By Anthony Matthews Gibbs
A.M. Gibbs offers a finished account of the lifestyles, occupation and institutions of 1 of the main major and influential literary figures of the trendy age. Drawing on a variety of released and unpublished fabric, the paintings goals to throw new mild at the complicated textile of Shaw's profession as playwright, novelist, orator, political activist, social commentator, avant garde philosopher and controversialist. pictures of Shaw's everyday life, and of his tangled amorous affairs, flirtations and friendships, are intertwined with the documents of his efficient profession as a public determine and artistic author, in an absolutely documented research that is either a scholarly source and a biographical portrait. An introductory bankruptcy explores theoretical concerns in biography raised by way of the chronology shape; and a bankruptcy on Shaw's ancestry and family members provides new facts approximately his Irish history. A "Who's Who" part includes thumbnail sketches of over two hundred contemporaries of Shaw who had major institutions with him.
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M. M. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 This page intentionally left blank 1814 1821 August 17 (Fri) Sir Robert Shaw created 1st Baronet of Bushy Park during George IV’s visit to Ireland. 1828 March 20 (Thu) Henrik Ibsen born in Skien, Norway. 1830 Presumed year of birth of George John (later ‘Vandeleur’) Lee, musical entrepreneur, conductor and theorist, who became closely associated with the Shaw family. [O’D 20; SCG 50–1] October 6 (Wed) Birth of Shaw’s mother, Lucinda Elizabeth (‘Bessie’) Gurly, eldest child of Walter Bagnall Gurly by his first marriage.
During May, he sees Squire and Marie Bancroft and Ellen Terry in a revival of Tom Robertson’s Ours. [D1: 30; DHL; Pearson 52; Farmer 33] September Shaw studies Excise in preparation for entry by examination into the Civil Service. [D1: 30; CL1: 17] November Shaw gives up Civil Service study and begins ghost-writing for Lee as music critic on The Hornet. M. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 his reason his feeling of having too little to do in the less responsible position of ‘general clerk’ he has been given to make way for one of Townshend’s relations to take over the head cashier’s job.
M. com - licensed to Universitetsbiblioteket i Tromso - PalgraveConnect - 2011-03-25 March 26 (Sat) 24 A Bernard Shaw Chronology 1857 July–August Bessie Shaw visits her father Walter Gurly at Kinlough, a village near Cong in Co. Mayo, taking Lucy Shaw with her and leaving the other two children, George Bernard (‘Bob’) and Agnes (‘Yuppie’), in Dublin with George Carr Shaw, a nurse, and a maidservant named Sarah. Fifteen letters written by George Carr Shaw to Bessie during this period (17 July – 15 August) provide much information about the family at this time.