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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... 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 Yes Bernard of Menthon 1008 Yes Bernardo Tolomei 1348. 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 ...
Sam Walters - Productions - New Orange Tree Theatre
... 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 (Stephen Bill ... by Carol Rocamora as The Three Sisters) February 2002 Happy Birthday Dear Alice (Bernard Farrell) April 2002 The Road to Ruin (Thomas Holcroft) September ...
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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 ... 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 ...
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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 ...

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    The cinema is going to form the mind of England. The national conscience, the national ideals and tests of conduct, will be those of the film.
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