Set in Colonial America during the Revolutionary era, the play tells the story of Richard Dudgeon, a local outcast and self-proclaimed "Devil's disciple". In a twist characteristic of Shaw's love of paradox, Dudgeon sacrifices himself in a Christ-like gesture despite his professed Infernal allegiance.
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.