George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw
noun
British playwright (born in Ireland); founder of the Fabian Society (1856-1950)
Syn: ↑Shaw, ↑G. B. Shaw
Derivationally related forms: ↑Shavian (for: ↑Shaw)
Instance Hypernyms: ↑writer, ↑author, ↑dramatist, ↑playwright

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George Bernard Shaw [George Bernard Shaw]
(1856–1950) an Irish writer of plays, novels and articles about music and literature who lived in England for much of his life. He is best known for his plays, which are full of intelligent and amusing remarks and criticisms of society. He is also famous for his campaigns for social change. He was one of the earliest members of the ↑Fabian Society and a supporter of ↑feminism (= women’s rights) and ↑vegetarianism (= not eating meat). His best-known works include The Devil’s Disciple (1897), Major Barbara (1905) and ↑Pygmalion (1913). He was given the ↑Nobel Prize for literature in 1925. When he died he left money for the invention of a new alphabet that would make the English spelling system simpler.
See also Shavian He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches. George Bernard Shaw

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