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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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[Broadway, 1913]
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George Bernard Shaw Movies

Pygmalion
[ 1935 ] writer
Perhaps a Gentleman
[ 1935 ] writer
Major Barbara
[ 1941 ] writer
Sürtük
[ 1942 ] writer
Androcles and the Lion
[ 1952 ] writer
Saint Joan
[ 1957 ] writer
Arms and the Man
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The Doctor's Dilemma
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Fly mej en greve
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Mrs. Warren's Profession
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Aslan yavrusu
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The Millionairess
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Great Catherine
[ 1968 ] writer
Mournful Unconcern
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Die heilige Johanna
[ 1997 ] writer
Caesar and Cleopatra
[ 2009 ] writer

George Bernard Shaw Awards and Nominations


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Olivier Awards - 2008 - Best Revival

Bernard ShawSaint Joan

Olivier Awards - 1993 - Best Revival of a Play or Comedy

George Bernard ShawHeartbreak House


winner
New York Drama Critics Circle Awards - 1952 - Special Citation

George Bernard Shaw, Don Juan in Hell

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Photos: Cortland Repertory Theatre Presents MY FAIR LADY

Cortland Repertory Theatre will open its 53rd summer season with MY FAIR LADY, featuring Molly Bremer as Eliza Doolittle and James Tweedale as Henry Higgins. See photos from the production. 
Melissa Errico Returns to London With Isabelle Georges in DEUX GRANDES DAMES

Deux Grandes Dames with Melissa Errico & Isabelle Georges will run Wednesday 10 July at 7pm and Saturday 13 July at 7pm (75 mins) at Crazy Coqs.
Talk Is Free Theatre Announces 2024/25 Season THEATRE. EVERYWHERE.

Talk Is Free Theatre unveils its 24/25 season lineup, featuring a diverse range of productions and innovative performances.
THE BALLAD OF JOHNNY AND JUNE & More Lead Los Angeles's June 2024 Top Theatre Shows

Los Angeles is never lacking outstanding theatre, whether epic Broadway shows, engrossing dramas or bold fringe offerings. BroadwayWorld is rounding up our top recommended theatre every month. Selections for June 2024 include The Ballad of Johnny and June & more!
Peter Van Norden to Receive the Actors' Equity Foundation's Michael McCarty Recognition Award

The Actors’ Equity Foundation will bestow its 2024 Michael McCarty Recognition Award to actor Peter Van Norden. Learn more about Van Norden and about the award.
Cortland Rep to Open 53rd Summer Season With Lerner And Loewe's MY FAIR LADY

Cortland Repertory Theatre will open its 53rd summer season with MY FAIR LADY, featuring Molly Bremer as Eliza Doolittle and James Tweedale as Henry Higgins. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Review: MISALLIANCE at A Noise Within

Misalliance is a delight, a breezy, witty, carefree period romp and delectable social satire set on the sprawling Surrey estate of underwear tycoon John Tartleton.
Gingold Theatrical Group To Present Oscar Wilde's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W.H. As Part Of Project Shaw

Gingold Theatrical Group will present Oscar Wilde's THE PORTRAIT OF MR. W.H. as part of Project Shaw, showcasing a unique exploration of Wilde's intriguing mystery. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Nadia Fall Appointed New Artistic Director Of The Young Vic Theatre

The Young Vic Theatre has announced the appointment of Nadia Fall as its new Artistic Director and Joint Chief Executive.
Stolen Shakespeare Guild Announces THE GREAT GATSBY, MY FAIR LADY and More for 2024-2025 Season

The Stolen Shakespeare Guild has announced its 2024-2025 season featuring classics like MACBETH, A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, and THE TEMPEST, promising a captivating lineup for theater enthusiasts.
Interview: Erika Soto Once Again on the A Noise Within Stage in Misalliance

Next up at A Noise Within, George Bernard Shaw’s Misalliance which opened May 12, 2024. Guillermo Cienfuegos directs the cast of: Joshua Bitton, Dan Lin Josey Montana McCoy, Trisha Miller, Riley Shanahan, Erika Soto, Deborah Strang, Frederick Stuart and Peter Van Norden.
Photos: MISALLIANCE Opens This Weekend At A Noise Within In Pasadena

Eight marriage proposals and a plane crash, all in one afternoon. Now in previews, George Bernard Shaw’s high-flying comedy “Misalliance” opens this weekend at A Noise Within in a production directed by Guillermo Cienfuegos. See photos from the production below.
Marin Theatre Announces Two U.S. Premieres And More For 2024/25 Season

Marin Theatre reveals its 24/25 season featuring two U.S. premieres and more.
Photos: Project Shaw Continues with I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU

Gingold Theatrical Group continued its 19th season of Project Shaw with Noël Coward’s I’ll Leave It to You. Check out photos from inside the special day here!
MY FAIR LADY Joins San Francisco Playhouse 24-25 Season

San Francisco Playhouse will stage Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady as the final show in its 21st season. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.
Steven Skybell, Christine Pedi & More to Star in HEARTBREAK HOUSE at Gingold Theatrical Group

Gingold Theatrical Group will continue the 19th season of Project Shaw with Heartbreak House by George Bernard Shaw. See who is starring and learn how to purchase tickets.
SHAW2020 to Present Summer Tour Of MRS. WARREN'S PROFESSION

Award-winning theatre company SHAW2020 will preset a summer tour of George Bernard Shaw's provocative play, MRS WARREN'S PROFESSION. Learn how to purchase tickets.
Cast Set For MY FAIR LADY at Leeds Playhouse

Leeds Playhouse and Opera North have announced a ‘loverly’ cast for their co-production of Lerner and Loewe’s classic musical My Fair Lady, with leading soprano Katie Bird and star of stage and screen John Hopkins in the leading roles of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins. The revival of the award-winning musical plays in Leeds Playhouse’s Quarry Theatre from 31 May – 29 June. 
A Noise Within to Complete 2023-24 'Balancing Act' Season With MISALLIANCE

A Noise Within will close out its 2023-24 “Balancing Act” season with George Bernard Shaw’s high-flying comedy, Misalliance. Learn how to
Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw to Continue With I'LL LEAVE IT TO YOU

Gingold Theatrical Group will continue the 19th season of Project Shaw with Noël Coward’s I’ll Leave It to You. Learn more about the show and see how to purchase tickets.

George Bernard Shaw FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How many shows has George Bernard Shaw written?

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).

What awards has George Bernard Shaw been nominated for?

George Bernard Shaw has been nominated for several prestigious awards throughout his career. Some 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 Shaw's talent and recognition in the theater industry.

What awards has George Bernard Shaw won?

George Bernard Shaw has won several awards throughout his career. Some of his notable wins include the Best Revival at the Olivier Awards for his play "Saint Joan" and a Special Citation at the New York Drama Critics Circle Awards for "Don Juan in Hell". These awards recognize the excellence and impact of Shaw's work in the theater industry.

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