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Biography of George Bernard Shaw


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Shaw, George Bernard. Born in Dublin, July 26, 1856, and went to London in 1876. He published a few novels, "Cashel Byron's Profession," etc., which attracted little attention. Joined the Fabian Society in 1884. Wrote musical critiques in the "London Star," 1888-90, and the "World," 1890-94. Edited Fabian essays in 1889 and, in 1895, began his work as a dramatic critic, writing in the "Saturday Review." In 1898 he published "Plays Pleasant and Unpleasant," and since then his chief literary work was writing for the stage. His plays include "Man and Superman," "John Bull's Other Island," "Major Barbara," "The Doctor's Dilemma," "Caesar and Cleopatra," etc.