The International Shaw Society

The International Shaw Society

The International Shaw Society, “the ISS,” was founded in 2004 for the purpose of keeping George Bernard Shaw talking, his favorite thing, even though he’s been dead since 1950.

The acronym “ISS” emphasizes Shaw’s continuing presence, his “issness,” in the contemporary world, if only as a talkative spirit with very relevant things to say and said in way that’s rare for in its fundamental sanity, humanity, and civilizing good humor.

The ISS invites you to join in the fun and enlightenment of seeing and reading Shaw’s plays and discussing the author and his works. The homepage of the ISS is, where you’ll find a link to a membership application and listing of membership benefits. Come one, come all.

If you have questions, you may write to R. F. Dietrich, ISS Past President ( or ISS Past President Leonard Conolly (

Conolly and Dietrich
Professor Leonard Conolly (Right) and Professor Richard Dietrich (Left)

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