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  • n. Plural form of Shavian.

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  • The script rings with some of Shaw's repeated themes -- "Heartbreak House" and "Man and Superman" are among the plays Shavians may find themselves ruminating on -- yet the performance suffers from a rare case of pointless velocity.

    George Bernard Shaw's 'Misalliance' misses the mark at Olney Theatre Center

  • But Shaw, who knew better than the Shavians, was at this moment on the very eve of confessing his moral origin.

    George Bernard Shaw

  • "With her brilliant take-no-prisoners attitude, Caryl Churchill is undoubtedly one of our foremost 'contemporary Shavians.'"

    Playbill.com : News

  • Directed by Eda Holmes, it will be the second play ever presented in the Shaw's new Studio Theatre dedicated to Shavians after Shaw.

    The Globe and Mail - Home RSS feed

  • To say that Shaw's plays are to plays of Johnson, Wycherley, Congreve, and Wilde as nothing to something; to offer as almost the only support of the claim a bare catalogue of vices ( "the prodigality of gab, the self-assertion, the affectation of strong-mindedness and impudence," etc.); and then magnanimously to allow petty virtues to three plays, and "salvageable phrases, perhaps speeches" to some unnamed others — this is to adopt the witless intemperance which Mr. Mudrick rightly stigmatizes in the army of Shavians and anti-Shavians.

    The Devil's Disciple

  • It all came out of my concentration studies and the Higher Thought Centre where I met some most original dears – Christian Scientists and Spiritualists – and then these Socialists – not a bit on the lines of the old Fabians and Bernard Shavians and the rest who used to believe only in Matter – specially landed property matter – and in parcelling that out among themselves.

    Lady Bridget in the Never-Never Land

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