George Bernard Shaw Memorabilia at Hartwick College

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George Bernard Shaw Memorabilia at Hartwick College
Photograph of George Bernard Shaw - Image Source

Collection Facts

Dates of Original:
c. 1900

Historical Context

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic and polemicist whose influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, including major works such as Man and Superman (1902), Pygmalion (1912) and Saint Joan (1923). With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Scope of Collection

This very small collection, including a photograph and a brief letter, was donated to the college by Fred K. Scheibe in 1964.

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