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 ...
Sam Walters - Productions - New Orange Tree Theatre
... Ronald Mackenzie) 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 ... as The Three Sisters) February 2002 Happy Birthday Dear Alice (Bernard Farrell) April 2002 The Road to Ruin (Thomas Holcroft) September 2002 Saints Day (John Whiting) October 2002 The Game Hunter(Monsieur ...
George Bernard Shaw - Works - Debate
... Shaw v ... Chesterton, a debate between George Bernard Shaw and G ...
List Of Saints - Christian Saints Since 450 A.D.
... Yes Benedict Joseph Labre 1783 Yes Berlinda of Meerbeke 702 Yes Bernadette Soubirous 1879 Yes Bernard of Clairvaux 1153 Yes Yes Bernard Due Van Vo 1838. 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 ...
Shaw Festival Production History - 2011
... 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 Jay Lerner, music by Frederick Loewe Maria Severa ...

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    Democracy substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.
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    Martyrdom ... is the only way in which a man can become famous without ability.
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    What right has any human being to talk of bringing up a child? You do not bring up a tree or a plant. It brings itself up. You have to give it a fair chance by tilling the soil.
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    Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort.
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    Give a man health and a course to steer; and he’ll never stop to trouble about whether he’s happy or not.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)