Androcles and the Lion PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Androcles and the Lion free pdf "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.

About George Bernard Shaw

BERNARD SHAW was born in Dublin in 1856. After his arrival in London in 1876 he became an active Socialist and a brilliant platform speaker. He wrote on many social aspects of the day: on Common Sense about the War (1914), How to Settle the Irish Question (1917) and The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Socialism and Capitalism (1928). He undertook his own education at the British Museum and consequently became keenly interested in cultural subjects. Thus his prolific output included music, art and theatre reviews, which were collected into several volumes such as Music in London 1890-1894 (3 vols, 1931)- Pen Portraits and Reviews (1931)- and Our Theatres in the Nineties (3 vols, 1931). He also wrote five novels and some shorter fiction, including The Black Girl in Search of God and Some Lesser Tales and Cashel Byron's Profession, both published in Penguin's Bernard Shaw Library. He conducted a strong attack on the London theatre and was closely associated with the intellectual revival of British theatre. His plays fall into several categories: 'Plays Pleasant'- 'Plays Unpleasant'- comedies- chronicle-plays- 'metabiological Pentateuch' (Back to Methuselah, a series of plays)- and 'political extravaganzas'. Bernard Shaw died in 1950.

Details Book

Author : George Bernard Shaw
Publisher : Penguin Classics
Data Published : 29 October 1987
ISBN : 0140450130
EAN : 9780140450132
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 160 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Androcles and the Lion



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Androcles and the Lion free pdfAndrocles and the Lion

    Androcles and The Lion. by George Bernard Shaw - Akasha Classics. AkashaPublishing.Com - Overture- forest sounds. roaring of lions. Christian hymn faintly. A jungle path. A lion's roar. a melancholy suffering roar..


  • Andy and the Lion free pdfAndy and the Lion

    For use in schools and libraries only. In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion. Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw..


  • Andy and the Lion free pdfAndy and the Lion

    In this retelling of Androcles and the Lion. Andy meets a lion on the way to school and wins his friendship for life by removing a thorn from his paw..


  • Lovely Old Lion free pdfLovely Old Lion

    Lenny the lion loves his grandpa. King Lion. But when King Lion starts to forget things. Lenny begins to worry. He can't understand why grandpa keeps getting muddled and doesn't want to play any more..


  • The Lion and the Mouse free pdfThe Lion and the Mouse

    In this retelling of the classic Aesop's fable. a tiny mouse is saved by a hungry lion. The mouse promises to return the favor. even though the lion doesn't believe such a small creature could help the king of the jungle..


  • Androcles and the Lion free pdfAndrocles and the Lion

    . "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. I