History Creator / GeorgeBernardShaw

10th Aug '15 8:05:39 AM LordGro
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Incomprehensible, and there is no proof that George Bernard Shaw ever said "England and America are two countries divided by a common language." At any rate, it is not found in his published writings.
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.
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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
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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''.
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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
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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'').
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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
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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'').
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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
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** 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
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Pretty sure that refers to the book by Friedrich Nietzsche, not the music by Richard Strauß.
* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Man and Superman" is an allusion to ''ThusSpakeZarathustra''
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* LiteraryAllusionTitle: "Man and Superman" is an allusion to ''ThusSpakeZarathustra''''Literature/ThusSpakeZarathustra''
4th Sep '13 9:23:46 AM LordGro
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Moved the quotes to Quotes.George Bernard Shaw. The first quote lacks a proper source and is actually pretty irrelevant for Shaw as a creator. The second merely references the first and is just as irrelevant.
->'''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''.
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''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
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** 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.
15th Nov '12 5:18:53 PM PaulA
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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: One of the most relevant examples; -->''The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.''
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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: One of the most relevant examples; -->''The ''Maxims for Revolutionists'' #124: -->The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.''
15th Nov '12 9:10:02 AM Kalaong
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* ThereAreTwoKindsOfPeopleInTheWorld: One of the most relevant examples; -->''The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man.''
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