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


Click here for the webpage


GBS in performance

There will be another chance to see

Mrs Shaw Herself

if you missed the sell-out performance last month (or if you would like to see it again!)

The next performance will be (nostalgically for us) in the Library at Conway Hall, Red Lion Square, Holborn on Thursday, 31st May at 2pm. The event is free of charge (donations welcome) but you do need to book and spaces are limited

Click here for the Conway Hall website



Book Early for plays at Ayot

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

Fanny’s First Play 20 July, 21 July, 22 July 2018


Click here for the Website

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