Monthly Archives: January 2015

Happy Birthday Charlotte Shaw!

Today is the 158th birthday of Charlotte Francis Shaw; suffragist, nationalist, translator, friend and supporter of some of the most famous people of the twentieth century and incidentally, wife of George Bernard Shaw. Charlotte was born in Ireland in 1857, … Continue reading

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Gallery of the Month – Pygmalion and Mrs Patrick Campbell

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Letter of the Month – Shaw to Mrs Patrick Campbell 100 years ago today.

Shaw created the part of Eliza Doolittle for the actress Mrs Patrick Campbell who in her mid 40s played the 18 year old flower girl when Pygmalion opened in London in April 1914. After the outbreak of WW1, with theatres closing … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – Shaw’s working copy of Pygmalion

Do you know where and when Eliza Doolittle, that gloriously be-hatted character immortalized by Audrey Hepburn in My Fair Lady was created? It was in the notebooks carried by Bernard Shaw as he traveled around the cathedral cities  of England in … Continue reading

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Happy New Year from Shaw’s Corner

Welcome to 2015 at Shaw’s Corner! We hope you had a lovely Christmas and are looking forward to the new year as much as we are here in Ayot St Lawrence. It’s going to be an exciting year for us … Continue reading

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