Category Archives: Shaw Video Gallery

Productions of Pygmalion

Pygmalion remains one of the most popular plays of Shaw. Over the years, it has seen a number of performances, and even adaptations. One such example is Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe’s famous musical, My Fair Lady

Here are some productions of Pygmalion. Regarded as one of the  classic production, the 1938 film directed by Anthony Asquith and Leslie Howard features Wendy Hiller, Wilfrid Lawson, and Marie Lohr. Even today, Pygmalion is being performed around the world. If you follow this link, you will find a small production of Pygmalion which takes place above a local restaurant in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

Below, you’ll find an insightful interview about the workings and joys of putting on a production of G.B Shaw’s Pygmalion!

The Controversial Shaw

On the internet, though Shaw quotes remain popular and useful, he is at times a focus of controversy. Here are some examples how comments have been added to excerpts of Shaw videos showing how people interpret him.

The most notable controversy is associating Shaw with Fascism.
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The film clip from “The Soviet Story” is one of the most popular Shaw videos viewed on YouTube:
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Productions of Saint Joan

Shaw’s plays have been performed all over the world. Here you can find glimpses of various productions. Click on the links to read the reviews, the behind the scenes and see how the casts and crew prepared for the productions.

Saint Joan

National Theatre Production

Olivier, National Theatre, London, 4 July – 4 September 2007

Here are videos of the cast talking about how they prepared their roles:

Paterson Joseph who played Cauchon

Here are the reviews of the London National Theatre production of Saint Joan.
A CurtainUp London Review
Saint Joan

A review from the Guardian
Saint Joan, Olivier, National Theatre, London, 4 July – 4 September 2007
Saint Joan – National Theatre (Olivier)
Variety review
Review: Saint Joan by Bernard Shaw in the National Theatre

The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis Performance also staged St Joan

February 8, 1989–March 10, 1989

Watch the 2009 production here!

Let’s look at how the cast prepared for the production.

The Dauphin: Bobby Steggert
Bobby Steggert to Star in Repertory Theater of St Louis’ Saint Joan
Joan: Tarah Flanagan
Martyr, May I?: The star of the Rep’s production of Saint Joan tells Dennis what it’s like to inhabit the role
See how they performed: here are the reviews of the production
Saint Joan at The Rep
Shaw’s JOAN OF ARC Comes to St. Louis Rep’s Mainstage Through Feb. 1
Arc Triumph: The Rep assays the summit that is Shaw’s Saint Joan

Joan Monologues
Saint Joan: played by Amy Walker–a monologue from the end of the play

Here is another Joan:

A monologue by Sandrine Anterrion

Footsteps of Bernard Shaw

Video Essay: Let’s follow Shaw’s footsteps around the world!

More videos can be found under: 

“Content of the Shaw Project–Shaw Video Gallery”

Shaw was born on 26th July 1856 at 33 Synge Street, Dublin, Ireland. It was not until 1932 when he made a world tour with his wife Charlotte Payne Townshend, a wealthy Irish heiress. But before that, he went to a few places.
Shaw travelled in luxurious ocean liners, but he never forgot to talk (and write) about politics while he was travelling. He was also a good swimmer, and could play the gallant and be chivalrous to ladies. Above all, he was a human being, and would run for cover once it rained.

(Rare!) Various Scenes with George Bernard Shaw 

When Shaw was in the USA, his footsteps could be found in New York at the Metropolitan Opera House, where he made the major address on 11 April 1933 on “The Future of Political Science in America.” This talk, sponsored by the Academy of Political Science was broadcast on radio nationwide. In California, Shaw went to the spectacular castle “La Cuesta Encantada” (“The Enchanted Hill”) of William Randolph Hearstin in San Simeon.

Here is Shaw in America. Obviously, he was enjoying himself before the camera. He blew his nose, prepared himself, and noted how great it was to be able to see him, meet him in person rather than just reading his books. Playfully, he put on different expressions, and narrated anecdotes of the little girl asking for his autograph.
(Rare!) George Bernard Shaw’s First Visit To America 

Here is Shaw boarding an aeroplane: a Stinson, in San Francisco in about 1932. He honestly confessed he did not know much about this new invention.

George Bernard Shaw and the Stinson SM-6000-B