George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) started his writing career ca. 1876 and went on to become a playwright, wit, and critic. He
won the Nobel Prize for literature (1925) for his work which is marked by both idealism and humanity, its stimulating satire
often being infused with a singular poetic beauty... He was also known as an advocate of social reform. The collection consists
of manuscripts, correspondence, pamphlets, ephemera, and art objects by, or relating to, George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw was born July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland; attended Wesleyan Connexional School; he started his writing
career ca. 1876 and went on to become a playwright, wit, and critic; known as an advocate of social reform, he co-founded
the Fabian Society (1884); vestryman and borough councilor in London in the late 1880s; Nobel Prize for literature, 1925;
among his plays are: Heartbreak house (1920), Man and superman (1905), Back to Methuselah (1922), and Saint Joan (1923); his plays adapted to film include Pygmalion (1938) and Caesar and Cleopatra (1946); books include The intelligent woman's guide to socialism and capitalism (1928) and Everybody's political what's what (1944); he died November 2, 1950.
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