Entity | George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1913) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic. Following a political awakening, he joined the gradualist Fabian Society and became its most prominent pamphleteer. Shaw had been writing plays for years before his first public success, Arms and the Man in 1894. Influenced by Henrik Ibsen, he sought to introduce a new realism into English-language drama, using his plays as vehicles to disseminate his political, social and religious ideas. By the early twentieth century his reputation as a dramatist was secured with a series of critical and popular successes that included Major Barbara, The Doctor's Dilemma, and Caesar and Cleopatra.
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Born: 1866, Dublin
Died: 1950, Ayot St Lawrence

Alternate Names: Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950, Shaw, George Bernard, 1856-1950, שו, ג'ורג' ברנרד, 1856-1950, Шоу, Бернард, 1856-1950, Shaw, G. Bernard, 1856-1950, شو، برنارد،, ١٨٥٦-١٩٥٠م, Shaw, Giorgio Bernardo, 1856-1950, שאו, ברנארד, 1950־1856, Shū, Birnārd, 1856-1950, Shou, Dzhordzh Bernard, 1856-1950, Šo, Bernard, 1856-1950, Šau, Ǧūrǧ Barnārd, 1856-1950, Shiyou, Baanādo, 1856-1950, Szou, Bernard, 1856-1950, Sho, Xhorxh Bernard, 1856-1950, Shāʾ, Jārj Birnārḍ, 1856-1950, Shō, Bānādo, 1856-1950, Shiyou, Baanado, 1856-1950, Šau, Bernard., 1856-1950, Cā, Pern̲āṭ, 1856-1950, Bassetto, Corno di, 1856-1950, Ṣā, Pern̲ārṭ, 1856-1950, Xiao, Baina, 1856-1950, Sho, Banado, 1856-1950, ショウ, バァナード, 1856-1950, Ṣā, Jārj Pern̲ārṭu, 1856-1950, Hsiao, Po-na, 1856-1950, Šovs, Bernards, 1856-1950, Pern̲ārṭuṣā, 1856-1950, 萧伯纳, 1856-1950, G. Bernard Shaw, G.B. Shaw, Bernard Shaw
Occupation(s): playwright, Women composers, Women dancers, Authors, Authors, English, Authors, Irish, Choreographer, Collector, Dramatists, Dramatists, English, Photographers, Playwrights
Field(s) of Work: fine art
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