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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Sam Walters - Productions - New Orange Tree Theatre
... 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 ... translataed by Carol Rocamora 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 ...
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... Shaw v ... Chesterton, a debate between George Bernard Shaw and G ...
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 Tolomei 1348 Yes Bernardino of. 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 ...
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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 Jay ...
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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-S ... Believe." 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 ...

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    I must ... warn my readers that my attacks are directed against themselves, not against my stage figures.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The only way for a woman to provide for herself decently is for her to be good to some man that can afford to be good to her.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    The function of the actor is to make the audience imagine for the moment that real things are happening to real people.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    An Irishman’s heart is nothing but his imagination.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    We all have—to put it as nicely as I can—our lower centres and our higher centres. Our lower centres act: they act with terrible power that sometimes destroys us; but they don’t talk.... Since the war the lower centres have become vocal. And the effect is that of an earthquake. For they speak truths that have never been spoken before—truths that the makers of our domestic institutions have tried to ignore.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)