2006年07月27日

ジョージ・バーナード・ショー生誕150年

1日遅れた。。。北アイルランド経由、イングランド経由……うはー、このガーディアンの記事、長い、読み終わらない。だから「経由」の先がありません、ってのもあんまりひどいので、Google News経由でアイルランド

バーナード・ショーといえばこれです:
"England and America are two countries divided by a common language."


……「ショーといえばこれ」にしては、安易すぎですね。でも最初に覚えたのがこれだったんで。BBCを見てみたら、今年の4月に、ショーがデザインしたステンドグラスがお披露目された、という記事が出てました。
http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/4944100.stm

フェビアン協会のためのデザインで、新世界建設がモチーフ。

BBCには、インタビュー集(ラジオの音声)もあります。

George Bernard Shaw, July 26, 1856 - November 2, 1950
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/George_Bernard_Shaw

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これ↓(from JOHN BULL'S OTHER ISLAND)を読んでから、
BROADBENT. Try a whisky and soda.
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TIM [sobered]. There you touch the national wakeness, sir. [Piously] Not that I share it meself. I've seen too much of the
mischief of it.
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BROADBENT [pouring the whisky]. Say when.
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TIM. Not too sthrong. [Broadbent stops and looks enquiringly at him]. Say half-an-half. [Broadbent, somewhat startled by this demand, pours a little more, and again stops and looks]. Just a dhrain more: the lower half o the tumbler doesn't hold a fair half. Thankya.
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BROADBENT [laughing]. You Irishmen certainly do know how to drink. [Pouring some whisky for himself] Now that's my poor English idea of a whisky and soda.
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TIM. An a very good idea it is too. Dhrink is the curse o me unhappy counthry. I take it meself because I've a wake heart and a poor digestion; but in principle I'm a teetoatler.


これを見ると、ちょっとおもしろいです。(teetotaler = 絶対禁酒主義者)

あと、時事ネタ関連で、こんなの見つけた。
http://smoter.com/arealger.htm
Bernard Shaw shocked the British when he argued in his pamphlet, Commonsense about the War, that the German invasion of Belgium was a mere pretext for Britain's entry into the war and the real aim was to destroy Germany as a trading rival. Shaw, nevertheless, supported the war on this principle and became an active propagandist for Britain.* In London, enthusiastic crowds urged their government on while they attacked shops with German sounding names and dachshunds were killed in the streets. The highly educated English poet Rupert Brook praised such a time and thanked the "war God" who had "wakened us from sleeping." As in Germany, France, and Russia, the labor leaders in Britain, who were expected to oppose the war, wholeheartedly supported it.


Commonsense about the Warは、残念ながら、私は未読です。第一次大戦開戦時の文章です。プロジェクト・グーテンベルクにも、これはまだ上がってないみたい。

もう一度、最初のガーディアンに戻って引用:
Shaw's hatred of war badly affected his later judgment. But in that, he represented a generation. He was neutral on Spain in an era when authors were supposed to take sides. He saw Nazi anti-semitism as "insanity", though he had judged that Hitler "shrinks from the massacre which the logic of his phobia demands". He was far from the only one - on left or right - to still be contemplating a negotiated peace with Hitler after war had broken out. (When Keynes tried to get Shaw's New Statesman essay censored, the foreign secretary, Lord Halifax, was extremely keen to see it published, in order to gauge reaction.) And by the war's end, he was against the Nuremberg trials, believing victors' justice could never do any good.
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Shaw's hatred of war badly affected his later judgment. But in that, he represented a generation. He was neutral on Spain in an era when authors were supposed to take sides. He saw Nazi anti-semitism as "insanity", though he had judged that Hitler "shrinks from the massacre which the logic of his phobia demands". He was far from the only one - on left or right - to still be contemplating a negotiated peace with Hitler after war had broken out. (When Keynes tried to get Shaw's New Statesman essay censored, the foreign secretary, Lord Halifax, was extremely keen to see it published, in order to gauge reaction.) And by the war's end, he was against the Nuremberg trials, believing victors' justice could never do any good.


たった2パラグラフなのに、なんでこんなにたくさんのことが書かれているんだろう。というか、ショーは、片手間ではとてもじゃないけど追えないよね、やっぱり。
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