Category Archives: Quotes

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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Mrs Warren’s Profession: meet the cast!

A week away from opening night of Mrs Warren’s Profession, we thought that it was about time we gathered it’s colourful cast of characters together for you to meet. Shaw’s miniature pen portraits of Mrs Warren et all are succinct, satirical … Continue reading

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Object of the Month – A letter from Ireland

May’s Object of the Month is this stunning portrait by Augustus John which hangs in the Dining Room here at Shaw’s Corner. Here is Shaw writing from Coole Park in Ireland to Frances Chesterton, storyteller and writer, and the wife … Continue reading

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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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