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Judging Shaw - the Shaw Day festival

George Bernard Shaw was the most famous Irishman in the world for much of his life - yet, for many, he is now largely forgotten. If he’s remembered at all in popular culture, it’s as the author of the original play on which My Fair Lady was based, Pygmalion. By celebrating the work of George Bernard Shaw on the anniversary of his death, Judging Shaw - the Shaw Day festival,  a new festival of all things Shavian, aims to inspire fresh interest in Shaw’s life, work and legacy.

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Special issue of SHAW coming in December 2020

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The fourth book in the Royal Irish Academy’s award-winning ‘Judging’ series looks at the legacy of George Bernard Shaw, Nobel prizewinner for literature.

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The Royal Irish Academy, in partnership with NUI Galway and supported by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has created a pop-up exhibition based on the book Judging Shaw by Fintan O’Toole.

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Take a look at some past Shaw Day events

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Judging Shaw is the fourth book in the Royal Irish Academy’s award-winning ‘Judging’ series. Other titles in the series include Judging Dev, Judging Lemass, Judging W.T. Cosgrave and Judging Redmond and Carson

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