|Bernard Shaw Bio
BERNARD SHAW (1856-1950)
George Bernard Shaw was born in 1856 in Dublin, Ireland. He led a average school life, but his real education came from his strong foundation in music and painting, which he received at home (Bentley vi). Bernard, he never used the name “George,” had a very impressive career. He wrote over fifty plays, many which are still widely preformed, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. Shaw died in 1950 in St. Lawrence, England (McNabb 4).
Bernard Shaw was born to a mother who was a singer and father who was a drunkard. At twenty he moved to London to continue his studies of the arts. He became a follower of Marx and was a active socialist and founding member of the Fabian Society. He met, and married, Charlotte Payne-Townshend in 1898 (McNabb 4).
His literary career was by far the most successful facet of Shaw’s life. He wrote over fifty plays, and created a series of masterpieces that created a large impact in English d...