History Creator / GeorgeBernardShaw

27th Apr '16 11:46:44 PM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* DeadpanSnarker
** He once received a letter with one word: "Imbecile". He commented that he had received many letters without a name, but that that was the first time he received a name without a letter.
** One story goes that Shaw once found himself sitting next to an annoying dinner guest who continued to drone on about all manner of subjects. Shaw turned to the guest and stated that between the two of them, they knew everything there was to know in the world. When asked how he figured that, Shaw answered, "Well, you seem to know everything except that you are a bore and ''I'' know that."



* VitriolicBestBuds: With Creator/GKChesterton in RealLife.
--> '''Chesterton:''' George, you look like you just came from a country in a famine!
--> '''Shaw:''' G.K., you look like you caused it!
27th Apr '16 10:36:13 PM The_Glorious_SOB
Is there an issue? Send a Message


** One story goes that Shaw once found himself sitting next to an annoying dinner guest who continued to drone on about all manner of subjects. Shaw turned to the guest and stated that between the two of them, they knew everything there was to know in the world. When asked how he figured that, Shaw answered "Well, you seem to know everything except that you are a bore and ''I'' know that."

to:

** One story goes that Shaw once found himself sitting next to an annoying dinner guest who continued to drone on about all manner of subjects. Shaw turned to the guest and stated that between the two of them, they knew everything there was to know in the world. When asked how he figured that, Shaw answered answered, "Well, you seem to know everything except that you are a bore and ''I'' know that."
10th Aug '15 8:05:39 AM LordGro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


His will funded a contest to create a new non-Latin alphabet for the English language. Four of the winning entries were combined to create [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavian the Shavian alphabet]], which first appeared in 1962 in a special edition of another Shaw play, ''Androcles and the Lion''. He is also the TropeNamer for SeparatedByACommonLanguage.

to:

His will funded a contest to create a new non-Latin alphabet for the English language. Four of the winning entries were combined to create [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavian the Shavian alphabet]], which first appeared in 1962 in a special edition of another Shaw play, ''Androcles and the Lion''. He is also the TropeNamer for SeparatedByACommonLanguage.\n
9th Aug '15 9:36:08 PM TauCeti
Is there an issue? Send a Message


His will funded a contest to create a new non-Latin alphabet for the English language. Four of the winning entries were combined to create [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavian the Shavian alphabet]], which first appeared in 1962 in a special edition of another Shaw play, ''Androcles and the Lion''.

to:

His will funded a contest to create a new non-Latin alphabet for the English language. Four of the winning entries were combined to create [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shavian the Shavian alphabet]], which first appeared in 1962 in a special edition of another Shaw play, ''Androcles and the Lion''.
Lion''. He is also the TropeNamer for SeparatedByACommonLanguage.
21st May '15 12:36:45 AM PaulA
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Shaw is the only writer to have been awarded both the NobelPrizeInLiterature and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward (the latter for the screenplay of the 1938 film adaptation of ''Pygmalion'').

to:

Shaw is the only writer to have been awarded both the NobelPrizeInLiterature UsefulNotes/NobelPrizeInLiterature and an UsefulNotes/AcademyAward (the latter for the screenplay of the 1938 film adaptation of ''Pygmalion'').
20th May '15 3:45:34 PM nombretomado
Is there an issue? Send a Message


Shaw is the only writer to have been awarded both the NobelPrizeInLiterature and an AcademyAward (the latter for the screenplay of the 1938 film adaptation of ''Pygmalion'').

to:

Shaw is the only writer to have been awarded both the NobelPrizeInLiterature and an AcademyAward UsefulNotes/AcademyAward (the latter for the screenplay of the 1938 film adaptation of ''Pygmalion'').
30th Mar '14 9:06:08 PM Aspie
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** One story goes that Shaw once found himself sitting next to an annoying dinner guest who continued to drone on about all manner of subjects. Shaw turned to the guest and stated that between the two of them, they knew everything there was to know in the world. When asked how he figured that, Shaw answered "Well, you seem to know everything except that you are a bore and ''I'' know that."
4th Sep '13 9:27:16 AM LordGro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Man and Superman" is an allusion to ''ThusSpakeZarathustra''

to:

* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Man and Superman" is an allusion to ''ThusSpakeZarathustra''''Literature/ThusSpakeZarathustra''
4th Sep '13 9:23:46 AM LordGro
Is there an issue? Send a Message


->'''Sarah Bernhardt''': Mr. Shaw, you and I should make love, for with my looks and your brains we would have wonderful children.
->'''George Bernard Shaw''': Aha! But what if the child were born with my looks and your brain? ...
->(Walks outside)
->Oh no, I've just blown out a definite shag!

->'''Sarah Bernhardt''': Mr. Shaw, fancy a shag?
->'''George Bernard Shaw''': "Fancy"? It is the darling of society but the outcast of the soul... oh no, I've done it again!
-->--Sketch from ''TheMaryWhitehouseExperience''



''Arms and the Man'' inspired the operetta ''The Chocolate Soldier'', and ''Pygmalion'' inspired the musical ''MyFairLady''.

to:

''Arms and the Man'' inspired the operetta ''The Chocolate Soldier'', and ''Pygmalion'' inspired the musical ''MyFairLady''.
''Theatre/MyFairLady''.
21st Apr '13 11:42:57 AM Milarqui
Is there an issue? Send a Message

Added DiffLines:

** He once received a letter with one word: "Imbecile". He commented that he had received many letters without a name, but that that was the first time he received a name without a letter.
This list shows the last 10 events of 15. Show all.
http://tvtropes.org/pmwiki/article_history.php?article=Creator.GeorgeBernardShaw