On this day in 1962 George Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the Lion was published in a new "fonetic alfabet," as commissioned by his will.
Those who bought into Shaw's dream of a cheaper, more rational alphabet were instructed to "Keep the back of the book pressed against your lips, and advance toward the mirror until you are able to see the individual characters clearly enough to be able to... View details ⇨
George Bernard Shaw's "Mrs. Warren's Profession", his problem play on prostitution, premiered #OTD in 1905 in New York. The play had been performed in England privately starting in 1902, but this was the first public staging. The next day’s papers reviewed it as a "superabundance of foulness," and the morality squad hauled everybody to court on opening night, but the court eventually judged... View details ⇨
Each fall, the fourth-year drama students mount three fully produced plays as they begin what the division calls their bridge to the profession. This season begins with George Bernard Shaw's 1909 farce Misalliance (October 12-16), an inquiry into Edwardian gender roles and marriage mores directed by...
"The Prizefighter and the Playwright: Gene Tunney and Bernard Shaw." But there are dozens of stories, dozens of famous characters and at the book's heart there is genuine love story and a tale of deep friendship.
Lantern Theater Company opens its twenty-third season on September 8, 2016 with Mrs. Warren's Profession, George Bernard Shaw's scathing comedy on social hypocrisy and the excesses of capitalism. Directed by Kathryn MacMillan and featuring Mary Martello in the title role, the cast also includes Dav...
ShawChicago presents George Bernard Shaw's farce on the fashionable, Misalliance. Performances run September 17 - October 10 at The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.
Letter from George Bernard Shaw responding to James Joyce’s Ulysses
This letter was written by the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw to Joyce’s patron Sylvia Beach, who had published Ulysses through her bookshop Shakespeare and Company. After receiving a ‘prospectus’ to attract subscribers for the novel, Shaw wrote back to Beach with his views on the novel. He wrote:
"Whether it be that I was born mad or a little too sane, my kingdom was not of this world…"
—George Bernard Shaw, born on this day in 1856 (and, according to his calculations, “fifty years too soon”)
Beyond feeling a fish-out-of-century, Shaw regarded himself as pretty much an extra-terrestrial, “a sojourner on this planet rather than a native to it.” If his descriptions of his childhood are... View details ⇨