Why not?

“Some  men see things as they are and say : “Why?” .

I dream of things that never were and say “Why not?”

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was born on July 26, 1856 in Dublin, Ireland and died on November 2,1950 in Ayot St. Lawrence, Hertfordshire, England. He was a playwright, essayist, novelist, short-story writer, critic and political activist. He focussed on social problems, marriage, religion, government, health care and class privilege. He was the co-founder of the London School of Economics and Political Science. He was the only person to have been awarded both the Nobel Prize in Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938) for his contributions to literature and the adaptation of his play Pigmalion to the film of the same name. He accepted the Nobel Prize as a tribute to Ireland but rejected the monetary award, requesting that it be used to finance translation of Swedish books into English. Pigmalion is a witty study of phonetics as well as a clever treatment of middle-class morality and class distinction which proved to be one of Shaw’s greatest  successes on stage. It is a combination or the dramatic, the comic and the social corrective that gives Shaw’s comedies their special flavour.

March 10,2015

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