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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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 (Stephen Bill ... as The Three Sisters) February 2002 Happy Birthday Dear Alice (Bernard Farrell) April 2002 The Road to Ruin (Thomas Holcroft) September 2002 Saints Day ...
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... 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. 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 ...

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    Civilized society is one huge bourgeoisie: no nobleman dares now shock his greengrocer.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The most anxious man in a prison is the governor.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Everybody who does not live in a prostitute’s bed and on a diet of cocaine snow is called an ascetic nowadays.
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    The weakness of the man who, when his theory works out into a flagrant contradiction of the facts, concludes “So much the worse for the facts: let them be altered,” instead of “So much the worse for my theory.”
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    Bonnie George Campbell rode out on a day.
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    The national anthem belongs to the eighteenth century. In it you find us ordering God about to do our political dirty work.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)