George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright born on 26 July 1856. Shaw is one of the leading dramatists of his generation. He wrote more than sixty plays. Some of his major work includes Man and Superman, Pygmalion, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Doctor’s Dilemma, Major Barbara, and Saint Joan.
On 2 November 1950, aged ninety-four, he died in Hertfordshire, England.
Shaw’s plays are flavored with a perfect combination of drama, comedy, and social corrective. Besides being a playwright, he was also a critic, polemicist and political activist. In 1925, George Bernard Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in the field of Literature.