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George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

Author of Pygmalion

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Renowned literary genius George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He later moved to London and educated himself at the British Museum while several of his novels were published in small socialist magazines. Shaw later became a music critic for the Star and for the World. He show more was a drama critic for the Saturday Review and later began to have some of his early plays produced. Shaw wrote the plays Man and Superman, Major Barbara, and Pygmalion, which was later adapted as My Fair Lady in both the musical and film form. He also transformed his works into screenplays for Saint Joan, How He Lied to Her Husband, Arms and the Man, Pygmalion, and Major Barbara. Shaw won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925. George Bernard Shaw died on November 2, 1950 at Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England. (Bowker Author Biography) show less

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Works by George Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion (1913) — Author — 6,772 copies
Saint Joan (1923) 2,308 copies
Man and Superman (1903) 1,744 copies
Major Barbara (1905) 1,175 copies
Arms and the Man (1894) — Author — 1,098 copies
Heartbreak House (1919) 699 copies
Caesar and Cleopatra (1898) 618 copies
Plays Unpleasant (1898) 590 copies
Plays Pleasant (1898) — Author — 553 copies
Plays by George Bernard Shaw (1960) 497 copies
Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (1975) 483 copies
Androcles and the Lion (1913) — Author — 472 copies
Candida (1897) — Author — 393 copies
Three Plays for Puritans (1901) 380 copies
Back to Methuselah (1921) — Preface, some editions — 357 copies
The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) 341 copies
Mrs. Warren's Profession (1898) 333 copies
The Perfect Wagnerite (1898) — Author — 268 copies
The Devil's Disciple (1897) 262 copies
Seven Plays by Bernard Shaw (1646) 255 copies
An Unsocial Socialist (1884) 203 copies
Two Plays for Puritans (1966) 191 copies
The Apple Cart (1928) 190 copies
Pygmalion and Major Barbara (1907) 162 copies
The Portable Bernard Shaw (1977) 157 copies
Pygmalion and Candida (1894) 131 copies
Shaw on Music (1955) — Author — 125 copies
The Quintessence of Ibsenism (1891) 110 copies
Nine Plays (1931) 108 copies
Cashel Byron's Profession (1899) 105 copies
Misalliance (1910) 86 copies
John Bull's Other Island (1904) 81 copies
Shaw on Shakespeare (1961) — Author — 63 copies
Major Critical Essays (1931) 63 copies
Seven One-Act Plays (1957) 63 copies
Fabian Essays in Socialism (1891) — Editor — 62 copies
You Never Can Tell (1896) 61 copies
Love Among the Artists (1900) 60 copies
The Millionairess (1936) 58 copies
Getting Married (1908) 56 copies
Don Juan in Hell (1931) 55 copies
Pygmalion. A Romance in Five Acts (1990) — Author — 54 copies
Pygmalion [1938 film] (1938) — Screenplay — 54 copies
Androcles and the Lion / Overruled / Pygmalion (1910) — Author — 54 copies
The Irrational Knot (1905) 49 copies
Selected Short Plays (1988) 46 copies
The Philanderer (1898) 39 copies
Sixteen Self Sketches (1949) 38 copies
Prefaces by Bernard Shaw (1938) 35 copies
The Man of Destiny (1897) 32 copies
On War (2010) 30 copies
How He Lied to Her Husband (1904) 29 copies
Widowers' Houses (1892) 28 copies
Plays Political (1986) 26 copies
On Going to Church (1905) 26 copies
Music in London (1949) — Author — 23 copies
Too True To Be Good (1932) 23 copies
London Music in 1888-89 (1937) 23 copies
Socialism for Millionaires (1921) 21 copies
Fanny's First Play (1911) 21 copies
On Photography (1989) 21 copies
Shaw on religion (1967) 20 copies
Mrs. Warren's Profession [1972 TV play] (2006) — Original play — 20 copies
How to become a musical critic (1960) — Editor — 20 copies
Immaturity (1879) 19 copies
Press Cuttings (1909) 17 copies
Augustus Does His Bit (1916) 16 copies
Shaw on theatre (1998) 16 copies
Caesar and Cleopatra [1945 film] (1945) — Screenwriter — 16 copies
Advice to a Young Critic (1956) 15 copies
Great Catherine (1913) 15 copies
On Language (1963) 15 copies
Geneva (1938) 15 copies
Essays in Fabian Socialism (1931) 14 copies
The Crime of Imprisonment (1925) 14 copies
Overruled (1912) — Author — 14 copies
O'Flaherty, V.C. (1917) 14 copies
The Inca of Perusalem (1919) 13 copies
Shaw; an autobiography (1970) 13 copies
The matter with Ireland (2001) 13 copies
Last plays (1985) — Author — 13 copies
Village Wooing (1934) 12 copies
Comedias escogidas (1956) 12 copies
The Sanity of Art (1895) 11 copies
Music in London 1890-94. Vol.2 — Author — 11 copies
The Miraculous Revenge (1921) 10 copies
The Six of Calais (1934) 9 copies
Music in London 1890-94 Volume 3 (1949) — Author — 9 copies
Selected Prose (1952) 9 copies
The Admirable Bashville (1903) 9 copies
Shaw on Dickens (1985) 9 copies
The Glimpse of Reality (1926) 8 copies
Cymbeline Refinished (1937) 8 copies
Pygmalion & other plays (2021) 8 copies
Pen Portraits and Reviews (1932) 8 copies
Buoyant Billions (1950) 8 copies
Platform and pulpit (1962) 8 copies
The Fascinating Foundling (1926) 7 copies
The Music-Cure (1914) 7 copies
On the Rocks (1933) 7 copies
Ecrits sur la musique, 1876-1950 (1994) — Author — 7 copies
Dort Oyun (2004) 7 copies
Collected letters (1965) 6 copies
Teatro Das Idéias, O (1997) 5 copies
Les pensées (1992) 5 copies
Tales (1964) 5 copies
Shaw für Boshafte (2006) 5 copies
Obras selectas (1901) 5 copies
Ironias y Verdades (1999) 4 copies
The Art of Rehearsal (1981) 4 copies
Saggi autobiografici (1949) 4 copies
Gülen Düsünceler (2015) 4 copies
Maxims for Revolutionists (2013) 4 copies
Helden; Candida (1984) 4 copies
Shakes Versus Shav (1949) 4 copies
Seven Classic Plays (2012) 4 copies
Pygmalion. A Romance in Five Acts (1990) — Author — 4 copies
Klassische Stücke (1985) 4 copies
Bernard Shaw on Cinema (1997) 3 copies
The Socialism of Shaw (2011) 3 copies
Ten Short Plays (1960) 3 copies
Shaw On Vivisection (1949) 3 copies
Nine answers (1988) 3 copies
Näidendid 3 copies
Aforizmalar (2024) 3 copies
Flyleaves 2 copies
Short Plays 2 copies
Pygmalion 2 copies
Teatro 2 copies
Pigmalião 2 copies
Beauty's Duty 2 copies
Ruskin's politics (1921) 2 copies
7 Stücke 2 copies
A Prose Anthology (1965) 2 copies
Пьесы 2 copies
Der Amateur-Sozialist (1887) 1 copy
Helden 1 copy
Künstlerliebe (1928) 1 copy
Opere 1 copy
Imprisonment, (1924) 1 copy
PIGMALEÃO 1 copy
Pigmalione 1 copy
Drame (2005) 1 copy
The Music Cure (2005) 1 copy
Devrimciye Aforizmalar (2015) 1 copy
Cleopatra 1 copy
O muzici 1 copy
Szmek (2008) 1 copy
Saint Joan Annotated (2020) 1 copy
1941 1 copy
2001 1 copy
Színművek 1 copy
Izbrannoe (1999) 1 copy
Imprisonment 1 copy
Stücke und Komödien (1976) 1 copy
Lustspiele (1984) 1 copy
Drammi 1 copy
PIGMALIÓN 1 copy
Santa Juana 1 copy
Hat színmű 1 copy
shaw films 1 copy
Three Shorter Plays (1968) 1 copy

Associated Works

Great Expectations (1861) — Introduction, some editions — 38,654 copies
The Importance of Being Earnest (1895) — Contributor, some editions — 10,796 copies
Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Contributor, some editions — 926 copies
My Fair Lady [1964 film] (1964) — Original play — 723 copies
Six Great Modern Plays (1956) — Contributor — 473 copies
Sagittarius Rising (1936) — Contributor, some editions — 386 copies
Eight Great Comedies (1958) — Contributor — 351 copies
Great Irish Tales of Horror: A Treasury of Fear (1995) — Contributor — 325 copies
The Autobiography of a Super-Tramp (1908) — Introduction, some editions — 258 copies
The Literary Cat (1977) — Contributor — 241 copies
Oscar Wilde (1916) — some editions — 207 copies
Love Letters (1996) — Contributor — 183 copies
Masterpieces of the Drama (1966) — Contributor — 180 copies
Black Water 2: More Tales of the Fantastic (1990) — Contributor — 152 copies
Major British Writers, Volumes I and II (1954) — Contributor — 122 copies
The World of Mathematics, Volume 3 (1955) — Contributor — 116 copies
Four Modern Plays (First Series) (1944) — Contributor — 93 copies
Laurel British Drama: The Twentieth Century (1965) — Contributor, some editions — 88 copies
Great Stories by Nobel Prize Winners (1959) — Contributor — 77 copies
She's All That [1999 film] (1999) — Original play — 72 copies
Churchill: By His Contemporaries (1953) — Contributor — 72 copies
Contemporary Drama: 15 Plays (1959) — Contributor — 70 copies
The Genius of the Irish Theater (1960) — Contributor — 63 copies
The Theatre Guild Anthology (1936) — Contributor — 62 copies
The Grim Reader: Writings on Death, Dying, and Living On (1997) — Contributor — 61 copies
My Fair Lady: Original 1956 Broadway Cast Recording (1956) — Original play — 52 copies
The Arbor House Treasury of Mystery and Suspense (1981) — Contributor — 52 copies
Great Ghost Stories: Tales of Mystery and Madness (2004) — Contributor — 51 copies
The Faber Book of Christmas (1996) — Contributor — 47 copies
Contemporary Drama - 11 Plays (1956) — Contributor — 46 copies
Bernard Shaw (1931) — Afterword, some editions — 46 copies
Modern and Contemporary Drama (1958) — Contributor — 43 copies
My Fair Lady: Penguin Longman Readers, Level 3 (1750) — Original story — 36 copies
Ten Great One Act Plays (1968) — Contributor — 36 copies
The Genius of the Later English Theater (1962) — Contributor — 36 copies
The miraculous birth of language (1941) — Preface — 35 copies
Pigmalió (1986) — Author, some editions — 33 copies
15 International One-Act Plays (1969) — Contributor — 32 copies
The Penguin Book of Twentieth-Century Protest (1998) — Contributor — 31 copies
14 great plays (1977) — Contributor — 31 copies
Oscar Wilde: A Collection of Critical Essays (1969) — Contributor — 26 copies
Classic Essays in English (1961) — Contributor — 22 copies
The World of Law, Volume II : The Law as Literature (1960) — Contributor — 21 copies
Three Plays by Brieux (1913) — Preface, some editions; Preface, some editions — 19 copies
Arms and the Man [1989 TV episode] (2006) — Play — 16 copies
Pygmalion (BBC Play of the Month) [1973 TV episode] (2006) — Original play — 14 copies
The Millionairess [1960 film] (2000) — Original play — 13 copies
Heartbreak House (BBC Play of the Month) [1977 TV episode] (1977) — Original play — 11 copies
A Cavalcade of Collier's (1959) — Contributor — 10 copies
Bachelor's Quarters: Stories from Two Worlds (1944) — Contributor — 7 copies
5 Modern English Plays (1966) 7 copies
Jitta's Atonement (1926) — Translator, some editions — 7 copies
The Devil's Disciple [1987 TV play] — Original play — 6 copies
Saint Joan [1957 film] (1987) — Original play — 6 copies
The Fireside Treasury of Modern Humor (1963) — Contributor — 5 copies
The Ambassador (1961) — Contributor — 5 copies
An introduction to drama (1951) — Contributor — 5 copies
Major Barbara [1941 film] (1988) — Original play — 5 copies
Famous Stories of Five Centuries (1934) — Contributor — 4 copies
Salt and His Circle (1951) — Preface, some editions — 4 copies
Vivienne Westwood : Spring Summer 2008 (2008) — Contributor — 4 copies
Androcles and the Lion [1952 film] — Original play — 3 copies
The Man of Destiny [1981 TV movie] — Original play — 2 copies
Pygmalion [1937 film] (1937) — Original play — 1 copy

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Not my cup of tea but a nice story
 
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mybookloveobsession | 17 other reviews | Mar 12, 2024 |
This was a simple play in 3 acts. The protagonist is known to be anti-religion??? However, in the end, we do see that his heart is not all black. Meh........100 pages
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Tess_W | 2 other reviews | Feb 23, 2024 |
This play first performed in 1902 deals with bold themes for the time, with the title character a former prostitute and now owner of a brothel which is a successful business; none of this is explicitly stated , but the inferences are clear. The key relationship is between her and her daughter Vivie, and there are some sharp dramatic scenes, after a slow start in what comes across as a rather inconsequential Act I. A good read.
 
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john257hopper | 8 other reviews | Feb 5, 2024 |
This is my first time reading something by George Bernard Shaw. I had heard about him of course, but never actually read any of his work. A funny play about two men in love with the same woman. It ends with Candida explaining her insights on both men.
 
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Max Beerbohm Contributor
Leslie Howard Director/Cast
Ian Dalrymple Screenplay
Kay Walsh Screenplay
Robert Krasker Cinematographer
Ursula Michels-Wenz Editor, Translator
Alfred Charles Ward Editor, Introduction
Harald Mueller Translator
Louis Kronenberger Introduction
John A. Bertolini Introduction
Michael Holroyd Introduction
Daniel J. Leary Introduction, Editor
Alan Dent Editor
Annie Besant Contributor
Hubert Bland Contributor
Graham Wallas Contributor
Sydney Olivier Contributor
William Clarke Contributor
Sidney Webb Contributor
Germano Facetti Cover designer
Jack Hildyard Cinematographer
Tom Baker Actor
Leo Genn Actor
Georges Auric Composer
Jack Cardiff Cinematographer
Freddie Young Cinematographer
Béatrice Vierne Translator
Georges Liébert Contributor
John Tyler Tuttle Contributor
Anne Chattaway Translator
Henry Morris Contributor
James Hynes Contributor
Mirko Jurak Afterword
Nadja Furlan Designer
Jože Munda Contributor
Antonio Agresti Translator
Rolf Staudt Cover designer
Tim Davis Illustrator
Brian Bartle Illustrator
Daniel Craig Cover artist
Bengt Anderberg Translator
Laura Whyte Narrator
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L. Carr Editor
Nicholas Grene Introduction
Eduard Coenraads Translator
Michel Habart Translator
Julio Broutá Translator
Milton Glaser Cover artist
Andrea Neuhaus Kommentator
Willy Fleckhaus Cover designer
Hannah Gordon Narrator
Jim Manis Editor
Feliks Topolski Illustrator
David New Narrator
Paolo Bertinetti Introduction
David Burke Narrator
John Tydeman Director
Henry Popkin Introduction
Brooks Atkinson Introduction
Howard Coster Photographer
N.R. Teitel Introduction
John Farleigh Illustrator
William Archer Contributor
Michael Quinn Contributor
E.J. (Editor) West Contributor
G.K. Chesterton Contributor
David Hare Introduction
Tom Amandes Narrator
Corrado Pavolini Translator
Polly Toynbee Foreword
Robin Sachs Narrator
Basil Langton Narrator
Paul Gutrecht Narrator
Aubrey Beardsley Cover artist
Edmund Gillon Cover designer
Edward Gorey Cover artist
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