For those interested, Mr Tunney will also answer questions about the June 2009 Shaw
Seminar on Brioni, in Croatia,
which all New York Shavians and their friends are invited.
From The Independent Shavian, Vol 43, no.
LincolnCenter Shaw Celebration
17-October 25, 2005
New York Public Library for the Performing Arts
presents a series of free public
Superman?: The Art of George Bernard Shaw
This year marks
the centennial of many Shavian events: the writing and first
performance of Major Barbara; the first performance of Man and Superman;
and actor-producer Arnold Daly's successful yet scandalous Shavian season
in New York . On September 21, 1905, The New York Times
wrote, "Shaw's Man and Superman is exiled from the
open shelves of the New York Free
Perspective: Eric Bentley Interviewed by Michael
with Philip Bosco, Anne Jackson, Eli Wallach, and others.
28, 3:00 p.m.
An Afternoon with
Lady Susana Walton. William Walton wrote the music for
the film of Shaw's Major Barbara (1941). Walton's
widow will talk about her husband's work and introduce a screening
of the film, which was directed by Gabriel Pascal and
starred Wendy Hiller, Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, and Sybil
Thorndike.Shaw collaborated on the
of Foulness: Mrs. Warren's Profession, New York, 1905. Lecture
by Leonard Conolly.
Why Shaw Still
Matters. Panel with Leonard Conolly, J. Ellen Gainor,
Martin Meisel, and Stanley Weintraub.
Shaw's Man in America: The Rise and Fall of Arnold
Daly. Lecture by Rhoda Nathan.
Monday, October 24,
Mrs. Warren's Profession:
Reading of the play that was called
"morally rotten" when it premiered in New York
in October 1905. Cast members were arrested on charges of
Musicals. Constance Green, Ellen Lang, Irwin Reese, and John
Shelhart, with Robert Rogers at the piano. Songs from
musicals based on Shaw's plays, including Androcles and the
Lion, The Chocolate Soldier, Her First Roman, My Fair Lady,
and others. The singers are members of the Metropolitan
The Doctor’s Dilemma
by George Bernard Shaw:
and Panel Discussion of Medical Ethics
Tuesday, March 30, at The GraduateCenter, Elebash Recital Hall
Bernard Shaw’s long life (1856-1950) coincided with an eventful period in the
history of British medicine, beginning with The Medicine Act of 1858, which
created the modern British medical profession, and ending with the National
Health Act of 1946, which socialized it.The Doctor’s Dilemma (1906) captures
the comic and near-tragic aspects of medical theory and practice at the turn of
the last century.
Robert Neff Williams
Moderator: Professor Rhoda Nathan
Kissell, theatre critic;
Dr. Mark Horn,
Corporate Affairs division of Pfizer, Inc.;
The National Trust for Historic Preservation will
be offering a tour entitled “A Celebration of George Bernard Shaw:
Hertfordshire & London” July 23-31, 2002.For details contact Bellinger Davis Travel, a
division of Protravel International, 515 Madison Ave., New York,
NY10022.Phone (212) 409-9555 or
1-800-227-1059.FAX (212) 755
1376.Or email Grace Polk at GraceP@protravelinc.com
at the American Irish Historical
991 Fifth Ave. at 80th St.
The Bernard Shaw
“Anatomy of the
the Critic’s Eye”
Friday, May 31, 2002.
at the American Irish
991 Fifth Ave.
at 80th St.
The Bernard Shaw Society Presents:
of Shaw’s Comedy of Power & Money
Directed by Robert Neff Williams
Of the Drama Division of the JuilliardSchool
We will also celebrate the re-publication of
Eric Bentley’s acclaimed Bernard Shaw.
Friday, February 8, 2002 at
AT: The American
Irish Historical Society, 991
Fifth Avenue at 80th St. in New York
AND THE WORLD OF MUSIC
Mr. Mehus is a widely published writer
on music and European culture.Included in his talk will be recorded musical excerpts from works
about which Shaw wrote when he served as a professional London music critic from 1888 to 1894.A longtime member of the Bernard Shaw
Society, Mr. Mehus has addressed us in the past and now brings new insights
into this significant aspect of Shaw’s critical work.
Sunday, March 10, 2002 at
AT: The Jean Cocteau Repertory
at the BouwerieLaneTheatre
330 Bowery at Bond Street, New York City
A Benefit Performance
SHAW’SARMS AND THE MAN
Special Half-Price Benefit Tickets for
Shaw Society Members
and friends at $20 each.
Discussion with the cast following the
performance led by Rhoda Nathan,
President, The Bernard Shaw Society.
December 7, 2001,
The American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Avenue at 80th St. in New York
Saint Joan and the Irish
Professor Maureen Murphy
Distinguished Irish Folklorist and
June 1, 2001,
the American Irish Historical Society, 991 Fifth Ave. at 80th St.
THE PLAYWRIGHT AND THE PRIZEFIGHTER
BERNARD SHAW AND GENE TUNNEY: A FRIENDSHIP
BY JAY R. TUNNEY
MEMOIRIST AND SON
March 2, 2001,
Shaw: An Irish Portrait
1954, four years after Shaw's death, his countrymen shared their memories of
him at first hand in an historic B.B.C. broadcast. Among the
participants were Sean O'Casey, Frank O'Connor, St. John Ervine, and Father Frank
Leonard. At this meeting the broadcast will be reenacted by members and
friends of the Bernard Shaw Society.
Friday, December 8, at
and Quacks: A Symposium on Medical Ethics
Dr. David M. Nathan,
Ms. Ellen Lubell, Esq.,
Mr. Howard Kissel, Theater
October 5, 2000
The Bernard Shaw Society
Thomas Summa's Heritage Theatre Reading of
Shaw's The Doctor's Dilemma
at a meeting of The Lyceum Club
atThe New YorkAcademy of Sciences
2 East 63rd Street, New
For reservations, contact
Kwanze Baird in the NYAS Development Office at (212) 838-0230, ext. 235, or
email at firstname.lastname@example.org
September 24, 2000
At the Annual 5th Avenue "New York is Book Country" Fair
The Bernard Shaw SocietyJoined the Yeats and Joyce Societies
For An Exhibit: "Irish Literary Societies in New York City"
a dramatic reading of Margot Peters' new
play, Persuasionsabout Shaw's attempt to recruit Ellen Terry and Sir Henry Irving to
the New Drama.
Margot Peters is the author of The House of Barrymore, Mrs. Pat: The
Life of Mrs. Patrick Campbell, and Bernard
Shaw and the Actresses.
The performance was directed by Robert Neff Williams,
of the Julliard Drama Department.
February 18, 2000
At a joint meeting of the Bernard Shaw Society
and the American Irish Historical Society, the speaker was Professor Daniel
Leary, recently retired from CUNY.
He spoke on:
"Shaw and Aquinas, A Case of Philosophical
Dr. Leary revealed, after
45 years of Shaw Study, that he has been literally possessed by GBS. He
demonstrated how this possession first manifested itself while he was writing
a review of one of Aquinas' works. Guided by the spirit of GBS and influenced
by Aquinas' concept of entelechy, Dr. Leary launched an heuristic attack on
scientism, the reductionist view that science explains everything.
BERNARD SHAW AND
What It Means to
be a Shavian at the Millennium.
Speaker: R. F. Dietrich
English Professor at the University of
South Florida in Tampa,
Richard Farr Dietrich
is the author of Bernard Shaw's Novels:
Portraits of the Author
_as Man and Superman,
British Drama 1890 to1950: A Critical History, and The Art of
and he is the Series Editor of the new Florida
Bernard Shaw Series sponsored by the