Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950

Shaw, Bernard, 1856-1950



  • Existence: 1856 - 1950


George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic. 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. He died on November 2, 1950.

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Bernard Shaw correspondence and manuscripts

Identifier: MS-700
Date(s): 1887 to 1946

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), writer. The collection contains correspondence with colleagues and contemporaries as well as manuscripts.

Gilbert Murray letter

Mss 909159
Identifier: Mss 909159
Date(s): 1909-08-18

Letter from Gilbert Murray to George Bernard Shaw concerning the censorship of Shaw's play "The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet" by Irish authorities.