Annual £500 Prize

Play Reading Group


Next Meeting Thursday, 31 March 2016

Fabian Society

The society meets monthly in Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square London

WC1R 4RL for talks, lectures and play readings January to June and September to November at 7:00pm, coffee, for a 7:30 pm start.


Visitors are welcome to all our meetings entrance fee is £5, Members £3


Holborn is the nearest Tube station. Click here for a map to Conway Hall


Professional readers and student actors especially welcome.
 Thursday  7 April 2016
`Alcestis`By Euripides

Details from Helen Bennett: 020 7485 6424
London School of Economics have published their Fabian Society archives online. Visit their Website to browse documents of interest to Shavians
A Creative Writing Award Annual Prize of £500 held in memory of the late T.F. Evans, long time editor of the Shaw Society Journal

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Dr Jesse Hellman, a psychiatrist from Baltimore, Maryland, USA will consider whether Lady Hamilton and the 1897 play Nelson’s Enchantress, in which Stella Campbell played the leading role, influenced Bernard Shaw to create his most famous play, Pygmalion. In a recent article in SHAW, Dr Hellman describes how Emma Lyon, born in poverty in 1765, as a girl was tutored in the arts and social graces by Charles Greville, a man who regarded her as nothing more than a project. Going to Naples and ambassador Sir William Hamilton, she continued her education and became one of the most famous women in Europe.