George Bernard Shaw

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The best theatre to stream this month: Richard II, All of Us and more
Our roundup of drama to watch at home includes Sheridan Smith in Funny Girl, a festival of mime and a rock’n’roll panto

Chris Wiegand

01, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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Arms and the Man review – Shaw’s women show their steel
This 1894 farce set during the Serbo-Bulgarian war is impeccably played in a production showing the playwright’s radical vision still resonates

Mark Lawson

25, Nov, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Mrs Warren’s Profession review – Caroline Quentin’s bewitching madam
George Bernard Shaw’s discomfiting play finds a commanding lead in Quentin, playing alongside her real-life daughter Rose

Arifa Akbar

17, Nov, 2022 @12:56 PM

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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

Letters

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

Letters

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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