George Bernard Shaw


George Bernard Shaw


At a performance given by an Italian string quartet, Shaw’s companion remarked approvingly, “These men have been playing together for twelve years.”

“Surely,” said Shaw, “we have been here longer than that.”


I am enclosing two tickets to the first night of my new play; bring a friend — if you have one.

~George Bernard Shaw [to Winston Churchill]

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Biographical Note: 
George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright. Born in Dublin, he went to London at the age of 20, where he remained for the rest of his life. After writing five unsuccessful novels he became a music and drama critic and an active socialist. He wrote more than 40 plays, many of which have retained their enormous popularity. He was a witty speaker and writer of letters. Perhaps you’ve seen My Fair Lady. It was a film adaptation of Shaw’s play, Pygmalion.