Arms and the Man (Shaw)
|Arms and the Man (1894)
|The play, written in 1894, takes place during the 1885 Serbo-Bulgarian War. It tells the story of a young Bulgarian woman, Raina, who encounters Bluntschli, a mercenary Swiss soldier for the Serbian army, when he bursts into her bedroom and begs her to hide him. Through the course of the play, her affections shift from Sergius, her fiancé—an idealistic but blundering hero of the war— to Bluntschli. a man who is ruled by reason.|
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