The
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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

Plays at Shaw’s Corner Ayot St Lawrence

 

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Shaw plays

 

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GBS in performance

The Orange Tree Theatre, Richmond

 

MISALLIANCE

By Bernard Shaw

Directed by Paul Mille

07 December 2017 — 20 January 2018

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

 

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

 

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Fintan O'Toole

GBS knew that the rich are no better than the poor. But though the argument seemed settled then, it now rages more fiercely than ever

Read The Guardian article