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Just deserts

I remember studying George Bernard Shaw’s play Androcles and the Lion. Androcles comes across a lion in terrible distress with a thorn in its paw. He takes pity on it, quells his fear, and removes the thorn. 371 more words


Compassion for the Helpless


You shall not wrong a sojourner or oppress him, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. You shall not mistreat any widow or fatherless child.  723 more words

ANDROCLES AND THE LION: A Tasty Serving of Post-Easter Ham

by Richard von Busack

Directed by Chester Erskine, 1952’s Androcles and the Lion was sold as part of the 1950s cinematic craze for the Roman Empire. 732 more words


Transcending the Mundane

* “The primitive idea of justice is partly legalized revenge and partly expiation by sacrifice. It works out from both sides in the notion that two blacks make a white, and that when a wrong has been done, it should be paid for by an equivalent suffering. 143 more words


Flash! Friday Vol 3 - 10: Androcles, the Lion, the Kitten, and the Gladiator!

George Bernard Shaw is my second-favourite playwright.

It all started at school, when we had to read Androcles and the Lion, surprisingly at a R.C. 634 more words

Flash Fiction

SUNNYVALE THEATRE: Androcles and the Lion


October 18 & November 8, 2014 | 11:00 AM

Sunnyvale Theatre
Sunnyvale Community Center

Chortle at this refreshing treatment of this popular Aesop’s fable, written in the style of Italian Commedia dell’Arte by the award-winning playwright and author Aurand Harris.

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A Great Fable

Running as fast as his feet would carry him, Androclus raced into the forest. He hoped he could survive there, finding roots and berries to eat and avoiding all wild animals. 585 more words