Who is George Bernard Shaw?

  • (noun): British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950).
    Synonyms: Shaw, G. B. Shaw

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama, and he wrote more than 60 plays. He was also an essayist, novelist and short story writer. Nearly all his writings address prevailing social problems, but have a vein of comedy which makes their stark themes more palatable. Issues which engaged Shaw's attention included education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege.

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... Texts George Bernard Shaw on F ... Texts George Bernard Shaw, "The Unmechanicalness of Photography" and review of a London exhibition John Barrett Kerfoot (satire) reprints of critics on Photo-Secession Gallery shows calendar of shows ... Number 15, July 1906 Photographs five by Alvin Langdon Coburn one by George Bernard Shaw, portrait of Alvin Langdon Coburn one by Edward Steichen, experiment in three-color photography, unretouched half-tone ...
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... October 1995 The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (George Bernard Shaw) December 1995 The Good Woman of Setzuan (Bertolt Brecht) February 1996 The Power of the Dog (Ellen Dryden) May 1996 What the Heart Feels (Ste ... translataed by Carol Rocamora as The Three Sisters) February 2002 Happy Birthday Dear Alice (Bernard Farrell) April 2002 The Road to Ruin (Thomas Holcroft ...
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... Heartbreak House - by George Bernard Shaw On the Rocks - by George Bernard Shaw Candida - by George Bernard Shaw My Fair Lady - book and lyrics by Alan ...
List Of Saints - Christian Saints Since 450 A.D.
... Labre 1783 Yes Berlinda of Meerbeke 702 Yes Bernadette Soubirous 1879 Yes Bernard of Clairvaux 1153 Yes Yes Bernard Due Van Vo 1838 Yes Bernard of Menthon 1008 Yes Bernardo. 662 Yes Genevieve 512 Yes Yes Saint George the Great 303 Yes Yes Yes George Preca 1962 Yes St ... George El Mozahem 969 Yes Gerasimus of Jordan 5th century Yes Yes Gerard of Lunel 1298 Yes Saint Gereon 304 Yes Gianna Beretta Molla 1962 Yes Ghislain 680 Yes Saint Gilbert of Sempringham 1083 Yes Gilbert de Moravia ...

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    Man is the only animal which esteems itself rich in proportion to the number and voracity of its parasites.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A man who has no office to go to—I don’t care who he is—is a trial of which you can have no conception.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The great danger of conversion in all ages has been that when the religion of the high mind is offered to the lower mind, the lower mind, feeling its fascination without understanding it, and being incapable of rising to it, drags it down to its level by degrading it.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Go anywhere in England where there are natural, wholesome, contented, and really nice English people; and what do you always find? That the stables are the real centre of the household.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    A man’s interest in the world is only the overflow from his interest in himself. When you are a child your vessel is not yet full; so you care for nothing but your own affairs. When you grow up, your vessel overflows; and you are a politician, a philosopher, or an explorer and adventurer. In old age the vessel dries up: there is no overflow: you are a child again.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)