The Devil's Disciple
DescriptionGeorge Bernard Shaw's play "The Devil's Disciple" is the story of Richard Dudgeon. Set during the Revolutionary War, Richard is considered by his friends and family be the "Devil's disciple" because of his rebellious personality and unfaithfulness to religion. However, when British Soldiers visit the home of the town's minister, Anthony Anderson, with the intentions of arresting Anderson, Mr. Dudgeon's true colors are shown. In a heroic moment Mr. Dudgeon allows the soldiers to arrest him, having mistaken him for Anderson, although it may mean the death of him.
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About the Author
George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish-born playwright, critic, and political activist, began his writing career in London. In addition to writing sixty-three plays, his prodigious output as critic, pamphleteer, and essayist influenced numerous social issues. In 1925, he won the Nobel Prize for Literature and in 1938 an Oscar for the movie version of Pygmalion.