Shaw had completed his first play Widower's Houses, in 1892. In 1893 he wrote a play called The Philanderer which was followed in1893-94, by Mrs. Warren's Profession. From now on Shaw went on writing plays without interpretation, proving himself to be a very prolific writer. Although he did not earn much popularity or income in the beginning, success came to him during the repertory season
conducted at the Court Theater, London by Granville Barker in 1904-7. From that time onwards the story of Shaw's life is the story of his plays. By 1904 he had written, besides the plays named above, such important plays as Arms and the Man; Candida; The Devils Disciple; Caesar and Cleopatra; Man and Superman; Major Barbara; and The Doctor's Dilemma. The process of writing plays continued. In 1993 he wrote Saint Joan and 1929 at the age of 73, The Apple Cart. In all he wrote no fewer than fifty plays.