GEORGE BERNARD SHAW - AUTOGRAPH NOTE SIGNED 08/02/1940 - HFSID 27365
Sale Price $637.50
GEORGE BERNARD SHAW
Playwright Bernard Shaw writes asking for another appointment.
Autograph Letter Signed: "G. Bernard Shaw", 1p, 3½x5½. 4 Whitehall Court, London, 1940 August 8. To Hugh Westoby Jr. In full: "You must give me another appointment. The new things have gone quite mad after behaving themselves for a day or two. Wednesday afternoon, or Thursday or Friday, preferably Wednesday." Addresses in Shaw's hand: "Hugh Wesoby Jr/140 Park Lane/W. 1./London" The plays of Irish dramatistGeorge Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) were characteristically instructional, often including a teacher role model, such as Henry Higgins in the popular Pygmalion (1913), which was later adapted as the musical, My Fair Lady (1956; film 1964). Shaw began writing plays in 1892. His first, Widowers' Houses, voiced his opinions on society and world reform. Throughout his 58 years as a playwright, Shaw, who received the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925, covered many topics, letting his humor speak for itself. His other major works include You Never Can Tell (1895), Man and Superman (1902), Major Barbara (1905), The Doctor's Dilemma (1906) and Saint Joan (1923). Lightly creased and worn at corners. Fine condition.
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