Shaw


I don't know what connection George Bernard Shaw has with Niagara-on-the-Lake, but there was a statue of him gracing the main street. I think he's looking pretty good!

Update courtesy of VP: The Shaw Festival, an annual theater festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada began as an eight week run of Don Juan in Hell (as the long third act dream sequence of Man And Superman is called when staged alone) and Candida in 1962, and has grown into an annual festival with over 800 performances a year, dedicated to producing the works of Shaw and his contemporaries. 

14 comments:

Olivier said...

belle statue, et j'aime bien sa moustache

Cezar and Léia said...

Very interesting sculpture inside a kind of fountain! Beautiful!
Léia

JM said...

Now I'm curious, there must be a reason why he's there... :-)

Jacob said...

He doth look good...you know, for his age. But seems a little stiff.

I dunno why he's there, either. Maybe some folks thought he was all wet?

VP said...

Wikipedia says: The Shaw Festival, an annual theater festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, Canada began as an eight week run of Don Juan in Hell (as the long third act dream sequence of Man And Superman is called when staged alone) and Candida in 1962, and has grown into an annual festival with over 800 performances a year, dedicated to producing the works of Shaw and his contemporaries. The portrait of George Bernard Shaw located at Niagara-on-the-Lake was commissioned by hotelier Si Wai Lai and sculpted by Dr. Elizabeth Bradford Holbrook, CM (1913–2009).

Lois said...

Very dapper looking!

Paul in Powell River said...

Very nice! I've added you to my list.

Halcyon said...

@VP - thanks for doing the detective work!

Birdman said...

Ah... a favorite of mine too. Stiff or not!

Randy said...

Interesting post and nice shot too.

Jack said...

That VP guy is a pretty good researcher, isn't he?

brian stout said...

he does seem a bit stiff =) did you throw a coin in and make a wish?

Kate said...

Sounds like it would be a great festival to attend. I like the sculpture...strong and clean lines.

EG Wow said...

The Shaw Festival is a big deal around here. :)

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