Today is the birthday of the great playwright George Bernard Shaw
Known at his insistence simply as
Bernard Shaw. Born July 26th 1856
an Irish playwright whose influence on Western theater, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays, with a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory.
Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
“You don’t get tired of muffins. But you don’t find inspiration in them”
“I can’t turn your soul on. Leave me those feelings; and you can take away the voice and the face. They are not you.”
Fun Fact: Pygmalion was the play that was later adapted to the famous musical “My Fair Lady.”
“You see things; you say, ‘Why?’ But I dream things that never were;
and I say ‘Why not?”