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  George Bernard Shaw - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Shaw campaigned against the executions of the rebel leaders of the Easter Rising, and he became a personal friend of the Cork-born IRA leader Michael Collins, whom he invited to his home for dinner while Collins was negotiating the Anglo-Irish Treaty with Lloyd-George in London.
Shaw held that each class worked towards its own ends, and that those from the upper echelons had won the struggle; for him, the working class had failed in promoting their interests effectively, making Shaw highly critical of the democratic system of his day.
Shaw was a motorcyclist, and gave TE Lawrence a Brough Superior.
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 George Bernard Shaw - LoveToKnow 1911
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW (1856-), British dramatist and publicist, was born in Dublin on the 26th of July 1856.
His father, George Carr Shaw, was a retired civil servant, the younger son of Bernard Shaw, high sheriff of Kilkenny.
Shaw joined the Fabian Society in 1884, a year after its formation, and was active in socialistic propaganda, both as a street orator and as a pamphleteer.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /George_Bernard_Shaw   (857 words)

 Shaw, George Bernard. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001-05
Born in Dublin, Shaw was the son of an unsuccessful merchant; his mother was a singer who eventually left her husband to teach singing in London.
Shaw was himself an ardent socialist, a member of the Fabian Society, and a popular public speaker on behalf of socialism.
Of Shaw’s later plays, Saint Joan (1923) is the most memorable; it argues that Joan of Arc, a harbinger of Protestantism and nationalism, had to be killed because the world was not yet ready for her.
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 George Bernard Shaw - MSN Encarta
Shaw was born on July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland.
Shaw later described himself as “a social downstart,” in typical fashion reversing the standard phrase “social upstart.” For extra income his mother gave singing lessons.
Shaw’s first decade in London, beginning in 1876, was one of frustration and near poverty.
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Bernard Shaw happened to be born in an epoch, or rather at the end of an epoch, which was in its way unique in the ages of history.
Bernard Shaw (being honestly eager to put himself on the modern side in everything) put himself on the side of what is called the feminist movement; the proposal to give the two sexes not merely equal social privileges, but identical.
Indeed, almost every one of Bernard Shaw's earlier plays might be called an argument between a man and a woman, in which the woman is thumped and thrashed and outwitted until she admits that she is the equal of her conqueror.
www.dur.ac.uk /martin.ward/gkc/books/George_Bernard_Shaw.txt   (23669 words)

 Famous Irish-George Bernard Shaw   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
George Bernard Shaw was a writer, literary critic, and a leading figure in the 20th Century Theater.
Bernard, as he preferred to be called, had a profound affect on society during his lifetime, which was evidenced by his winning the coveted Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925.
Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 26, 1856.
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 George Bernard Shaw
Shaw believed that "property was theft" and believed like Karl Marx that capitalism was deeply flawed and was unlikely to last.
Shaw worked closely with Sidney Webb in trying to establish a new political party that was committed to obtaining socialism through parliamentary elections.
In 1893 Shaw was one of the Fabian Society delegates that attended the conference in Bradford that led to the formation of the Independent Labour Party.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /Jshaw.htm   (1848 words)

 George Bernard Shaw - Books and Biography
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, where he grew up in something close to genteel poverty.
George Carr was a drunkard - his example prompted his son to become a teetotaller.
Shaw remained with Charlotte until her death, although he was occasionally linked with other women.
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 George Bernard Shaw
Shaw was a freethinker, defender of women's rights, and advocate of equality of income.
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, where he grew up in something close to genteel poverty.
Shaw did not portrait Joan of Arc, his protagonist, as a heroine or martyr, but as a stubborn young woman.
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 George Bernard Shaw, george bernard shaw biography, george bernard shaw quote, pygmalion, arms and the man, george ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, as the son of George Carr Shaw, who was in the wholesale grain trade, and Lucinda Elisabeth (Gurly) Shaw, the daughter of an impoverished landowner, who was 16-years younger than her husband.
Shaw did not portrait her as a heroine or martyr, but as a stubborn, sexless young woman of great spirit.
Shaw did not like much of the German film version of Pygmalion (1935), and the penniless producer and director Gabriel Pascal persuaded the author to give him the rights to make films from his plays.
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 George Bernard Shaw - Biography and Works
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish dramatist, literary critic, a socialist spokesman, and a leading figure in the 20th century theater.
Shaw was a freethinker, a supporter of women's rights and an advocate of equality of income.
George Bernard Shaw was born on 26 July 1856, in Dublin, as the son of George Carr Shaw, who was in the wholesale grain trade, and Lucinda Elisabeth Shaw, the daughter of an impoverished landowner.
www.literature-web.net /george_bernard_shaw   (542 words)

 Bernard Shaw: a Brief Biography
G. Bernard Shaw (he hated the "George" and never used it, either personally or professionally) was born in 1856 in Dublin, in a lower-middle class family of Scottish-Protestant ancestry.
When Shaw was just short of his sixteenth birthday, his mother left her husband and son and moved with Vandeleur Lee to London, where the two set up a household, along with Shaw's older sister Lucy (who later became a successful music hall singer).
Shaw remained in Dublin with his father, completing his schooling (which he hated passionately), and working as a clerk for an estate office (which he hated just as much as school).
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 BBC - BBC Four - Audio Interviews - George Bernard Shaw
Born in Dublin of middle-class but impoverished stock, Shaw was forced to leave school at 15 to take a job as a clerk.
Shaw was quick to see the importance of Henrik Ibsen, the pioneering Norwegian dramatist who used the theatre to expose social isues.
Shaw's comic touch is seen at its best in Pygmalion (1913), which was adapted as the musical comedy and film My Fair Lady.
www.bbc.co.uk /bbcfour/audiointerviews/profilepages/shawg2.shtml   (507 words)

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George Bernard Shaw was a writer of great élan and perception who brought much colour and vivacity to contemporary life of the period.
For Shaw the School should be explicitly collectivist in outlook and  teaching; for the Webbs, the School had one purpose: unbiased and objective study to discover the truth of the matter.
Shaw first made his name as a music critic (1888-94) and by his dramatic criticism (1895-98).
www.lse.ac.uk /lsehistory/shaw.htm   (300 words)

 George Bernard Shaw - Biography
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant.
Other important plays by Shaw are Caesar and Cleopatra (1901), a historical play filled with allusions to modern times, and Androcles and the Lion (1912), in which he exercised a kind of retrospective history and from modern movements drew deductions for the Christian era.
Shaw's complete works appeared in thirty-six volumes between 1930 and 1950, the year of his death.
nobelprize.org /nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1925/shaw-bio.html   (446 words)

 Famous Irish Lives - George Bernard Shaw
Shaw was born at 3 Upper Synge Street, Dublin, on 26th July 1856.
Shaw's Pygmalion (1914) was destined to have a second success as the musical comedy My Fair Lady.
Shaw's popularity suffered when, in a 1914 manifesto, 'Common Sense about the War', he suggested soldiers of every army might be wise to shoot their officers.
www.irelandseye.com /aarticles/history/people/whoswho/shaw.shtm   (361 words)

 Amazon.com: Man and Superman: BBC: Books: George Bernard Shaw,Dramatization   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
Shaw's comic, intellectual masterpiece concerns a descendant of Don Juan Tenorio, who is pursued by a woman he loves but doesn't like.
Shaw manages to compress a number of disparate themes into a relatively taut dramatic format, even throwing in a scene in which Don Juan, the Devil and a gang of anarchist brigands make an appearance.
Though Shaw was not known to have read the works of Bergson at that time, nor to have been conversant with his vitalist doctrine of the Life Force, his use of the Life Force motif and the philosophical underpinnings of the play attest to a pure Bergsonism.
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 George Bernard Shaw
In a 1909 letter to Leo Tolstoy, Shaw explained: “To me God does not yet exist; but there is a creative force struggling to evolve an executive organ of godlike knowledge and power; that is, to achieve omnipotence and omniscience; and every man and woman born is a fresh attempt to achieve this object.
According to Hesketh Pearson, “Shaw’s most sympathetic friends agreed that he had a hopelessly unscientific mind, and to discuss biology with him was impossible and ridiculous.” Shaw adduced no evidence in favor of the life force, other than an extraneous insistence that Darwinism was incompatible with hope, aspiration, and altruism.
When Shaw invoked the life force to explain the course of evolution up to the present, he violated Occam’s Razor, the principle of parsimony in hypotheses, since what the life force purports to illuminate can be illuminated without it.
www.liberator.net /articles/SloanGary/Shaw.html   (2627 words)

 Bernard Shaw - Free Online Library
George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland, where he grew up in something close to genteel poverty.
A vegetarian who eschewed alcohol and tobacco, Shaw joined the Fabian Society in 1884 and served on its executive committee from 1885 until 1911.
Shaw did not portray Joan of Arc, his protagonist, as a heroine or martyr, but as a stubborn young woman.
shaw.thefreelibrary.com   (1756 words)

 History of Vegetarianism - George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)
In the pursuit of his duties he has to work frequently under most unhealthy conditions and to face all weathers, yet any observant stranger would turn and take a second look at Shaw's virile figure in the street.
He is a standing answer to critics who aver that Vegetarians cannot compete with brain workers who are flesh-eaters.
A glance at the dramatic article in the Saturday Review will convince any intelligent reade that in G. Shaw we have one of our keenest critics, capable of producing a succession of critiques which positively scintillate with epigrams.
www.ivu.org /history/shaw/index.html   (315 words)

 George Bernard Shaw Collection at Bartleby.com
Shaw, G.B. Stein, G. Stevenson, R.L. Wells, H.G. Authors > Fiction > George Bernard Shaw
If Pygmalion is not good enough for your friends with its own verbal music, their talent must be altogether extraordinary.
In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.
www.bartleby.com /people/Shaw-Geo.html   (144 words)

 The Social Significance of the Modern Drama: The English Drama
There is another reason why Shaw's sincerity is regarded lightly: it is to be found in the difference of his scope as propagandist and as artist.
But the artist, if he is sincere at all, must go to life as the source of his inspiration, and life is beyond dogmas, beyond the House of Commons, beyond even the "eternal and irrevocable law" of the materialistic conception of history.
If, then, the Socialist propagandist Shaw is often lost in the artist Shaw, it is not because he lacks sincerity, but because life will not be curtailed.
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 George Bernard Shaw - Search Results - MSN Encarta
George Bernard Shaw - Search Results - MSN Encarta
My Fair Lady, motion-picture musical about a linguist who wagers that he can transform the diction of a Cockney-accented flower seller to that of an...
Pygmalion (motion picture), adaptation of the 1913 play by George Bernard Shaw about a phonetics teacher who reforms the speech and social patterns...
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 George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw - George Bernard Shaw playwright, essayist, critic Born: 7/26/1856 Birthplace: Dublin, Ireland Nobel...
George Bernard Shaw: Plays - Plays Although Shaw's plays focus on ideas and issues, they are vital and absorbing, enlivened by...
George Bernard Shaw - Writer/Critic, born 26 July 1856, The author of Pygmalion
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 George Bernard Shaw - playwright   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
George Bernard Shaw - adaptations translations by modern playwrights
To search for all published plays by George Bernard Shaw click on one of the bookstore links above.
It was specially commissioned for the Royal Shakespeare Company's 2000 revival to mark the fiftieth anniversary of Shaw's death.
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 George Bernard Shaw
Chothia, Jean An introduction to George Bernard Shaw from the Literary Encyclopedia, 20 November 2001.
Belligerent romantic "Fifty years after his death at 94, George Bernard Shaw is the least fashionable of playwrights and is vilified for his politics.
Celebrating Shaw, a Serious Optimist, includes schedule for the NY Public Library Shaw lectures and discussions Sept.-Oct. 2005.
www.literaryhistory.com /20thC/Shaw.htm   (800 words)

 Open Directory - Arts: Literature: Authors: S: Shaw, George Bernard   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-19)
George Bernard Shaw (1856 - 1950) - Includes a brief biography and the essay, 'How to Write a Popular Play'.
Shaw Bizness - Directory of links to information on Shaw's life, works, and productions, as well as societies and clubs dedicated to the playwright.
Shaw's Corner - The National Trust describes this Edwardian villa in Hertfordshire, the home of George Bernard Shaw 1906-1950.
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