Continuing the best traditions of the English drama, and having absorbed the experience of the largest masters of contemporary theater – Ibsen and Chekhov – art show opens a new chapter in the literature of the XX century. The main weapon of struggle against social injustice Show elect laughter. These weapons served him smoothly. "My way of joking is to tell the truth" – these words of George Bernard Shaw to help understand the uniqueness of his accusatory laughter, loud-sounding scene from the stage has been a century. George Bernard Shaw Born in 1856 in Ireland, Dublin. Throughout the XIX century. "Green island" as they called Ireland, was seething. Liberation struggle was growing.
Ireland has sought independence from England. Its people lived in poverty, but did not want to suffer enslavement. In an atmosphere of grief and anger experienced by his homeland, childhood and adolescence proceeded future writer. Shaw's parents came from an impoverished environment of the nobility. Family life was unsettled and unharmonious. Devoid practical vein, constantly drunk father did not succeed in his chosen business – the grain trade.
Mother Shaw – Woman exceptional musical talent – she had to support his family. She sang in concerts, and later made a living music lessons. The children in the family to pay little attention; funds is to give them an education, was not. But in their attitudes and perceptions of parents show a good-spirited layers Dublin Society. They did not adhere to religious dogma, and raised their children freethinkers atheists.