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George Bernard Shaw

Also Credited As: Bernard Shaw

Date of Death: November 02, 1950 (94)

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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin and moved to London in 1876, where he established himself as a leading music and theater critic, novelist and playwright. An ardent socialist, he fought for equal rights for men and women and against the exploitation of the working class. Most of his writings examine these injustices. In addition to Candida, his major plays (he wrote over 50) include The Doctor's Dilemma, You Never Can Tell, Mrs. Warren's Profession, The Devil's Disciple, Caesar and Cleopatra, Misalliance, Man and Superman, Major Barbara, Androcles and the Lion, Pygmalion, Heartbreak House and Saint Joan. Shaw received the 1925 Nobel Prize for Literature and an Academy Award for the screenplay of Pygmalion in l938. The most comprehensive current biography of Shaw is Michael Holroyd's four-volume biography Bernard Shaw.

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[1935]Pygmalion writer

[1935]Perhaps a Gentleman writer

[1941]Major Barbara writer

[1942]Sürtük writer

[1952]Androcles and the Lion writer

[1957]Saint Joan writer

[1958]Arms and the Man writer

[1958]The Doctor's Dilemma writer

[1959]Fly mej en greve writer

[1960]Mrs. Warren's Profession writer

[1960]Aslan yavrusu writer

[1960]The Millionairess writer

[1968]Great Catherine writer

[1987]Mournful Unconcern writer

[1997]Die heilige Johanna writer

[2009]Caesar and Cleopatra writer

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The Connecticut Repertory Theatre Announces 2023-2024 Season

Connecticut Repertory Theatre announces its 2023-2024 season. Get ready for a thrilling lineup of performances and productions. Stay tuned for more details!

Photos: First Look at The Old Vic's PYGMALION with Patsy Ferran and Bertie Carvel

The Old Vic has released production images for its upcoming revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.

New Productions Of Shaw and Sartre Kickoff A Salvation And Damnation Repertory For Quintessence Theatre Group

Quintessence Theatre Group launches Season XIV of epic theatre with George Bernard Shaw’s stinging comedy Major Barbara and Jean-Paul Sartre’s fierce take on the afterlife, No Exit. Learn more about the shows, and find out how to get tickets here!

MY FAIR LADY Comes to Bass Concert Hall

Bass Concert Hall will host the Austin premiere of Lincoln Center Theater's critically acclaimed production of Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady. Learn more about the musical and how to get tickets here!

Shanel Bailey, Karen Ziemba & More to Star in Bernard Shaw's ARMS AND THE MAN at Gingold Theatrical Group

Gingold Theatrical Group will present a new production of Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!

THE LITTLE BIG THINGS Leads our Top Ten London Shows for September

The nights are getting shorter, the swimming trunks are being packed away and you probably have bought some new pens and pencils. September is here and promises some amazing theatre to come. Check out our top ten recommendations for theatre in London this month.

Exclusive: Broadway's Best Share Advice for Young Performers with Big Dreams

Seeing a Broadway show can be just the beginning of a lifelong love affair with the theatre. Stars from the participating Kids’ Night on Broadway shows are sharing words of advice for young performers with dreams of being on Broadway some day.

London Theatre Week: Tickets from £25 for PYGMALION at the Old Vic

Olivier and Tony Award-winner Richard Jones (Endgame, The Hairy Ape) directs the Olivier Award-winning duo of Bertie Carvel (The 47th, The Crown) and Patsy Ferran (Camp Siegfried, A Streetcar Named Desire) in George Bernard Shaw’s explosively funny, biting and subversive satire on class.

Watch: The Old Vic Theatre Releases PYGMALION Teaser Trailer

Watch the new teaser trailer for Pygmalion, featuring the voices of Bertie Carvel and Patsy Ferran as Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle.

Love And War Erupt In Quintessence Theatre Group's 14th Season At The Sedgwick Theater

Quintessence Theatre Group, Northwest Philadelphia's first professional theatre company, has produced classic works of theatre for 13 years on stage at the historic Sedgwick Theater in the neighborhood of Mt. Airy. Season XIV includes six epic productions, four in repertory, on the lasting themes of love and war.

Photos: First Look at Patsy Ferran and Bertie Carvel in Rehearsal for PYGMALION at the Old Vic

The Old Vic has released brand-new rehearsal photos for its upcoming revival of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion.Directed by Richard Jones, the cast is led by award-winners Bertie Carvel as Professor Henry Higgins and Patsy Ferran as Eliza Doolittle.

Town Hall Theater Young Company Presents ARMS AND THE MAN August 17-18

Young artists ages 12-22 will perform George Bernard Shaw's hilarious comic satire about heroism and bravery entitled Arms and The Man Thursday and Friday, August 18 and 19 at 7pm at Town Hall Theater.

The Shaw Society Welcomes Theatre Icons Dame Sian Phillips and Patricia Hodge OBE as Newly Elected Trustees

The Shaw Society, the UK-based charitable organisation dedicated to celebrating the theatre and writings of Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, proudly announces the election of two esteemed theatre icons, Dame Sian Phillips and Patricia Hodge OBE, as Trustees.

Photos: Get A Glimpse Into Project Shaw's PYGMALION

Discover the mesmerizing world of PROJECT SHAW's PYGMALION with stunning photos capturing the beauty of the show. Delve into the backstage realm and witness the stars shining in this exclusive production.

Cast Revealed For MAKESHIFTS AND REALITIES at Finborough Theatre

The first London productions in more than 100 years of MAKESHIFTS AND REALITIES has revealed its cast at the Finborough Theatre. A triple bill of Makeshifts and Realities by Gertrude Robins, and Honour Thy Father by H. M. Harwood.

MAKESHIFTS AND REALITIES Comes to the Finborough Theatre

Makeshifts and Realities, a triple bill of one-act plays unseen in London for almost one hundred years, opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week limited season on Tuesday, 8 August 2023.

Gingold Theatrical Group's CANDIDA to be Available to Stream This Month

Gingold Theatrical Group's 2022 production of Candida, one of GeorgeBernard Shaw’s most popular plays, will be available for streaming Tuesday July 25-Sunday July 30, 2023.

Jeffrey Carlson, Star of TABOO and THE GOAT, Has Passed Away at 48

According to various reports, Jeffrey Carlson, best known for originating the role of Marilyn in TABOO and Billy in Edward Albee's THE GOAT on Broadway, has passed away. He was 48.

Invulnerable Nothings To Present The World Premiere Of GALATEA 2.0 Brooklyn Art Haus

Blue Gatorade, Greek mythology and sex work converge in the World Premiere production of Invulnerable Nothings' new play GALATEA 2.0 written by Sophie Dushko.

Ryann Redmond, Mary Beth Piel & More to Star in PYGMALION at Gingold Theatrical Group

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw will continue Gingold Theatrical Group's 18th season of Project Shaw.See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets!


George Bernard Shaw has written 58 shows including The Man of Destiny (Playwright), John Bull's Other Island (Playwright), Caesar and Cleopatra (Playwright), Widower's Houses (Playwright), The Chocolate Soldier (Source Material), The Showing-up of Blanco Posnet (Playwright), Fanny's First Play (Playwright), Man and Superman (Playwright), The Philanderer (Playwright), Androcles and the Lion (Playwright), The Doctor's Dilemma (Playwright), You Never Can Tell (Playwright), Candida (Playwright), Captain Brassbound's Conversion (Playwright), How He Lied to Her Husband (Playwright), Overruled (Playwright), Misalliance (Playwright), Augustus Does His Bit (Playwright), Mrs. Warren's Profession (Playwright), Back to Methuselah (Playwright), The Apple Cart (Playwright), Getting Married (Playwright), Too True to Be Good (Playwright), The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles (Playwright), Saint Joan (Playwright), On the Rocks (Playwright), Geneva (Playwright), The Millionairess (Playwright), Excerpts from Shaw/ Village Wooing (Playwright), The Dark Lady of the Sonnets/ The Admirable Bashville (Playwright), My Fair Lady (Source Material), In Good King Charles's Golden Days (Playwright), Androcles the Lion/ /The Policeman (Playwright), Don Juan in Hell (Playwright), The Devil's Disciple (Playwright), A Wilde Evening With Shaw (Material), The G.B. Essence of Women (Source Material), Her First Roman (Source Material), The Millionairess (Playwright), Don Juan in Hell (Playwright), With Love and Laughter (Material), Bashville (Source Material), The Yellow Methuselah (Source Material), Arms and the Man (Playwright), Man and Superman (Playwright), The Doctor's Dilemma (Playwright), My Astonishing Self (Source Material), Misalliance (Playwright), Major Barbara (Playwright), You Never Can Tell (Playwright), Major Barbara (Playwright), A Celtic Christmas (Material), Widowers' Houses (Playwright), Heartbreak House (Playwright), Pygmalion (Playwright), The Devil's Disciple (Playwright), A Minister's Wife (Source Material), Super Shaw Women (Playwright).

George Bernard Shaw has been nominated for several awards throughout his career. Some of the notable nominations include Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Saint Joan," Best Revival of a Play or Comedy at the Olivier Awards for "Heartbreak House," and a Special Citation at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Don Juan in Hell." These nominations highlight the recognition and acclaim Shaw's works have received in the theater industry.

George Bernard Shaw has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include the Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for "Saint Joan" and a Special Citation at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Don Juan in Hell". These accolades highlight the recognition and acclaim Shaw received for his work in the theater industry.

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