Whats On

When the Society was founded on 26 July 1941, Bernard Shaw's eighty fifth birthday. He wanted nothing to do with the idea, and it was his curious letter of rejection that contained the phrase we quote here, and which was eagerly incorporated into the constitution of the Society. Reproduced here is the letter as written by Shaw.

The Browning Society was a terror to Browning Shelley was dead, Shakespeare  was dead,
I shall soon be dead.

We all provided a rallying point for the co-operation and education of kindred spirits and a forum for their irreconcilable controversies.

So go ahead, but don't bother me about it. I am old, deaf, and dotty. In short, a Has Been.

GBS  November 1941

GBS on the Society


YouTube videos of

Performances of

Shaw plays


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GBS in performance

Heartbreak House

The Union Theatre until 4th February

Old Union Arches 229 Union Street London SE1 0LR

020 7261 9876


The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond


By Bernard Shaw  Directed by Paul Mille

07 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

Click here for details Box Office: 020 8940 3633


Book Early for plays at Ayot

Widowers' Houses  22 June, 23 June, 24 June 2018

On the Rocks  20 July, 21 July, 22 July 2018


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Shaw Archive

This website, by Gustavo A. Rodríguez Martín  with the International Shaw Society, seeks to document Bernard Shaw’s growing presence on the internet