George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)[1] was an Irish playwright, music- and theatre critic.

Contribution to South African theatre, film, media and performance

Shaw visited South Africa in 19** as a guest of ** .

Many of his plays were performed in South Africa over the years, including Pygmalion , Mrs Warren's Profession, Candida, Saint Joan, Caesar and Cleopatra , Heartbreak House, Androcles and the Lion, Major Barbara, The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, Passion, Poison, and Petrifaction, and Misalliance. Of course My Fair Lady, based on Pygmalion, has been a great favourite over the years.

In 1971 Max Adrian presented a one-man show of readings from Shaw at the Alexander.


Tucker, 1997.

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