Monthly Archives: July 2015

Irish Academy of Letters: Shaw to W.B. Yeats, 1932

Ayot St Lawrence, Welwyn 20th September 1932 My dear Yeats I am against myself as President [of the Irish Academy of Letters]. The President should also be a Resident, and should be a man with a presence who loves gassing … Continue reading

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“John Bull’s Other Island” – No Laughing Matter!

It may be apocryphal, but it’s a good story. When King Edward VII went to see a performance of John Bull’s Other Island on 11 March 1905 he laughed so hard that he broke the chair he was sitting on. … Continue reading

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Object of the Month: Irish Academy of Letters Medal

July’s Object of the Month could very easily be overlooked if you were to stand in Shaw’s study looking at his crowded desk and yet, like June’s Object of the Month, it represents another of Shaw’s great friendship networks and … Continue reading

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