This Irish playwright was born in Dublin 1856.
Bernard Shaw began his literary career as a novelist and he completed five novels, before any of them were published.
His first published novel titled “Immaturity” was written in 1879 and left unpublished, until 1930.
His first play was “Widower’s Houses” was written in 1885.
For the next twelve years, he wrote close to a dozen plays.
His first three full-length plays “Widower’s Houses“, “The Philanderer“, and “Mrs. Warren’s Profession” were compiled together under the tile “Plays Unpleasant“.
Bernard Shaw was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1925.
Best 5 George Bernard Shaw Quotations
Here is a my selected best five verified George Bernard Shaw quotations to share with you:
“I hear you say “Why?” Always “Why?” You see things; and you say “Why?” But I dream things that never were; and I say “Why not?” ” – George Bernard Shaw
(The quote is also found in: Back to Methuselah By George Bernard Shaw, Limited Editions Club, 1939, Part I, In The Beginning, Act I, P. 8)
(The quote is also found in: The Doctor’s Dilemma: A Tragedy, 1906; Getting Married A Disquisitory Play, 1908 ; The Shewing-up Of Blanco Posnet A Sermon In Crude Melodrama, 1909 By George Bernard Shaw, W.H. Wise, 1930; p.173)
“My way of joking is to tell the truth. It’s the funniest joke in the world.” – George Bernard Shaw
(This quote is also found in: John Bull’s Other Island By George Bernard Shaw, 1st World Publishing, 2004, Act II; p.50)
“He who can, does. He who cannot, teaches.” – George Bernard Shaw
Here is a great selection of fully verified quotations by George Bernard Shaw.