Four Plays By Bernard Shaw Author:Bernard Shaw The Shawian Wit is the unmistakable hallmark of the many dramatic pieces that flowed from the pen of Bernard Shaw. Motivated by a powerful sense of social justice and among the most advanced thinkers of his day, Shaw contributed more to the development of modern English theatre than any other single playwright. — The four plays in this anthology ... more »have been selected for their wide popularity and solid representation of Bernard Shaw in his favorite role as social critic.
The introductions to the plays are by Paul Kozelka, Professor of Theater, Teachers College, Columbia University. For those who may query why the title of this book is not Four Plays By GEORGE Bernard Shaw, Mr. Kozelka points out that Shaw hated his first name and never used it. Common scholarly practice today is to refer to him either as G.B.S. or as Bernard Shaw.« less