Shaw, George Bernard


An Irish author of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries; he spent most of his career in England. A playwright, critic, and social reformer, Shaw was known for his outspokenness and barbed humor. His many plays include Pygmalion2, Androcles and the Lion, Man and Superman, and Saint Joan.

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