Shaw, (George) Bernard
- Robert Anderson
(b Dublin, July 26, 1856; d Ayot St Lawrence, Herts., Nov 2, 1950). Irish dramatist, novelist, critic and polymath. Born into a musical household headed by a trombone-playing father and singing mother, he was initiated early into Italian opera and Mozart. George John Vandeleur Lee, notable in Dublin music as impresario, singing teacher and conductor, also lived with the family; from him Shaw derived his knowledge of singing techniques, an ambition to become an operatic baritone, and possibly the conviction that ...