George Bernard Shaw

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My Fair Lady review – perfectly elegant, ever so sedate
Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins are back in a time capsule of nice frocks, great tunes and comic bickering – but it’s solid not spectacular

Arifa Akbar

18, May, 2022 @10:15 PM

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Ascot scene in Pygmalion? Not bloody likely! | Brief letters
Letters: My Fair Lady | Village incomers | Jeffrey Steele | Greenham Common | Ian Botham


25, Aug, 2021 @4:51 PM

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Namaste and a nice cup of tea without milk | Brief letters
Brief letters: Letter writers’ ages | Guardian readers’ longevity | Elbow bumps | Black tea | Pants


16, Jun, 2021 @5:07 PM

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His fair lady: how George Bernard Shaw’s wife played a vital role in his masterworks
Charlotte’s influence has been downplayed, says a new book on how women are written out of history

Donna Ferguson

29, May, 2021 @11:45 AM

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Shaw Shorts review – a double dose of delightful comedy
Two plays explore George Bernard Shaw’s questioning of social values, directed by Paul Miller as a pointer towards Pinter

Mark Lawson

27, May, 2021 @11:03 AM

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Eric Bentley obituary
Writer on drama and champion of Brecht who shared Shaw’s view that theatre should add to people’s lives

Irving Wardle

17, Sep, 2020 @4:38 PM

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Richard and the revolutionaries: why did lefties love Wagner?
His antisemitism made him a far-right icon. So what attracted reds and radicals from Lenin to George Bernard-Shaw to the tumultuous sounds of Hitler’s favourite composer?

Alex Ross

17, Sep, 2020 @5:00 AM

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You name it, she's played it: the sublime classical actor Barbara Jefford
She has given unforgettable performances in Shakespeare, Chekhov and Shaw over her extraordinary 70-year career. Where’s this great actor’s damehood?

Michael Billington

24, Jul, 2020 @5:00 AM

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Candida review – Shaw's comedy of fizzing words and extreme passion
This production of Shaw’s remarkable play about a poet and a priest in love with the same woman induces giddy delight

Michael Billington

27, Nov, 2019 @10:26 AM

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Clive James: ‘The most overrated books almost all emerged from a single genre – magic realism’
The author, critic and poet on reading Biggles as a child and his admiration of Philip Larkin

Clive James

05, Oct, 2019 @1:00 PM

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Emery Walker's Islamic collection opens to public in London
Objects, jewellery and art collected worldwide by the antiquarian and photographer on display for first time

Maev Kennedy

13, Aug, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Misalliance review – Shaw's women talk the talk in an English country garden
Shaw’s 1909 play about class and feminism moves skilfully from disquisitory drama to anarchic comedy in this intellectually stimulating production

Michael Billington

12, Dec, 2017 @2:45 PM

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