Major Barbara
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Edited by Elizabeth T. Forter, this edition of Major Barbara for performance and study includes Shaw's complete "Preface." The text follows Shaw's spelling and punctuation. It also includes a highly regarded twenty-four page introduction, a list of the principal dates in the life of Bernard Shaw, and a selected bibliography.


George Bernard Shaw, known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. Elizabeth T. Forter is the author of Major Barbara, published by Wiley.


Introduction vii

Principal dates in the life of Bernard Shaw xxxi

Preface to Major Barbara 1

Act I 42

Act II 68

Act III 109

Bibliography 151