Androcles and the Lion (Shaw)
For works with similar titles, see Androcles and the Lion.
|Androcles and the Lion (1912)
Androcles and the Lion, a 1912 play, 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.
See also Shaw's Preface to Androcles and the Lion, a collection of essays on Christianity.