Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw

Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw

by George Bernard Shaw

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Androcles and the Lion by George Bernard Shaw by George Bernard Shaw

ANDROCLES AND THE LION is Shaw's retelling of the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion. In the play, Shaw portrays Androcles to be one of the many Christians being led to the Colosseum for torture. Characters in the play exemplify several themes and takes on both modern and supposed early Christianity, including cultural clash between Jesus' teachings and traditional Roman values.

Product Details

BN ID: 2940013533318
Publisher: Halcyon Press Ltd.
Publication date: 11/28/2011
Series: Halcyon Classics , #1
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 162 KB

About the Author

George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was an Irish playwright and journalist. Shaw enjoyed success both as a literary critic and playwright, but wrote several relatively unsuccessful novels early in his career. His plays, including PYGMALION, earned him considerable success. Shaw won both the Nobel Prize for Literature and an Oscar for PYGMALION, the latter for the screenplay adaptation in 1938. He remains the only person to win both awards.

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