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George Bernard Shaw Resources

George Bernard Shaw Resources George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was a prolific writer who worked as an art, music, and theater critic. He found his calling writing popular plays, including Pygmalion and Saint Joan. In addition, he actively participated in politics as … Continue reading

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Introduction to Literature Focus Texts

Introduction to Literature study guide In this first level of Excellence in Literature, students will become familiar with the lesson format they’ll use through all five years of the curriculum. Introduction to Literature is a college-preparatory literature and composition course. … Continue reading

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Pygmalion: The 1938 Movie

Pygmalion is a 1938 British film starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. It is based on the play by George Bernard Shaw, and adapted by him for the screen. The film won an Oscar for best screenplay and was later adapted into musical … Continue reading

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How to Write a Popular Play by George Bernard Shaw

How to Write a Popular Play by George Bernard Shaw This essay was originally published by George Bernard Shaw in his Preface to Three Plays by Brieux (New York: Brentano’s, 1911), pp. xxii-xxvii [which explains the references to the writer … Continue reading

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Bernard Shaw: a Brief Biography

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) led a long and fascinating literary life. Here is a brief biography by Cary Mazer of the University of Pennsylvania. Continue reading

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Shaw and the Don: G. Bernard Shaw’s Reception of Mozart’s Don Giovanni

Scholars have long recognized the importance of structural aspects of Mozart’s music on George Bernard Shaw’s dramas. Here is the text of a talk given by Shaw. Continue reading

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