A blog for the 1st Year D and E Bachillerato students at I.E.S Juan de La Cierva (Madrid)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
George Bernard Shaw
George Bernard Shaw was an Irish writer, Nobel Prize winner for literature in 1925 and the Oscar in 1938.
Shaw was born in Dublin in a poor family and a Protestant. He was educated at Wesley College in Dublin, and emigrated to London in 1870 to begin his writing career. There, he wrote five novels that were rejected by publishers. It was a notable Socialist, who sought the transformation of society through non-revolutionary methods. In 1895, Shaw became a drama critic, which was the first step towards a career as a playwright. In 1898, he published his first successful play, Candida. After World War I produced several plays. One of the features of Shaw's plays is the lengthy introduction that goes with it. In these introductory essays, Shaw gave his opinion, usually controversial, about the issues that were addressed in the work. The royalties received by the rights of Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (musical based on Shaw's play) were significant. From 1906 until his death in 1950, Shaw lived in Shaw's Corner, in the village of Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire.
Its main drama of the history Candida Morell is a minister married to the brilliant Candida the true responsible for many of their successes in life. One day she returned from a vacation with their children, and accompanied by a young poet, Marchbanks.La Morell's joy in his comfortable marriage to Candida is shaken by the arrival of the young poet. So many men adore her, in very different ways and for different reasons, and she is attracted to them by their very different qualities. Marchbanks believes that he has a choice. Morell is devastated by the thought of losing. They forget that it is his own wife.
Other of his works are: Dramas
Widowers' Houses (1892) Mrs Warren's Profession (1898) Arms and the Man (1898) Candida (1898) Man and Superman (1902-1903) Geneva Pygmalion (1912-1913) Saint Joan (1923)
Essays: Common sense and war How to fix the Irish question Novels Immaturity (1879)
Love Among the Artists (1881)
His most famous phrases are: - First love is a little crazy and a great curiosity. "You see things and say," Why? " But I dream things that never were and say, "Why not." - There's always someone who kisses and one that is limited to allowing the kiss. - There is no first kiss goodbye, even the arrival. "Hate is the revenge of a coward intimidated.