Technical Information

Piece
*/d_piece 430
Piece Title
Arms and the Man
Plot Summary
The action occurs at Major Petkoff's house in a small Bulgarian town near the Dragoman Pass in 1885 and 1886.
Notes
Shaw originally titled the play "Alps and the Balkans" but changed it to "Arms and The Man" during rehearsals for the first production in 1894. It was the first Shaw play to be commercially produced.
Piece > Date
*/d_piece/d_piece.dateid 16
Date piece created
April 20, 1894 - April 22, 1894
Piece > Character
*/d_piece/r_piece_character 263
Character(s)
Major Paul Petkoff
Piece > Character(s) in Piece > Character Type
*/d_piece/r_piece_character/d_character.charactertypeid 11
Character Type
Military personnel
Piece > Function
*/d_piece/r_piece_creator:functionid 143
Function
Playwright
Piece > Language
*/d_piece/r_piece_language 2
Language
English
Piece > Structure of Piece
*/d_piece/r_piece_structure_division 258