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George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw(1856 - 1950), Irish playwright, writer, socialist propagandist, art, music and drama critic, vegetarian and total abstainer, won the Nobel Prize for literature in 1925.

His best known plays are possibly The Devil's Disciple, Saint Joan, Androcles and the Lion, and Pygmalion, wich was the basis for the musical My Fair Lady.

His music criticism was collected in three volumes in 1981, as Shaw's Music.