(1856-1950) an Irish writer famous especially for his clever plays which criticize society and the moral values of the time. His best known works include the historical plays Caesar and Cleopatra and St Joan, and the comedy Pygmalion, which was later turned into the popular musical showMy Fair Lady. He was a leading socialist and wrote books about socialism.
Definition from the Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English Advanced Learner's Dictionary.
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