Piece Name Androcles and the Lion
Piece Alternate Name Androklus und der Löwe (Translation)
Creation Date 1912
Creator Shaw, Bernard Playwright
Associated Performing Art(s) Comedy
Language(s) of Creation English
Structure Divisions Prologue, Act I, Act II, Scene 1, Act II, Scene 2, Act II, Scene 3
Characters in Piece Androcles , Call Boy , Lentulus , Magaera , Centurion (Military personnel) , The Editor , The Slave Driver , Metellus , Ferrovius , Spintho , Secutor , Retiarius , The Menagerie Keeper , Lion (Animals / plants) , Captain (Military personnel) , Emperor (Royalty / rulers) , Lavinia Androcles
Plot Androcles, a Christian who once removed a thorn from a lion's paw, is rewarded years later when the same lion refuses to devour him when he and other Christians have been sentenced to die in a Roman public forum.
Notes Published in German (as "Androklus und der Löwe") in 1913, three years before its first printed publication in the United Kingdom.

Associated Items

Associated Productions 1915, Wallack's Theatre, Androcles and the Lion ,
1913, St. James's Theatre (London, England), Androcles and the Lion ,
1919Nov04, Abbey Theatre, Abbey Company, Androcles and the Lion ,
1914Jan15, Volksbüehne (Vienna, Austria), Androcles and the Lion ,
1925Dec26, Regent Theatre (London, England), Macdona Players, Androcles and the Lion ,
Regents Park, London, 1934
Performances of the piece 340, 342
Representations of characters from piece 2196, 338, 327, 1005667
Components associated with piece 2196, 2199, 327, 1324, 2184, 2197, 2195