Collection SC113 - George Bernard Shaw collection

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George Bernard Shaw collection

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CA UVICARCH SC113

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  • 1889 - 1934 (Creation)

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3 cm of textual records

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George Bernard Shaw was a British playwright, critic and political propagandist. Born in Dublin, he went to London in 1876 and became a music and theatre critic and a leader of the Fabian Society. He began writing comedies in the 1890s, success coming with such plays as "Major Barbara", "Caesar and Cleopatra", "Androcles and the Lion", and "Pygmalion". Other noted works include "Back to Methuselah" and "St. Joan". Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.

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The collection consists of manuscript material, consisting of a carbon typescript, corrected of "An Explanation" (being the preface to Shaw's edition of the Shaw-Ellen Terry correspondence); a manuscript of "Motives of Socialism"; and marked proofs for "Shaw Speaks on War" (a transcript of a short wave broadcast in 1937). Also included is correspondence with Elbridge Adams, Hubert Bland, William Archer, William J. Pickerell, and Harold Laski, together with correspondence from Janet Achurch to Hubert Bland. There is also a small amount of ephemera.

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george-bernard-shaw-collection-2

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Revised by JF, July 3, 2013.

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  • English

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