LSE Language Centre event
Date: Wednesday 19 February 2014
Venue: Shaw Library, Old Building
With the outbreak of the First World War, George Bernard Shaw’s reputation torpedoed when he published his anti-war pamphlet Commonsense About the War. Shunned by the theatrical world, Shaw, heavily influenced by Russia in Heartbreak House, came to welcome one of the war’s consequences– the overthrow of Tsar Nicholas II. The same events were to send the Russian composer Igor Stravinsky into Western exile for the rest of his life. The Soldier’s Tale of 1918 may be viewed as a comment on the displacement of soldiers across Europe at the War’s end.
LSE students present an evening of Shaw, and Karim Said, a Barenboim protégé, appears as conductor in a programme of words and music related to the First World War.
The event will be followed by a drinks reception.
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The 2015 LSE Space for Thought Literary Festival 'Foundations' will take place from Monday 23 - Saturday 28 February. LSE’s 7th Literary Festival will explore the foundations of knowledge, society, identity and literature, as well as those of LSE itself, with speakers including Ahmad Zakii Anwar, Anne Fine, John Gray, Elif Shafak, Raja Shehadeh, Will Self and Ali Smith. Full programme online from mid-December.
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