The Humor of G.B. Shaw and G.K. Chesterton

George Bernard Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and G.K.ChestertonGeorge Bernard Shaw and G.K. Chesterton were intellectual titans of their age, and they had a very interesting relationship. The photograph at left shows Shaw, Hilaire Belloc, and Chesterton. You can get a sense of their personalities and writing styles in the brief videos and the articles that follow.

A well-written article on reflects on the effect of humor on insult, with examples from Chesterton and Shaw.

You may also enjoy this blog post from Chesterton and Friends, discussing the debates between the athiest/socialist Shaw and Christian Chesterton.

Read this thoughtful article by Fr. Ian Boyd about a reenactment of the Chesterton-Shaw debates. (Text file)

Finally, here is a brief video trailer for Provision Theatre’s reenactment of the Chesterton-Shaw debate.

Chesterton resources index

Other George Bernard Shaw Resources

Other Introduction to Literature (E1) videos