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George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 18562 November 1950) was a Nobel-Prize-winning Irish playwright, critic and passionate socialist whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics stretched from the 1880s to his death in 1950, at 94 one of the world's most famous men. [1]

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A Doll's House

A Doll's House (Et dukkehjem; also translated as A Doll House) is a three-act play in prose by Henrik Ibsen.

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A German Requiem (Brahms)

A German Requiem, To Words of the Holy Scriptures, Op.

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Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay

The Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay is one of the Academy Awards, the most prominent film awards in the United States.

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Academy Awards

The Academy Awards or The Oscars is an annual American awards ceremony honoring cinematic achievements in the film industry.

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Al Gore

Albert Arnold "Al" Gore, Jr. (born March 31, 1948) is an American politician and environmentalist who served as the 45th Vice President of the United States from 1993 to 2001 under President Bill Clinton.

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Alan Jay Lerner

Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist and librettist.

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Alexander Kerensky

Alexander Fyodorovich Kerensky (Алекса́ндр Фёдорович Ке́ренский,; 2 May 1881 – 11 June 1970) was a Russian lawyer and politician, who served as the second Minister-Chairman of the Russian Provisional Government in July–November 1917.

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Allan Chappelow

Allan Gordon Chappelow FRSA (20 August 1919 – June 2006) was an award-winning writer and photographer living in Hampstead.

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Allen & Unwin

Allen & Unwin is an Australian independent publishing company, established in Australia in 1976 as a subsidiary of the British firm George Allen & Unwin Ltd., which was founded by Sir Stanley Unwin in August 1914 and went on to become one of the leading publishers of the twentieth century.

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Alvin Langdon Coburn

Alvin Langdon Coburn (June 11, 1882 – November 23, 1966) was an early 20th-century photographer who became a key figure in the development of American pictorialism.

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Androcles and the Lion (play)

Androcles and the Lion is a 1912 play written by George Bernard Shaw.

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Anglo-Irish people

Anglo-Irish was a term used primarily in the 19th and early 20th centuries to identify a privileged social class in Ireland, whose members were mostly the descendants and successors of the Protestant Ascendancy.

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Anglo-Irish Treaty

The Anglo-Irish Treaty (An Conradh Angla-Éireannach), commonly known as The Treaty and officially the Articles of Agreement for a Treaty Between Great Britain and Ireland, was an agreement between the government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland and Irish representatives that concluded the Irish War of Independence.

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Animal rights

Animal rights is the idea that some, or all, non-human animals are entitled to the possession of their own lives and that their most basic interests—such as the need to avoid suffering—should be afforded the same consideration as similar interests of human beings.

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Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress

Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress: A Revolutionary Romancelet is a one-act play by George Bernard Shaw, written in 1917.

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Anthony Fokker

Anton Herman Gerard "Anthony" Fokker (6 April 1890 – 23 December 1939) was a Dutch aviation pioneer and an aircraft manufacturer.

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Anthony Wynn

Anthony Wynn (born 1962, Eugene, Oregon) is an American author and playwright.

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Anton Lang

Anton Lang (17 January 1875 – 30 May 1938) was a German studio potter and an actor in the Oberammergau Passion Play.

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Arab Revolt

The Arab Revolt (1916–1918; الثورة العربية Al-Thawra al-`Arabiyya; Arap İsyanı) was initiated by the Sherif Hussein bin Ali with the aim of securing independence from the ruling Ottoman Turks and creating a single unified Arab state spanning from Aleppo in Syria to Aden in Yemen.

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Arms and the Man

Arms and the Man is a comedy by George Bernard Shaw, whose title comes from the opening words of Virgil's Aeneid, in Latin: Arma virumque cano ("Arms and the man I sing").

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August Strindberg

Johan August Strindberg (/ˈstrindˌbɜrj/; 22 January 1849 – 14 May 1912) was a Swedish playwright, novelist, poet, essayist and painter.

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Augustus Does His Bit

Augustus Does His Bit, A True to Life Farce (1916) is a comic one-act play by George Bernard Shaw about a dim-witted aristocrat who is outwitted by a female spy during World War I.

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Ayot St Lawrence

Ayot St Lawrence is a small village and civil parish in Hertfordshire, between Harpenden and Welwyn.

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Éamon de Valera

Éamon de Valera (born George de Valero; 14 October 1882 – 29 August 1975) was one of the dominant political figures in twentieth century Ireland.

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Übermensch

The Übermensch (German for "Overman, Overhuman, Above-Human, Superman, Superhuman, Ultraman, Ultrahuman, Beyond-Man") is a concept in the philosophy of Friedrich Nietzsche.

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Back to Methuselah

Back to Methuselah (A Metabiological Pentateuch) by George Bernard Shaw consists of a preface (An Infidel Half Century) and a series of five plays: In the Beginning: B.C. 4004 (In the Garden of Eden), The Gospel of the Brothers Barnabas: Present Day, The Thing Happens: A.D. 2170, Tragedy of an Elderly Gentleman: A.D. 3000, and As Far as Thought Can Reach: A.D. 31,920.

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Barry Sullivan (stage actor)

Barry Sullivan (christened Thomas Barry Sullivan) (July 5, 1821 – May 3, 1891), was an acclaimed stage actor who played many classical parts in England, Australia and America.

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Basset horn

The basset horn (sometimes written basset-horn) is a musical instrument, a member of the clarinet family.

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BBC

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) is the public-service broadcaster of the United Kingdom, headquartered at Broadcasting House in London.

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Beatrice Webb

Martha Beatrice Webb, Lady Passfield (née Potter; 22 January 1858 – 30 April 1943), was an English sociologist, economist, socialist, labour historian and social reformer.

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Black comedy

A black comedy (or dark comedy) is a comic work that employs farce and morbid humor, which, in its simplest form, is humor that makes light of subject matter usually considered taboo.

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British Interplanetary Society

The British Interplanetary Society (BIS), founded in Liverpool in 1933 by Philip E. Cleator, is the oldest space advocacy organisation in the world.

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British Library

The British Library is the national library of the United Kingdom and the largest library in the world by number of items catalogued.

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British Library of Political and Economic Science

The British Library of Political and Economic Science is the main library of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

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British Museum

The British Museum is a museum dedicated to human history, art, and culture, located in the Bloomsbury area of London.

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Buoyant Billions

Buoyant Billions (1948) is a play by George Bernard Shaw.

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Caesar and Cleopatra (play)

Caesar and Cleopatra, a play written in 1898 by George Bernard Shaw, is a fictionalized account of the relationship between Julius Caesar and Cleopatra.

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Candida (play)

Candida, a comedy by playwright George Bernard Shaw, was written in 1894 and first published in 1898, as part of his Plays Pleasant.

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Captain Brassbound's Conversion

Captain Brassbound's Conversion (1900) is a play by G. Bernard Shaw.

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Cashel Byron's Profession

Cashel Byron's Profession is George Bernard Shaw's fourth novel.

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Cecil Arthur Lewis

Cecil Arthur Lewis (29 March 1898 – 27 January 1997) was a British fighter pilot who flew in World War I. He went on to co-found the British Broadcasting Company and enjoy a long career as a writer, notably of the aviation classic Sagittarius Rising (inspiration for the film Aces High).

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Charlotte Payne-Townshend

Charlotte Payne-Townshend (1857–1943) was an Irish political activist in Britain.

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Colin Wilson

Colin Henry Wilson (26 June 1931 – 5 December 2013), a prolific English writer, first came to prominence as a philosopher and as a novelist.

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County Cork

County Cork (Contae Chorcaí) is the largest and southernmost county in Ireland.

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Cymbeline

Cymbeline, also known as Cymbeline, King of Britain, is a play by William Shakespeare, set in Ancient Britain and based on legends that formed part of the Matter of Britain concerning the early Celtic British King Cunobeline.

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Dalkey

Dalkey is a suburb of Dublin and seaside resort just south of Dublin City, Ireland.

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David Lloyd George

David Lloyd George, 1st Earl Lloyd-George of Dwyfor, (17 January 1863 – 26 March 1945) was a British Liberal politician and statesman.

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Diego Velázquez

Diego Rodríguez de Silva y Velázquez (also and US /vəˈlɑːskʷɛs/;; baptized on June 6, 1599 – August 6, 1660) was a Spanish painter who was the leading artist in the court of King Philip IV and one of the most important painters of the Spanish Golden Age.

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Drama

Drama is the specific mode of narrative, typically fictional, represented in performance.

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Dublin

Dublin is the capital and largest city of Ireland.

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Easter Rising

The Easter Rising (Éirí Amach na Cásca), also known as the Easter Rebellion, was an armed insurrection in Ireland during Easter Week, 1916.

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Edward Elgar

Sir Edward William Elgar, 1st Baronet (2 June 1857 – 23 February 1934) was an English composer, many of whose works have entered the British and international classical concert repertoire.

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Edward McNulty

(Matthew) Edward McNulty (1856–1943) was an Irish playwright and novelist, known for his penned portrayals of Irish peasant life.

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Edward VII

Edward VII (Albert Edward; 9 November 1841 – 6 May 1910) was King of the United Kingdom and the British Dominions and Emperor of India from 22 January 1901 until his death.

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Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook

Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, CM, O.Ont (7 November 1913 – 23 February 2009) was a Canadian portrait sculptor, medal designer and liturgical artist.

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Ellen Terry

Dame Ellen Terry, GBE (27 February 1847 – 21 July 1928), was an English stage actress who became the leading Shakespearean actress in Britain. Born into a family of actors, Terry began performing as a child, acting in Shakespeare plays in London and toured throughout the British provinces in her teens. At 16 she married the 46-year-old artist George Frederic Watts, but they separated within a year. She soon returned to the stage but began a relationship with the architect Edward William Godwin and left performing for six years. She resumed acting in 1874 and was immediately acclaimed for her portrayal of roles in Shakespeare and other classics. In 1878 she joined Henry Irving's company as his leading lady, and for more than the next two decades she was considered the leading Shakespearean and comic actress in Britain. Two of her most famous roles were Portia in The Merchant of Venice and Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing. She and Irving also toured with great success in America and Britain. In 1903 Terry took over management of London's Imperial Theatre, focusing on the plays of George Bernard Shaw and Henrik Ibsen. The venture was a financial failure, and Terry turned to touring and lecturing. She continued to find acting success until 1920, while also appearing in films until 1922. Her career lasted nearly seven decades.

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Eugenics

Eugenics (from Greek εὐγενής eugenes "well-born" from εὖ eu, "good, well" and γένος genos, "race, stock, kin") is a set of beliefs and practices which aims at improving the genetic quality of the human population.

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Euston Road

Euston Road is an important thoroughfare in central London, England, and forms part of the A501.

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Fabian Society

The Fabian Society is a British socialist organization whose purpose is to advance the principles of socialism via gradualist and reformist effort in democracies, rather than by revolutionary overthrow.

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Fabian Window

The founders of the Fabian Society are depicted in the famous stained-glass Fabian Window designed by George Bernard Shaw.

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Fanny's First Play

Fanny's First Play is a 1911 play by George Bernard Shaw.

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Farfetched Fables

Farfetched Fables (1948) is a collection of six short plays by George Bernard Shaw in which he outlines several of his most idiosyncratic personal ideas.

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Fitzroy Square

Fitzroy Square is one of the Georgian squares in London and is the only one found in the central London area known as Fitzrovia.

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Fox News Channel

Fox News Channel (FNC), also known as Fox News, is an American basic cable and satellite news television channel that is owned by the Fox Entertainment Group subsidiary of 21st Century Fox. As of February 2015, approximately 94,700,000 American households (81.4% of cable, satellite & telco customers) receive the Fox News Channel. The channel broadcasts primarily from studios at Rockefeller Center in New York City. The channel was created by Australian-American media mogul Rupert Murdoch, who hired former Republican Party media consultant and NBC executive Roger Ailes as its founding CEO. It launched on October 7, 1996, to 17 million cable subscribers. It grew during the late 1990s and 2000s to become the dominant cable news network in the United States. Fox News Channel has been accused of biased reporting and promoting the Republican Party. Fox News Channel employees have responded that news reporting and political commentary operate independently, and have denied bias in news reporting.

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Frank Harris

Frank Harris (February 14, 1855 – August 26, 1931) was a British editor, journalist and publisher, who was friendly with many well-known figures of his day.

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Franz Lehár

Franz Lehár (30 April 1870 – 24 October 1948) was an Austro-Hungarian composer.

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Frederick Loewe

Frederick Loewe (originally German Friedrich (Fritz) Löwe; June 10, 1901 – February 14, 1988), was an Austrian-American composer.

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Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (15 October 1844 – 25 August 1900) was a German philosopher, cultural critic, poet, composer, and Latin and Greek scholar.

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G. K. Chesterton

Gilbert Keith Chesterton, KC*SG (29 May 1874 – 14 June 1936) better known as G. K. Chesterton, was an English writer, lay theologian, poet, philosopher, dramatist, journalist, orator, literary and art critic, biographer, and Christian apologist.

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Gabriel Pascal

Gabriel Pascal (4 June 1894 – 6 July 1954) was a Hungarian film producer and director.

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Garden of Eden

The Garden of Eden (Hebrew גַּן עֵדֶן, Gan ʿEḏen) is the biblical "garden of God", described most notably in the Book of Genesis chapters 2 and 3, and also in the Book of Ezekiel.

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Gene Tunney

James Joseph "Gene" Tunney (May 25, 1897 – November 7, 1978) was an American professional boxer and the world heavyweight champion from 1926–28.

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Geneva (play)

Geneva, a Fancied Page of History in Three Acts (1938) is a topical play by George Bernard Shaw.

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Getting Married

Getting Married is a play by George Bernard Shaw.

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Ghosts (play)

Ghosts (original Danish title: Gengangere) is a play by the Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen.

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Ghoti

Ghoti is a creative respelling of the word fish, used to illustrate irregularities in English spelling.

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Golders Green Crematorium

Golders Green Crematorium and Mausoleum was the first crematorium to be opened in London, and one of the oldest crematoria in Britain.

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Graham Wallas

Graham Wallas (31 May 1858 – 9 August 1932) was an English socialist, social psychologist, educationalist, a leader of the Fabian Society and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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Great Catherine: Whom Glory Still Adores

Great Catherine: Whom Glory Still Adores is a 1913 one-act play by Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw.

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H. G. Wells

Herbert George Wells (21 September 1866 – 13 August 1946), known primarily as H. G. Wells,.

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Hamlet

The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a tragedy written by William Shakespeare at an uncertain date between 1599 and 1602.

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Harley Granville-Barker

Harley Granville-Barker (born Harley Granville Barker; stage name, Granville Barker; hyphenated surname adopted later; 25 November 1877 in London – 31 August 1946 in Paris) was an English actor-manager, director, producer, critic and playwright.

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Haymarket affair

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago.

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Heartbreak House

Heartbreak House: A Fantasia in the Russian Manner on English Themes is a play written by George Bernard Shaw, first published in 1919 and first played at the Garrick Theatre in November 1920.

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Henrik Ibsen

Henrik Johan Ibsen (20 March 1828 – 23 May 1906) was a major 19th-century Norwegian playwright, theatre director, and poet.

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Henry George

Henry George (September 2, 1839 – October 29, 1897) was an American journalist, philosopher and political economist, who was the most influential proponent of the land value tax and the value capture of land/natural resource rents, an idea known at the time as 'Single-Tax'.

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Henry Hyndman

Henry Mayers Hyndman (1842–1921) was an English writer and politician, and the founder of the Social Democratic Federation and the National Socialist Party.

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Henry Irving

Sir Henry Irving (6 February 1838 – 13 October 1905), born John Henry Brodribb, sometimes known as J.H. Irving was an English stage actor in the Victorian era, known as an actor-manager because he took complete responsibility (supervision of sets, lighting, direction, casting, as well as playing the leading roles) for season after season at the Lyceum Theatre, establishing himself and his company as representative of English classical theatre.

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Henry James

Henry James, OM (–) was an American writer who spent most of his writing career in Britain.

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Hertfordshire

Hertfordshire (abbreviated Herts) is a county in southern England, bordered by Bedfordshire to the north, Cambridgeshire to the north-east, Essex to the east, Buckinghamshire to the west and Greater London to the south.

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Hilaire Belloc

Joseph Hilaire Pierre René Belloc (27 July 187016 July 1953) was an Anglo-French writer and historian.

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Holodomor

The Holodomor (Голодомо́р, "Extermination by hunger" or "Hunger-extermination"; derived from морити голодом, "to kill by starvation") was a man-made famine in the Ukrainian Soviet Socialist Republic in 1932 and 1933 that killed an estimated 2.5–7.5 million Ukrainians, with millions more counted in demographic estimates.

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How He Lied to Her Husband

How He Lied to Her Husband is a one-act comedy play by George Bernard Shaw, who wrote it, at the request of actor Arnold Daly, over a period of four days while he was vacationing in Scotland in 1904.

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Hugh Whitemore

Hugh Whitemore (born 1936) is an English playwright and screenwriter.

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Humanitarianism

Humanitarianism is a moral of kindness, benevolence, and sympathy extended to all human beings.

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Ian Dalrymple

Ian Dalrymple (26 August 1903 – 28 March 1989) was a British screenwriter, film director and producer.

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In Good King Charles's Golden Days

In Good King Charles's Golden Days is a play by George Bernard Shaw, subtitled A True History that Never Happened.

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Ireland

Ireland (Éire; Ulster-Scots: Airlann) is an island in the North Atlantic separated from Great Britain to its east by the North Channel, the Irish Sea, and St George's Channel.

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Irish Free State

The Irish Free State (Saorstát Éireann; 6 December 192229 December 1937) was the state established in 1922 as a Dominion of the British Commonwealth of Nations under the Anglo-Irish Treaty signed by British and Irish representatives exactly twelve months beforehand.

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Irish people

The Irish people (Muintir na hÉireann or Na hÉireannaigh) are a nation and ethnic group who originate from the island of Ireland and its associated islands.

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Irish Republican Army (1922–69)

The original Irish Republican Army (IRA) fought a guerrilla war against British rule in Ireland in the Irish War of Independence 1919–1921.

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J. M. Barrie

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, OM (9 May 1860 19 June 1937) was a Scottish author and dramatist, the child of a family of small-town weavers, and best remembered today as the creator of Peter Pan.

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Jerome Kilty

Jerome Timothy Kilty (born June 24, 1922 – died September 6, 2012) was an American actor and playwright.

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Joan of Arc

Joan of Arc (Jeanne d'Arc,; c. 1412Modern biographical summaries often assert a birthdate of 6 January for Joan, which is based on a letter from Lord Perceval de Boullainvilliers on 21 July 1429 (see Pernoud's Joan of Arc By Herself and Her Witnesses, p. 98: "Boulainvilliers tells of her birth in Domrémy, and it is he who gives us an exact date, which may be the true one, saying that she was born on the night of Epiphany, 6 January"). – 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (La Pucelle d'Orléans) is considered a heroine of France for her role during the Lancastrian phase of the Hundred Years' War, and was canonized as a Roman Catholic saint.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms (7 May 1833 – 3 April 1897) was a German composer and pianist.

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John Barrymore

John Barrymore (born John Sidney Blyth; February 14 or 15, 1882 – May 29, 1942) was an American actor on stage, screen and radio.

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John Bull's Other Island

John Bull's Other Island is a comedy about Ireland, written by George Bernard Shaw in 1904.

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John Eugene Vedrenne

John Eugene Verdenne (July 13, 1867-February 12, 1930), often known as J. E. Vedrenne, was a West End theatre producer who co-managed the Savoy Theatre with Harley Granville-Barker, and then (from 1904 to 1907, also with Granville-Barker) the Royal Court Theatre.

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John Gielgud

Sir Arthur John Gielgud, OM, CH (14 April 1904 – 21 May 2000), was an English actor and theatre director whose career spanned eight decades.

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Johnston Forbes-Robertson

Sir Johnston Forbes-Robertson (16 January 1853 – 6 November 1937Sir Johnston Forbes Robertson, Beauty And Grace In Acting, Obituaries, The Times, 8 November 1937.) was an English actor and theatre manager.

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Joseph Stalin

Joseph Stalin (birth surname: Jughashvili; 18 December 1878 – 5 March 1953) was the leader of the Soviet Union from the mid-1920s until his death in 1953.

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Karl Marx

Karl MarxThe name "Karl Heinrich Marx", used in various lexicons, is based on an error.

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Kit-cat portrait

A kit-cat portrait or kit-kat portrait is a particular size of portrait, less than half-length, but including the hands.

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Labour Party (UK)

The Labour Party is a centre-left political party in the United Kingdom.

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Laurentia McLachlan

Dame Laurentia McLachlan, OSB, née Margaret McLachlan, (11 January 1866 – 23 August 1953) was a Scottish Benedictine nun, Abbess of Stanbrook Abbey, and an authority on church music.

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Lawrence and Wishart

Lawrence & Wishart is a British publishing company formerly associated with the Communist Party of Great Britain.

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List of covers of Time magazine (1920s)

This is a list of people appearing on the cover of ''Time'' magazine in the 1920s.

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List of works by George Bernard Shaw

This is a list of George Bernard Shaw's writings.

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London School of Economics

The London School of Economics and Political Science (commonly referred to as the London School of Economics or LSE) is a public research university located in London, England which specialises in social sciences, and a constituent college of the federal University of London.

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Lord Alfred Douglas

Lord Alfred Bruce Douglas (22 October 187020 March 1945), nicknamed Bosie, was an English author, poet and translator, better known as the friend and lover of writer Oscar Wilde.

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Lysenkoism

Lysenkoism (Russian: Лысе́нковщина), or Lysenko-Michurinism was the centralized political control exercised over genetics and agriculture by Trofim Lysenko and his followers.

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Major Barbara

Major Barbara is a three-act play by George Bernard Shaw, written and premiered in 1905 and first published in 1907.

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Man and Superman

Man and Superman is a four-act drama written by George Bernard Shaw in 1903.

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Methodist Church in Ireland

The Methodist Church in Ireland (Ulster-Scots: Methody Kirk in Airlann) is a Wesleyan Methodist church that operates across both Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on an all-Ireland basis.

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Metropolitan Borough of St Pancras

St Pancras was a civil parish and metropolitan borough in London, England.

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Michael Collins (Irish leader)

Michael James Collins (date 16 October 1890 – 22 August 1922) was an Irish revolutionary leader, politician, Minister for Finance, Director of Information, and Teachta Dála (TD) for Cork South in the First Dáil of 1919, Adjutant General, Director of Intelligence, and Director of Organisation and Arms Procurement for the IRA, President of the Irish Republican Brotherhood from November 1920 until his death, and member of the Irish delegation during the Anglo-Irish Treaty negotiations.

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Michael Holroyd

Sir Michael De Courcy Fraser Holroyd (born 27 August 1935) is an English biographer.

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Misalliance

Misalliance is a play written in 1909–1910 by George Bernard Shaw.

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Mrs. Patrick Campbell

Mrs.

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Mrs. Warren's Profession

Mrs.

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My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady is a musical based on George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, with book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner and music by Frederick Loewe.

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National Gallery of Ireland

The National Gallery of Ireland (Gailearaí Náisiúnta na hÉireann) houses the Irish national collection of Irish and European art.

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National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty, usually known as the National Trust, is a conservation organisation in England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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Natural resource

Natural Resources are all that exists without the actions of humankind.

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Naturalism (literature)

Naturalism was a literary movement or tendency from the 1880s to 1930s that used detailed realism to suggest that social conditions, heredity, and environment had inescapable force in shaping human character.

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Nazism

National Socialism (Nationalsozialismus), more commonly known as Nazism, is the ideology and practice associated with the 20th-century German Nazi Party and Nazi state as well as other far-right groups.

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New Statesman

The New Statesman is a British political and cultural magazine published in London.

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New York Journal-American

The New York Journal-American was a daily newspaper published in New York City from 1937 to 1966.

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Newsreel

A newsreel is a form of short documentary film prevalent in the first half of the twentieth century, regularly released in a public presentation place and containing filmed news stories and items of topical interest.

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Niagara-on-the-Lake

Niagara-on-the-Lake (Cayuga: Tganawai:ˀ) (2011 population 15,400) is a Canadian town located in Southern Ontario where the Niagara River meets Lake Ontario in the Niagara Region of the southern part of the province of Ontario.

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Nobel Prize

The Nobel Prize (Swedish definite form, singular: Nobelpriset; Norwegian: Nobelprisen) is a set of annual international awards bestowed in a number of categories by Swedish and Norwegian committees in recognition of academic, cultural and/or scientific advances.

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Nobel Prize in Literature

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize in Literature (Nobelpriset i litteratur) has been awarded annually to an author from any country who has, in the words of the will of Alfred Nobel, produced "in the field of literature the most outstanding work in an ideal direction" (original Swedish: den som inom litteraturen har producerat det mest framstående verket i en idealisk riktning).

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O'Flaherty V.C.

O'Flaherty V.C., A Recruiting Pamphlet (1915) is a comic one-act play written during World War I by George Bernard Shaw.

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On the Rocks (play)

On the Rocks: A political Comedy (1932) is a play by George Bernard Shaw which deals with the social crisis of the Great Depression.

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Order of Merit

The Order of Merit (Ordre du Mérite) is a dynastic order recognising distinguished service in the armed forces, science, art, literature, or for the promotion of culture.

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Oscar Wilde

Oscar Fingal O'Flahertie Wills Wilde (16 October 185430 November 1900) was an Irish author, playwright and poet.

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Overruled (play)

Overruled (1912) is a comic one-act play written during by George Bernard Shaw.

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Pall Mall Gazette

The Pall Mall Gazette was an evening newspaper founded in London on 7 February 1865 by George Murray Smith; its first editor was Frederick Greenwood.

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Paramount Pictures

Paramount Pictures Corporation (commonly known as Paramount Studios or simply Paramount, and formerly known as Famous Players-Lasky Corporation) is a film studio, television production company and motion picture distributor, consistently ranked as one of the "Big Six" film studios of Hollywood.

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Patrick McGoohan

Patrick Joseph McGoohan (19 March 1928 – 13 January 2009) was an American-born Anglo-Irish actor, writer and director who was brought up in Ireland and Britain, where he established an extensive stage and film career.

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PBS

The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.

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Penguin Books

Penguin Books is a British publishing house.

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Phoneme

A phoneme is all the phones that share the same signifier for a particular language's phonology.

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Playwright

A playwright, also known as a dramatist, is a person who writes dramatic literature or drama.

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Press Cuttings

Press Cuttings (1909), subtitled "A Topical Sketch Compiled from the Editorial and Correspondence Columns of the Daily Papers" is a play by George Bernard Shaw.

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Progressive Party (London)

The Progressive Party was a political party aligned to the Liberal Party that contested municipal elections in the United Kingdom.

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Pseudonym

A pseudonym is a name that a person or group assumes for a particular purpose, which can differ from his or her original or true name (orthonym).

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Public trustee

The public trustee is an office established pursuant to national (and, where applicable, state or territory) statute, to act as a trustee, usually where a sum is required to be deposited as security by legislation, where courts remove another trustee, or for estates where either no executor is named by will or the testator elects to name the Public Trustee.

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Pygmalion (1938 film)

Pygmalion is a 1938 British film based on the George Bernard Shaw play of the same title, and adapted by him for the screen.

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Pygmalion (play)

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological character.

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Queen Victoria

Victoria (Alexandrina Victoria; 24 May 1819 – 22 January 1901) was Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland from 20 June 1837 until her death.

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Quintessence of Ibsenism

The Quintessence of Ibsenism is an essay written in 1891 by George Bernard Shaw, providing an extended analysis of the works of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen and of Ibsen's critical reception in England.

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Random House

Random House is the largest general-interest trade book publisher in the world.

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Reductio ad absurdum

Reductio ad absurdum (Latin: "reduction to absurdity"; pl.: reductiones ad absurdum), also known as argumentum ad absurdum (Latin: argument to absurdity), is a common form of argument which seeks to demonstrate that a statement is true by showing that a false, untenable, or absurd result follows from its denial, or in turn to demonstrate that a statement is false by showing that a false, untenable, or absurd result follows from its acceptance.

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Richard Mansfield

Richard Mansfield (24 May 1857 - 30 August 1907) was an English actor-manager best known for his performances in Shakespeare plays, Gilbert and Sullivan operas and for his portrayal of the dual title roles in Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.

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Richard Wagner

Wilhelm Richard Wagner (22 May 181313 February 1883) was a German composer, theatre director, polemicist, and conductor who is primarily known for his operas (or, as some of his later works were later known, "music dramas").

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Roger Casement

Roger David Casement (Ruairí Dáithí Mac Easmainn; 1 September 1864 – 3 August 1916) known as Sir Roger Casement CMG between 1911 and shortly before his execution for treason, when he was stripped of his knighthood was an Anglo-Irish diplomat for the United Kingdom, a humanitarian activist, Irish nationalist and a poet.

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Routledge

Routledge is a British multinational publisher.

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Royal Academy of Dramatic Art

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art (RADA) is a drama school in London, England.

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Royal Court Theatre

The Royal Court Theatre is a non-commercial theatre on Sloane Square, in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, London.

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Saint Joan (play)

Saint Joan is a play by George Bernard Shaw, based on the life and trial of Joan of Arc.

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Satire

Satire is a genre of literature, and sometimes graphic and performing arts, in which vices, follies, abuses, and shortcomings are held up to ridicule, ideally with the intent of shaming individuals, corporations, government or society itself, into improvement.

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Saturday Review (London)

The Saturday Review of politics, literature, science, and art was a London weekly newspaper established by A. J. B. Beresford Hope in 1855.

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Seven Pillars of Wisdom

Seven Pillars of Wisdom is the autobiographical account of the experiences of British soldier T. E. Lawrence ("Lawrence of Arabia"), while serving as a liaison officer with rebel forces during the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Turks of 1916 to 1918.

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Shakes versus Shav

Shakes versus Shav (1949) is a puppet play written by George Bernard Shaw.

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Shavian alphabet

The Shavian alphabet (also known as the Shaw alphabet) is an alphabet conceived as a way to provide simple, phonetic orthography for the English language to replace the difficulties of conventional spelling.

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Shaw Festival

The Shaw Festival is a major Canadian theatre festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, the second largest repertory theatre company in North America.

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Shaw Theatre

The Shaw Theatre is a theatre in Somers Town, in the London Borough of Camden.

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Shaw's Corner

Shaw's Corner was the primary residence of the renowned Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw; now a historic National Trust property open to the public.

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Sidney Webb, 1st Baron Passfield

Sidney James Webb, 1st Baron Passfield, OM, PC (13 July 1859 – 13 October 1947) was a British socialist, economist, reformer and a co-founder of the London School of Economics.

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Sinai and Palestine Campaign

The Sinai and Palestine Campaign of the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I was fought between the British Empire and the Ottoman Empire supported by the German Empire.

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Smallpox

Smallpox was an infectious disease caused by either of two virus variants, Variola major and Variola minor.

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Social Democratic Federation

The Social Democratic Federation (SDF) was established as Britain's first organised socialist political party by H. M. Hyndman, and had its first meeting on 7 June 1881.

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Socialism

Socialism is a social and economic system characterised by social ownership and/or social control of the means of production and co-operative management of the economy, as well as a political theory and movement that aims at the establishment of such a system.

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Stanley Weintraub

Stanley Weintraub (born April 17, 1929) is a professor, historian, and biographer, He is an expert on George Bernard Shaw.

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Sybil Thorndike

Dame Agnes Sybil Thorndike CH, DBE (24 October 18829 June 1976) was an English actress who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions, often appearing with her husband Lewis Casson.

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Sydney Cockerell

Sir Sydney Carlyle Cockerell (16 July 1867 – 1 May 1962) was an English museum curator and collector.

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Symphony No. 3 (Elgar/Payne)

Edward Elgar's Third Symphony was incomplete at the time of his death in 1934.

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T. E. Lawrence

*Arab Revolt.

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The Apple Cart

The Apple Cart: A Political Extravaganza is a 1928 play by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Black Girl in Search of God

The Adventures of the Black Girl in Her Search for God (and Some Lesser Tales) is a book of short stories written by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Chocolate Soldier

The Chocolate Soldier (German title: Der tapfere Soldat or Der Praliné-Soldat) is an operetta composed in 1908 by Oscar Straus (1870–1954) based on George Bernard Shaw's 1894 play, Arms and the Man.

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The Dark Lady of the Sonnets

The Dark Lady of the Sonnets is a 1910 short comedy by George Bernard Shaw in which William Shakespeare, intending to meet the "Dark Lady", accidentally encounters Queen Elizabeth I and attempts to persuade her to create a national theatre.

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The Devil's Disciple

The Devil's Disciple is an 1897 play written by Irish dramatist George Bernard Shaw.

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The Doctor's Dilemma (play)

The Doctor's Dilemma is a play by George Bernard Shaw first staged in 1906.

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The Evening News (London newspaper)

Evening News, formerly known as The Evening News, was an evening newspaper published in London from 1881 to 1980, reappearing briefly in 1987.

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The Fascinating Foundling

The Fascinating Foundling (1909) is a short comic play by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Glimpse of Reality

The Glimpse of Reality, A Tragedietta (1909) is a short play by George Bernard Shaw, set Italy during the 15th century.

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The Globe (London newspaper)

The Globe was a British newspaper founded in 1803 by Christopher Blackett, the coal mining entrepreneur from Wylam Northumberland who commissioned the first commercially useful adhesion steam locomotives in the world.

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The Guardian

The Guardian is a British national daily newspaper.

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The Inca of Perusalem

The Inca of Perusalem, An Almost Historical Comedietta (1915) is a comic one-act play written during World War I by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism

The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism is a non-fiction book written by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw.

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The Man of Destiny

The Man of Destiny is an 1897 play by George Bernard Shaw, set in Italy during the early career of Napoleon.

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The Millionairess (play)

The Millionairess is a play written in 1936 by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Morning Post

The Morning Post, as the paper was named on its masthead, was a conservative daily newspaper published in London from 1772 to 1937, when it was acquired by The Daily Telegraph.

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The New Age

The New Age was a British literary magazine, noted for its wide influence under the editorship of A. R. Orage from 1907 to 1922.

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The Perfect Wagnerite

The Perfect Wagnerite: A Commentary on the Niblung's Ring (originally published London, 1898) is a philosophical commentary on Richard Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen, by the Irish writer George Bernard Shaw.

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The Philanderer

The Philanderer is a play by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Pilgrim's Progress

The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which Is to Come; Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream is a Christian allegory written by John Bunyan (1628–1688) and published in February, 1678.

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The Severn Suite

The Severn Suite, Opus 87, is a musical work written by Sir Edward Elgar.

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The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet

The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet: A Sermon in Crude Melodrama is a one-act play by George Bernard Shaw, first produced in 1909.

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The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles

The Simpleton of the Unexpected Isles: A Vision of Judgement is a 1934 play by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Six of Calais

The Six of Calais is a one-act play by George Bernard Shaw.

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The Times

The Times is a British daily national newspaper based in London.

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The Times Literary Supplement

The Times Literary Supplement (or TLS, on the front page from 1969) is a weekly literary review published in London by News UK, a subsidiary of News Corp.

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Three Plays for Puritans

Three Plays for Puritans is a collection of plays by George Bernard Shaw published in 1901.

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Time (magazine)

Time (styled within the magazine as TIME) is an American weekly news magazine published in New York City.

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Too True to Be Good

Too True to Be Good (1932) is a comedy written by playwright George Bernard Shaw at the age of 76.

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Trofim Lysenko

Trofim Denisovich Lysenko (Трофи́м Дени́сович Лысе́нко, Трохи́м Дени́сович Лисе́нко; 20 November 1976) was a Soviet biologist and agronomist of Ukrainian origin.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis, MTB, or TB (short for tubercle bacillus), in the past also called phthisis, phthisis pulmonalis, or consumption, is a widespread, infectious disease caused by various strains of mycobacteria, usually Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

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University of Guelph

The University of Guelph (U of G) is a comprehensive public research university in Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

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University of Nebraska Press

The University of Nebraska Press, founded in 1941, is an academic publisher of scholarly and general-interest books.

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University of Texas at Austin

The University of Texas at Austin, informally UT Austin, UT, University of Texas, or Texas in sports contexts, is a public research university and the flagship institution of The University of Texas System.

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University Press of Florida

The University Press of Florida (UPF) is the scholarly publishing arm of the State University System of Florida, representing Florida's twelve state universities.

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Vaccine controversies

Evidence surrounding vaccination shows that prevented suffering and death from infectious diseases outweigh any adverse effects.

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Variety Obituaries

Variety Obituaries is a 15-volume series with facsimile reprints of the full text of every obituary published by the entertainment trade magazine Variety from 1905 to 1994.

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Vegetarianism

Vegetarianism is the practice of abstaining from the consumption of meat (red meat, poultry, seafood and the flesh of any other animal), and may also include abstention from by-products of animal slaughter.

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W. P. Lipscomb

W.P. Lipscomb (born 1887 in England, died 25 July 1958) was a British screenwriter, producer and director.

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Wendy Hiller

Dame Wendy Margaret Hiller DBE (15 August 1912 – 14 May 2003) was an English film and stage actress, who enjoyed a varied acting career that spanned nearly sixty years.

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Wesley College (Dublin)

This article is about Wesley College in Dublin, Ireland.

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Wesleyan University Press

Wesleyan University Press is a university press that is part of Wesleyan University in Middletown, Connecticut.

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Why She Would Not

Why She Would Not: A Little Comedy (1950) is the last play written by George Bernard Shaw, comprising five short scenes.

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Widowers' Houses

Widowers' Houses (1892) was the first play by Nobel Prize in literature winner George Bernard Shaw to be staged.

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William Archer (critic)

William Archer (23 September 1856 – 27 December 1924) was a Scottish critic and writer.

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Yale University Press

Yale University Press is a university press associated with Yale University.

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Yevonde Middleton

Yevonde Cumbers Middleton (5 January 1893 – 22 December 1975) was an English photographer, who pioneered the use of colour in portrait photography.

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You Never Can Tell (play)

You Never Can Tell is an 1897 four-act play by George Bernard Shaw that debuted at the Royalty Theatre.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw

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