Shaw, George Bernard

George Bernard Shaw, Irish playwright, 1856-1950

G. B. 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" (1912) 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. 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.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, Schriftsteller (1856-1950). Briefausschnitt mit eigenh. U. auf einem ms. Brief mit eh. U. von Siegfried …Wien, 11 Sep 1924.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, Anglo-Irish writer (1856-1950). 1 autograph letter signed and 2 autogr. lettercards signed (in full, or …London, 1890 and 1922.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, Anglo-Irish writer (1856-1950). Autograph postcard signed ("Bernard Shaw").London, 6 Nov 1896.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, Anglo-Irish writer (1856-1950). Typed letter signed ("G. Bernard Shaw").Apparently Adelphi Terrace London, 24 Oct 1917.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, Anglo-Irish writer (1856-1950). Typed letter.Ayot St Lawrence, 4 Apr 1926.

  • Shaw, George Bernard, playwright and political activist (1856-1950). Autograph envelope.Postmark: St. Albans, 18 April 1947.

  • [Shaw, George Bernard]. - Albin Skoda, Schauspieler (1909-1961). "Prolog zu Caesar und Cleopatra". Ms. Manuskript mit zahlr. eh. Anmerkungen …Wien, März 1951.

  • [Shaw, George Bernard.] Karsh, Yousuf. Portrait of George Bernard Shaw playing the spinet with Blanche Patch, …Prob. London, c. 1948.