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June 09, 2022
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Life is not meant to be easy, my child; but take courage: it can be delightful.

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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw, who won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925, is most famous for his 1913 comedic play “Pygmalion,” which was later adapted into the 1956 Broadway musical “My Fair Lady." But Shaw’s path to literary success was a long one. He spent his 20s struggling to pay the bills as his first four novels were summarily rejected by every publisher in London. Nine years after resolving to become a writer, he began to gain some traction with his journalism, publishing art criticism and book reviews, but it was only once he began to write for the stage that his career found real momentum. His playwriting earned him both critical and popular acclaim. In his 94 years of life, Shaw certainly came to understand that life is not always easy, but his art is a testament to the fact that it can be delightful. 

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George Bernard Shaw: Pygmalion

The Play Behind ‘My Fair Lady'
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Pygmalion, a play written by George Bernard Shaw, is the inspiration for the famous musical and film My Fair Lady. The comedy centers around love and the English class syst...Read More
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