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George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950)  Shaw was born in Dublin of Protestant Irish stock. His mother was a talented amateur singer; his father was a corn trader. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic.
From 1879-1903, Shaw was a councillor for the London borough of St Pancras, getting practical experience of social problems in local government. All his life he remained interested in questions of social reform.
In 1884, he joined the Fabian Society where he met Sidney Webb and joined him in his attempt to make socialism respectable. Shaw became famous as a socialist agitator, speaking publicly (and for no fee) all over London, once or twice a week for the next 12 years.
He began his literary career as a novelist; as a fervent advocate of the new theatre of Ibsen (The Quintessence of Ibsenism, 1891) he decided to write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage. His earliest dramas were called appropriately Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant (1898). Shaw's radical rationalism, his utter disregard of conventions, his keen dialectic interest and verbal wit often turn the stage into a forum of ideas. He wrote lengthy stage directions and character descriptions, more in the style of a novel than a play, as they were read - and admired - but deemed unsuitable for stage performance. Only in the Twenties they began to be accepted and appreciated by the public.
It is a combination of the dramatic, the comic, and the social corrective that gives Shaw's comedies their special flavour. In the plays of his later period discussion sometimes drowns the drama, in Back to Methuselah (1921), although in the same period he worked on his masterpiece Saint Joan (1923), in which he rewrites the well-known story of the French maiden and extends it from the Middle Ages to the present.
Other important plays by Shaw are Caesar and Cleopatra (1901), a historical play filled with allusions to modern times, and Androcles and the Lion (1912), in which he exercised a kind of retrospective history and from modern movements drew deductions for the Christian era. In Major Barbara (1905), one of Shaw's most successful «discussion» plays, the audience's attention is held by the power of the witty argumentation that man can achieve aesthetic salvation only through political activity, not as an individual. The Doctor's Dilemma (1906), facetiously classified as a tragedy by Shaw, is really a comedy the humour of which is directed at the medical profession. Candida (1898), with social attitudes toward sex relations as objects of his satire, and Pygmalion (1912), a witty study of phonetics as well as a clever treatment of middle-class morality and class distinction, proved some of Shaw's greatest successes on the stage. In 1925 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Shaw accepted the honour but refused the money.
Shaw's complete works appeared in thirty-six volumes between 1930 and 1950, the year of his death. He died at the age of 94, whilst pruning an apple tree.

assaré che ea paura dea miseria domini ea vostra vita e come premio magnaré ma no te vivaré
co do persone se cata soto l\'inlusso dea pì vioenta, demente, deirante e efimera dee passioni, se pretende che i staga ininterotamente in chea condission euforica anomaea elogorante finché ea morte no i separa
co\' un omo còpa \'na tigre, i \'o ciama sport; co\' ea tigre còpa un omo, i \'a ciama ferocia
de soito ee robe che tuti voe savere xé quee che noe ee riguarda
ea capacità de fare osservassioni acute xé ciamà cinismo da chi che no ea gà
ea democrassia rimpiassa ea scelta de pochi coroti co l\'elession fata da un mucio de incompetenti
ea democrassia xé un mecanismo dove che ghemo ea garansia che no saremo mai governai come che se meritemo
ea storia d amore pi bea xe quea pa lettare
Hegel gaveva razòn col dixeva che imparemo daea storia che l\'omo nol poe imparare deae storia
invesse de aboire i ricchi bisogna aboire i poaretti
libertà voe dire anche responsabiità, eco parché molta xente gà paura
l\'amore consiste nel soravalutare ee diferense tra na femena e n\'altra
l\'omo xé tanto pì ripetabie quanto pì xé ee robe chel se vergona
nissun omo veramente paròn dea so lengua poe diminarghene n\'altra
no ghe xe amore pì s-cieto che queo par ea roba da magnàre
no ghe xé segreti mejo sconti de quei che sa tuti
no ghemo dirito de consumare feicità sensa produrghene de pì de quanto podemo consumare schei sensa produrghene
no me aspeto mai che un soldato el pensa
no sta fare ai altri queo che te voessi fusse fatto a ti, i podaria avere gusti difarenti
no sta sercàre de vivare par sempre. No te ghe ea farè mai
no sta \'spetàre el momènto bon, fàteo da ti
ogni modifica a qualsiasi lege fa tore i schei dea scarsea de qualched\'un pa meterli inte na scarsea de n\'altro
patriotismo xe crèdare che ea to nassion sia ea mejo de tute st\'altre parchè ti te si nato là
sostegnere che i credenti i xé pì contenti dei atei xé asurdo come l\'idea che i imbriaghi i xé pì contenti de quei che no i beve.
so\' mato de sicuro, ma se anca no fosse, gnianca i altri dovarìa essare fòra
un omo istruìo xe un ossiòso che copa el tempo studiando
xé pericoeoso essare sinceri se no te si anca stupido