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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... 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 ... 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 chasse ...
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List Of Saints - Christian Saints Since 450 A.D.
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. 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 ...

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    In Heaven an angel is nobody in particular.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    My first childish doubt as to whether God could really be a good Protestant was suggested by my observation of the deplorable fact that the best voices available for combination with my mother’s in the works of the great composers had been unaccountably vouchsafed to Roman Catholics.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Of all the anti-social vested interests the worst is the vested interest in ill-health.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Do not do unto others as you would that they should do unto you. Their tastes may not be the same.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Fine art is the subtlest, the most seductive, the most effective instrument of moral propaganda in the world, excepting only the example of personal conduct; and I waive even this exception in favor of the art of the stage, because it works by exhibiting examples of personal conduct made intelligible and moving to crowds of unobservant unreflecting people to whom real life means nothing.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)