The Devil

The Devil's Disciple

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The Devil's Disciple takes place during the American Revolution in a New Hampshire village. The story revolves around the rascal, Dick Dudgeon, a young revolutionary raised in a strict puritan home. Dick finds himself in need of true religion and passionately believes in the right of human happiness. This quest leads to potentially life-threatening consequences. Some of Shaw's most entertainingly iconographic characters fill out this story of revolt: of one country against another as well as of the inexhaustible battle of the human spirit -- how we choose to create and define ourselves in the face of societal expectations.



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Category
Play
Number of Acts:
3 Acts
First Produced:
1897
Time & Place
websterbridge, new hampshire, 1777

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