagani's report on events marking the 150th anniversary of Gabriele D'Annunzio's birth in Italian theatre and academy in "Current Research."
- Performance reviews: Anastassiya Andrianova reviews the latest production of G. B. Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra by the Gingold Theatrical Group in New York; John McRae discusses several U.K. adaptations of Githa Sowerby's, G. B. Stern's, and W. Somerset Maugham's plays; Linda Camarasana reports on a Broadway performance of The Heiress, based on Henry James's Washington Square.
Book reviews: Bernard Shaw: Slaves of Duty and Tricks of the Governing Class by Bernard F. Dukore (reviewed by Charles Joseph Del Dotto); Shaw and Feminisms: On Stage and Off, edited by D. A. Hadfield and Jean Reynolds (reviewed by Julie Sparks), and Below the Fairy City: A Life of Jerome K. Jerome by Carolyn W. de la L. Oulton (reviewed by John McRae).
- Several announcements of fellowships, conferences, and special journal issues relevant to scholars and students of turn-of-the-century theatre.
As always, special thanks to John McRae and to our web master, Steven Halliwell. We are also grateful to David Charles Rose, Richard Dietrich, as well as to our contributors and supporters across the globe who have made the past - and future - issues of UpStage possible.
Helena Gurfinkel and Michelle Paull, Co-Editors