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George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)

The Anglo-Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1925, acquired a reputation as the greatest dramatist in the English language during the first half of the 20th Century for the plays he had written at the height of his creativity from "Mrs. Warren's Profession" in 1893 to "The Apple Cart" in ... See full bio »

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 2009 Caesar and Cleopatra (play)
 1997 Die heilige Johanna (play)
 1992 Haus Herzenstod (TV Movie) (play)
 1991 The Best of Friends (TV Movie) (as Bernard Shaw)
  Theatre Night (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode, 1989) (play - 1 episode, 1987)
- Arms and the Man (1989) ... (writer)
- The Devil's Disciple (1987) ... (play)
 1989 Les maris, les femmes, les amants (poem and aphorism - as Bernard Shaw)
 1987 Mournful Unconcern (play "Heartbreak House")
 1986 Nunca se sabe (TV Mini-Series) (play - 4 episodes)
- Episode #1.4 (1986) ... (play)
- Episode #1.3 (1986) ... (play)
- Episode #1.2 (1986) ... (play)
- Episode #1.1 (1986) ... (play)
 1985 Great Performances (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Heartbreak House (1985) ... (play)
 1984 Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1983 Arms and the Man (TV Movie) (play)
 1982/I Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 Man and Superman (TV Movie) (play)
 1982/II Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1982 The Eleventh Hour (TV Series) (play excerpt - 1 episode)
- The Year of the Bodyguard (1982) ... (play excerpt)
 1981/I Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie) (play)
 1981 Dear Liar (TV Movie) (letters)
 1981/II Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1970-1980 Estudio 1 (TV Series) (play - 6 episodes)
- El dilema del doctor (1980) ... (play)
- Cándida II (1980) ... (play)
- Pigmalión (1979) ... (play)
- Cesar y Cleopatra (1971) ... (play)
 1979 Saint Joan (TV Movie) (play)
 1979 Love Among the Artists (TV Mini-Series) (novel "Love Among the Artists" - 5 episodes)
- Education Completed (1979) ... (novel "Love Among the Artists")
- Dilemmas and Decisions (1979) ... (novel "Love Among the Artists")
- Successes and Surrenders (1979) ... (novel "Love Among the Artists")
- Education and Achievement (1979) ... (novel "Love Among the Artists")
- Excursions and Explosions (1979) ... (novel "Love Among the Artists")
 1979 ITV Playhouse (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Village Wooing (1979) ... (play)
 1978 Lletres catalanes (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Càndida (1978) ... (play)
 1978 Heilige Jeanne (TV Movie) (play)
 1977 Galateya (TV Movie) (play "Pygmalion")
  BBC Play of the Month (TV Series) (play - 8 episodes, 1968 - 1977) (writer - 3 episodes, 1970 - 1977)
- You Never Can Tell (1977) ... (play)
- Heartbreak House (1977) ... (writer)
- The Apple Cart (1975) ... (play - as Bernard Shaw)
- Pygmalion (1973) ... (play)
- Mrs. Warren's Profession (1972) ... (play)
 1977 Des Doktors Dilemma (TV Movie) (play "The Doctor's Dilemma")
 1976 Caesar and Cleopatra (TV Movie) (play)
 1976 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1975 Don Juan in der Hölle (TV Movie) (play "Mensch und Übermensch")
 1974 Au théâtre ce soir (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Candida (1974) ... (play)
 1974 Sosem lehet tudni (TV Movie) (play - as G. B. Shaw)
 1973 The Man of Destiny (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Der Teufelsschüler (TV Movie) (play)
 1973 Candida (TV Movie)
 1973 Az ördög cimborája (TV Movie) (play "The Devil's Disciple" - as G.B. Shaw)
 1973 To theatro ton neon (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- O anthropos tou pepromenou (1973) ... (play)
 1971 Die heilige Johanna (TV Movie) (play "Saint Joan")
 1971 ITV Sunday Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Arms and the Man (1971) ... (play)
 1970 Caesar und Cleopatra (TV Movie) (play)
 1970 Pigmalião 70 (TV Series) (play "Pygmalion")
 1970 Shaw vs. Shakespeare III: Caesar and Cleopatra (Documentary short) (play "Caesar and Cleopatra")
 1969 Kako je lagao njenog muza (TV Short) (play "How He Lied to Her Husband")
 1969 Die Millionärin (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Sainte Jeanne (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Androklus und der Löwe (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Cäsar und Cleopatra (TV Movie) (novel)
 1969 Annajanska (TV Movie) (play)
 1969 Blanco Posnets hängning (TV Movie) (play "The Showing-up of Blanco Posnet")
 1969 New York Television Theatre (TV Series) (plays "Augustus Does His Bit" and "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets - 1 episode)
- Augustus Does His Bit/The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1969) ... (plays "Augustus Does His Bit" and "The Dark Lady of the Sonnets)
 1968 Great Catherine (play "Great Catherine Whom Glory Still Adores")
 1968 Haus Herzenstod (TV Movie) (play "Heartbreak Hotel")
 1968 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Nikad se ne zna (TV Movie)
 1967 Saint Joan (TV Movie) (play)
 1967 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie) (play)
  Teatterituokio (TV Series) (play "Village Wooing" - 3 episodes, 1966) (play "O'Flaherty VC" - 1 episode, 1967) (play "Man of Destiny" - 1 episode, 1963)
- Viktorian Ristin ritari (1967) ... (play "O'Flaherty VC" - as G. Bernard Shaw)
- Maalaiskosiskelua, III osa (1966) ... (play "Village Wooing" - as Bernard Shaw)
- Maalaiskosiskelua, II osa (1966) ... (play "Village Wooing")
- Maalaiskosiskelua, I osa (1966) ... (play "Village Wooing" - as Bernard Shaw)
- Kohtalon mies (1963) ... (play "Man of Destiny")
 1967 Särkyneiden sydänten talo (TV Movie) (play "Heartbreak House")
 1966-1967 Conflict (TV Series) (written by - 3 episodes)
- Man and Superman (1967) ... (written by)
- Candida (1967) ... (written by)
- Saint Joan (1966) ... (written by)
 1967 Kapitän Brassbounds Bekehrung (TV Movie) (play "Captain Brassbound's Conversion")
 1967 Candida (TV Movie)
 1967 Fanny's eerste toneelstuk (TV Movie)
 1967 O'Flaherty (TV Movie) (play)
  ITV Play of the Week (TV Series) (1 episode, 1958) (writer - 3 episodes, 1957 - 1966) (original play - 2 episodes, 1958 - 1962) (play "Man and Superman" - 1 episode, 1962) (story - 1 episode, 1962) (play - 1 episode, 1956)
- Major Barbara (1966) ... (writer)
- The Apple Cart (1962) ... (writer)
- Don Juan in Hell (1962) ... (play "Man and Superman")
- Misalliance (1962) ... (story)
- Major Barbara (1962) ... (original play)
 1966 Major Barbara (TV Movie) (play)
 1966 Idylle villageoise (TV Movie)
 1966 Heiraten (TV Movie) (play "Getting Married")
 1966 De man van het lot (TV Movie)
 1965 Die Häuser des Herrn Sartorius (TV Movie) (play "Windowers' Houses")
 1965 Der Teufelsschüler (TV Movie) (play)
 1964 Haus Herzenstod (TV Movie) (play "Heartbreak House")
 1964 My Fair Lady (from a play by - as Bernard Shaw)
 1964 Primera fila (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Pigmalión (1964) ... (play)
 1964 Candida (TV Movie) (play - as Bernard Shaw)
 1964 Majoor Barbara (TV Movie) (play - as G.B. Shaw)
 1964 Caesar und Cleopatra (TV Movie)
 1963 Man kann nie wissen (TV Movie) (play "You Never Can Tell")
 1963 Der Arzt am Scheideweg (TV Movie) (play) / (story)
 1963 Festival (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- The Doctor's Dilemma (1963) ... (writer)
 1963 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 O Senhor do Destino (TV Movie) (play)
 1963 Platea (TV Series) (1 episode)
 1962 Fru Warrens yrke (TV Movie) (play)
 1962 Die heilige Johanna (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1961 Ländliche Werbung (TV Movie) (play "Village Wooing")
 1960 Aslan yavrusu (play "Pygmalion")
 1960 Die Häuser des Herrn Sartorius (TV Movie) (play)
 1960 The Millionairess (play "The Millionairess")
 1960 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie) (comedy)
 1960 Don Juan in Hell (TV Movie) (play "Man and Superman")
 1960 Play of the Week (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Don Juan in Hell (1960) ... (writer)
 1960 Ödets man (TV Movie)
 1960 Mrs. Warren's Profession (play "Mrs. Warrens' Profession")
 1959 Covek sudbine (TV Movie)
 1959 Playhouse 90 (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Misalliance (1959) ... (play)
 1959 The Devil's Disciple (based on the play by - as Bernard Shaw)
 1955-1959 TV de Vanguarda (TV Series) (2 episodes)
- Pigmalião (1955)
 1959 General Electric Theater (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Caesar and Cleopatra (1959) ... (play)
 1955-1959 Grande Teatro Tupi (TV Series) (6 episodes)
- Pigmalião (1959)
- Candida (1958)
- Candida (1956)
- Santa Joana (1956)
 1955-1959 ITV Television Playhouse (TV Series) (writer - 2 episodes)
- Village Wooing (1959) ... (writer)
- Man of Destiny (1955) ... (writer)
 1958 The Doctor's Dilemma (play "The Doctor's Dilemma")
 1958 Helden (play)
 1950-1958 BBC Sunday-Night Theatre (TV Series) (play - 9 episodes)
- Arms and the Man (1958) ... (play)
- The Apple Cart (1957) ... (play)
- Pygmalion (1956) ... (play)
- The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (1955) ... (play)
- Candida (1955) ... (play)
 1958 Androklus und der Löwe (TV Movie) (play)
 1958 Pigmalion (TV Movie)
 1957 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1957 Saint Joan (play)
  Matinee Theatre (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode, 1957) (play - 1 episode, 1956)
- Arms and the Man (1957) ... (novel)
- Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1956) ... (play)
 1956 César e Cleópatra (TV Series) (play "Caesar and Cleopatra")
 1956 Sainte Jeanne (TV Movie) (play)
 1956 Man and Superman (TV Movie) (play)
  Omnibus (TV Series) (play - 2 episodes, 1953 - 1955) (story - 1 episode, 1956) (play "Arms and the Man" - 1 episode, 1953)
- Saint Joan (1955) ... (play)
- The Man of Destiny (1953) ... (play)
- Arms and the Man (1953) ... (play "Arms and the Man")
 1956 H.M. Tennent Globe Theatre (TV Series) (play "Misalliance" - 1 episode)
- Misalliance (1956) ... (play "Misalliance")
 1956 Producers' Showcase (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Caesar and Cleopatra (1956) ... (play)
 1956 Candida (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 The Devil's Disciple (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 Cameo Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Inca of Perusalem (1955) ... (play)
 1955 Die Häuser des Herrn Sartorius (TV Movie) (play)
 1955 The Chocolate Soldier (TV Movie) (play)
 1954 Misalliance (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 Wednesday Theatre (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- Great Catherine (1953) ... (play)
 1953 Captain Brassbound's Conversion (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 Et landsbyfrieri (TV Movie) (play)
 1953 Der Schlachtenlenker (TV Movie) (play "The Man of Destiny")
 1952 Androcles and the Lion (play - as Bernard Shaw)
 1952 Back to Methuselah (TV Series) (play "Back to Methuselah" - 5 episodes)
- As Far as Thought Can Reach (1952) ... (play "Back to Methuselah")
- Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman (1952) ... (play "Back to Methuselah")
- The Thing Happens (1952) ... (play "Back to Methuselah")
- The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas (1952) ... (play "Back to Methuselah")
- In the Beginning (1952) ... (play "Back to Methuselah")
 1952 Robert Montgomery Presents (TV Series) (novel - 1 episode)
- Cashel Byron's Profession (1952) ... (novel)
 1951 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie) (original author)
 1950 Perhaps a Gentleman (play "Pygmalion" - uncredited)
 1950 Musical Comedy Time (TV Series) (play - 1 episode)
- The Chocolate Soldier (1950) ... (play)
 1948 Great Catherine (TV Movie) (play "Great Catherine")
 1948 Pygmalion (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Arms and the Man (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie) (play)
 1946 The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (TV Movie) (play)
 1945 Caesar and Cleopatra (play) / (screenplay)
 1942 Sürtük (play "Pygmalion")
 1941 Major Barbara (original play) / (scenario and dialogue) / (screenplay)
 1939 Passion, Poison and Petrifaction (TV Movie) (as Bernard Shaw)
 1939 Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress (TV Movie) (as G. Bernard Shaw)
 1939 The Dark Lady of the Sonnets (TV Movie)
 1938 Pygmalion (play - as Bernard Shaw) / (scenario and dialogue - as Bernard Shaw)
 1938 Androcles and the Lion (TV Movie)
 1937 How He Lied to Her Husband (TV Movie) (play)
 1937 Pygmalion (play - as G.B. Shaw)
 1935 Pygmalion (play)
 1932 Arms and the Man (play)
 1931 How He Lied to Her Husband (Short) (play)
 1927 Saint Joan (Short) (play)
 1921 Román boxera (novel "Cashel Byron's Profession")
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Other Works:

Stage: His play, "Pygmalion," was performed at the St. James's Theatre in London, England, with John Clements, Kay Hammond, Nicholas Hannen, Phyllis Relph and Athene Seyler in the cast. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 12 Print Biographies | 5 Portrayals | 3 Articles | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Alternate Names:

Bernard Shaw | G. B. Shaw | G. Bernard Shaw | G.B. Shaw

Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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"and there is, on the whole, nothing on earth intended for innocent people so horrible as a school. To begin with, it is a prison. But it is in some respects more cruel than a prison. In a prison, for instance, you are not forced to read books written by the warders (who of course would not be warders and governors if they could write readable books), and beaten or otherwise tormented if you ... See more »

Trivia:

Died from injuries received after falling from a ladder while he was trimming a tree on his estate. See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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