George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, Ireland, attended school there, but left for England to earn a living. Intensely interested in socialism, Shaw was an early member of the Socialist Fabian society. He was appointed reviewer for the Pall Mall Gazette, which enabled him to see many plays. Shaw became disgusted with what he saw and decided to write plays of better quality. He wrote five unsuccessful novels before his first play, Widower's Houses, produced in 1892. Despite Shaw's inauspicious beginnings he rose to be the greatest literary figure of his time. He wrote Arms and the Man (1894), Man and Superman (1903), and Pygmalion (1912), for the actress Mrs. Patrick Campbell, on which the hit show My Fair Lady was based. Shaw was a legend in his day. His personality, his wit, his movements—everything he said or did—received international notice. Realizing that many adjectives would be used to describe him, Shaw decided to come up with one himself. Shawian didn't ring well, so he Latinized his name and came up with Shavian, which has been used to refer to his style of writing ever since.

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  • Shaw — may refer to:In geography of the United States: *Shaw, Mississippi, a city *Shaw, Washington, D.C., a neighborhood *Shaw, St. Louis, Missouri, a neighborhoodIn geography of England, United Kingdom: *Shaw, Berkshire, a village *Shaw, Wiltshire, a… …   Wikipedia

  • SHAW (G. B.) — La personnalité de Shaw, son extraordinaire vitalité, ses écrits politiques, sociaux et philosophiques, surtout son éblouissant théâtre d’idées dominent la scène littéraire anglaise de la fin du XIXe et du début du XXe siècle. Tour à tour… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Shaw TV — is a locally based community channel service operated by cable TV company Shaw Communications, and is available to Shaw Cable subscribers in most major communities throughout western Canada.Each station runs programming produced by staff and/or… …   Wikipedia

  • Shaw —   [ʃɔː],    1) Artie, eigentlich Arthur Jacob Arshawsky, amerikanischer Jazzklarinettist, * New York 23. 5. 1910; erfolgreicher Big Band Leader des Swingstils, Konkurrent B. Goodmans; Hits mit »Begin the beguine« (1937), »Frenesi« (1940). Trat in …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Shaw — Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Irwin * * * (as used in expressions) Billings, John Shaw Shaw, Anna Howard Shaw, Artie Shaw, George Bernard Shaw, Lemuel Theodore Shaw Wilson …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • shaw — /shaw/, n. 1. Midland U.S. a small wood or thicket. 2. Scot. the stalks and leaves of potatoes, turnips, and other cultivated root plants. [bef. 900; ME shawe, OE sceaga, scaga; akin to SHAG1] * * * (as used in expressions) Billings John Shaw… …   Universalium

  • Shaw — /shaw/, n. 1. Artie (Arthur Arshawsky), born 1910, U.S. clarinetist and bandleader. 2. George Bernard, 1856 1950, Irish dramatist, critic, and novelist: Nobel prize 1925. 3. Henry Wheeler. See Billings, Josh. 4. Irwin, 1913 84, U.S. dramatist and …   Universalium

  • Shaw — hace referencia a: a Leslie Shaw (n. 1989), cantante y modelo peruana. a Shaw, localidad y estación ferroviaria del partido de Azul, en la provincia de Buenos Aires (Argentina); a George Bernard Shaw, dramaturgo y irlandés, premio Nobel de… …   Wikipedia Español

  • Shaw — (sh[add]), n. [OE. schawe, scha[yogh]e, thicket, grove, AS. scaga; akin to Dan. skov, Sw. skog, Icel. sk[=o]gr.] 1. A thicket; a small wood or grove. [Obs. or Prov. Eng. & Scot.] Burns. [1913 Webster] Gaillard he was as goldfinch in the shaw.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Shaw — Shaw, MS U.S. city in Mississippi Population (2000): 2312 Housing Units (2000): 785 Land area (2000): 1.110031 sq. miles (2.874967 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 1.110031 sq. miles (2.874967 sq …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

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