SHAW FESTIVAL George Bernard Shaw's first play "Widowers Houses" is performed on stage at the Shaw Festival in Niagara On The Lake. The lead actor in the play speaks to an entertainment reporter analyzing the play and discussing his role in it.
PLEASE NOTE: VIDEO AND AUDIO OF NEWS ANCHORS AND REPORTERS IS NOT AVAILABLE FOR LICENSING.
Date: July 2, 2003 - COLOR Source: Video: BetaSP Length: 00:01:08:00, With Audio
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IN MOSCOW Soviet enthusiasts hail the visit of George Bernard Shaw to Moscow on his 75th birthday. Accompanied by Lady Astor, and with former commissar of fine arts Lunarcharsky for a guide, the Irish playwright arrives by train to a crowd of Soviet fans.
Date: 1931 - BLACK/WHITE Source: Video: DV Length: 00:01:01:00, No Audio
BOURDET & BERNSTEIN SWORD DUEL Dueling is more than just a sport in Paris, when French theatrical producer Edouard Bourdet is wounded by veteran playwright Henri Bernstein during a real-life swordfight after the two men got into an argument over a play. The hand held action is captured by journalists as the men fight.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW IS INTERVIEWED ABOUT THE KING - 1936 Famous playwright and author George Bernard Shaw uses gentle humor and more than a little tolerance when a reporter asks him whether he thinks King Edward VIII will soon take a wife and what might be holding him back from doing so answering in part, "Well, I don't speculate about it at all. It's impertinent. He doesn't speculate about whether I'm ... well gosh I'm married of course already so he wouldn't have anything to say about that."
ENGLISH HUMORIST & AUTHOR A.P. HERBERT English humorist, novelist, playwright and law reform activist A. P. Herbert picks up a folder stuffed with papers from a bureau and carries it over to his desk to read. Like most Englishmen of the day he smokes his pipe as he studies the documents.
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - 2 The witty author and playwright George Bernard Shaw greets a movie going audience with a brief greeting to the camera. Very amusing and a good display of this intelligent, playful individual.
IRISH PLAYWRIGHT GEORGE BERNARD SHAW PREPARS FOR WORK Irish playwright and novelist George Bernard Shaw prepares to work as he pulls out a typewriter and begins to load paper into it. The England-based playwright has the unique honor of being awarded both a Nobel Prize for literature in 1925 and an Oscar in 1938 for his adapted screenplay Pygmalion.
G.K. CHESTERTON HOLDS COURT - 1930S Influential English author Gilbert Keith (G.K.) Chesterton talks to a large crowd gathered around him holding his trademark canesword. Mr. Chesterton was sometimes called "The Prince of Paradox" for his writing style and was good friends with Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.
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