George Bernard Shaw Fact Sheet: Who was George Bernard Shaw? The following short biography and fact sheet provides interesting facts about the life, times and history of George Bernard Shaw.
George Bernard Shaw Fact File Biography: Lifespan: 1856 - 1950 *** Full Name: George Bernard Shaw *** Occupation: Irish Playwright, Nobel Prize winner and Oscar winner, Socialist and Critic *** Date of Birth: George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26th 1856 *** Place of Birth: George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin, Ireland *** Family background: His father was George Carr Shaw who was a civil servant and Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly a music teacher and aspiring singer. He has two older sisters Lucinda Frances who performed light opera as well as musical comedies and Elinor Agnes who died at around twenty one years of age of tuberculosis *** Early life and childhood: He grew up in what was known as gentile poverty in other words, they were of a good family but had very little money *** Education: George Bernard Shaw was taught by his uncle and by his mother before attending Wesley College in Dublin and then Dublin’s Central Model School and finally Dublin English Scientific and Commercial Day School ***
George Bernard Shaw Fact 1:
George Bernard Shaw was born on July
26th 1856 and during the 19th
century period in history when great
strides were made in the industrial
revolution, the Victoria era was
coming to a close and there were
vast technological advances being
George Bernard Shaw Fact 7: His first break into playwriting came in 1892, having completed Widower’s Houses it went into production and opened at the London’s Royalty Theatre in December 1892 followed by The Philanderer and Mrs Warren’s Profession.
George Bernard Shaw Fact 8: The subject material of his early writing proving a little difficult to sell he embarked on what he called “pleasant” material and wrote Arms and the Man in 1894, Candida in the same years and You Never Can Tell in 1897.
George Bernard Shaw Fact 9: By 1910 he had become a well-established playwright and produced Fanny’s First Play and Pygmalion in 1911 and 1912.
George Bernard Shaw Fact 10:
Having been inspired by the
canonization of Joan of Arc in 1920
he went on to write what would
become his greatest work, Saint Joan
George Bernard Shaw Fact 12: George Bernard Shaw died on November 2nd 1950 of renal failure sustained as a result of a fall while pruning a tree. He was cremated at Golders Green Crematorium.
Influence & Legacy: He would become a legend in his own time, with most English speaking countries being aware of who he was and his work. A musical version of Pygmalion was produced and become a major success.
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