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Androcles and the Lion: An Old Fable Renovated - Full Length Play, Comedy

Androcles and the Lion: An Old Fable Renovated

Bernard Shaw

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Full Length Play, Comedy

14m, 2f

ISBN: 9780140450132

Tells the tale of Androcles, a slave who is saved by the requited mercy of a lion.

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Full Length Play

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"Androcles and the Lion" is a 1912 play written 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 makes Androcles out to be one of 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.
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14m, 2f

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Bernard  Shaw

Bernard Shaw

Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was born in Dublin, the son of a civil servant. His education was irregular, due to his dislike of any organized training. After working in an estate agent's office for a while he moved to London as a young man (1876), where he established himself as a leading music and theatre critic in the eighties and nineties and became a prominent member of the Fabian Society, for ... view full profile

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