Back to Methuselah: In the Beginning

Back to Methuselah: In the Beginning


George Bernard shaw George Bernard shaw

Summary

"In the Beginning: B.C. 4004" is an allegorical play where Adam and Eve discover the concept of death when they find a dead fawn, leading to a discussion on the dread of immortality and the possibility of reproduction as a way to escape from an eternal life of burdens and tedium. The play deals with themes of loneliness, love, fear, fidelity,...More
Drama Mythological & Historical

George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950), known at his insistence simply as Bernard Shaw, was an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist and political activist. His influence on Western theatre, culture and politics extended from the 1880s to his death and beyond. He wrote more than sixty plays. With a range incorporating both contemporary satire and historical allegory, Shaw became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Born in Dublin, Shaw moved to London in 1876, where he struggled to establish himself as a writer and novelist, and embarked on a rigorous process of self-education. By the mid-1880s he had become a respected theatre and music critic. Following a political...More

Publish Date : 25 Feb 2023

Reading Time :

Chapter : 2


Free


Reviews : 0

People read : 230

Added to wish list : 0