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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... Shaw v ... Chesterton, a debate between George Bernard Shaw and G ...
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 ...
Sam Walters - Productions - New Orange Tree Theatre
... August 1995 The Maitlands (Ronald Mackenzie) October 1995 The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (George Bernard Shaw) December 1995 The Good Woman of ... 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 ...
List Of Saints - Christian Saints Since 450 A.D.
... 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. 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 1083 Yes ...
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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 ... I Believe." Number 15, July 1906 Photographs five by Alvin Langdon Coburn one by George Bernard Shaw, portrait of Alvin Langdon Coburn one by Edward ...

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    Dogmatic toleration is nonsense: I would no more tolerate the teaching of Calvinism to children if I had power to persecute it than the British Raj tolerated suttee in India. Every civilized authority must draw a line between the tolerable and the intolerable.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    In your Salvation shelter I saw poverty, misery, cold and hunger. You gave them bread and treacle and dreams of heaven. I give from thirty shillings a week to twelve thousand a year. They find their own dreams; but I look after the drainage.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Reminiscences make one feel so deliciously aged and sad.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    You must not suppose, because I am a man of letters, that I never tried to earn an honest living.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

    Theodotus: Caesar: once in ten generations of men, the world gains an immortal book. Caesar: If it did not flatter mankind, the common executioner would burn it.
    —George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)