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  • Bernard Shaws Pygmalion And Don Bluths Anastasia
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    Many people compare an English literary work to different movies of their time. An example of this is Pygmalion by Bernard Shaw. A story about a woman transformed into a spectacular beauty pushed into royalty, but never loses her identity, is very similar to a movie directed by Don Bluth called Anastasia. Bernard Shaws play Pygmalion and Don Bluths movie Anastasia, show that one can change a persons appearance, but the person deep within has never left the surface. The two have a large array of ...
  • Bernard Shaw George Bernard Shaw
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    BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950) George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He led a average school life, but his real education came from his strong foundation in music and painting, which he received at home (Bentley vi). Bernard, he never used the name "George", had a very impressive career. He wrote over fifty plays, many which are still widely preformed, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. Shaw died in 1950 in St. Lawrence, England (McNabb 4). Bernard Shaw was born...
  • Life Of George Bernard Shaw
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    On the night of July 26th, 1856 one of the greatest playwrights in history, George Bernard Shaw, was born. George's mother, Lucinda Elizabeth Gurly, was an aristocrat, while his father, George Gurly, was a poor alcoholic. Shaw had two sisters, Elin our Agnes, who died of tuberculosis at age 20, and Lucinda Frances who died of starvation at age 40. Both were spinsters and had no children. In Dublin the theatre was the only thing that actually interested, and had something to offer to Shaw. George...
  • George Bernard Shaw
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    George Bernard Shaw was an iconoclastic writer and speaker who embraced many subjects that his peers had not yet dared to embrace. He is considered to be the best and most significant playwright since William Shakespeare. His life and career were focused mainly on social reform. Bernard was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. His parents were mother Lucinda Elizabeth Gary and father George Carr Shaw. His father and grandfather were both alcoholics. His mother was from Carlow. She was a mus...
  • Shaw's Satiric Weapon
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    Bernard Shaw- the playwright... Ifor Evans the well-known critic introduces Bernard Shaw as "the greatest figure in English drama" in the 20th century. His major contribution, no doubt, is as a dramatist. He has to his credit more than fifty plays touching distinct aspects of life and society. But Shaw's greatness as a dramatist derives primarily from the fact that he had no major 19th C. British models on whom to base himself or to draw themes from; or in other words, his forays into the largel...

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