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George Bernard Shaw was born in Dublin in 1856. Before becoming a playwright he wrote music and literary criticism. Shaw used his writing to attack social problems such as education, marriage, religion, government, health care, and class privilege. Shaw was particularly conscious of the exploitation of the working class.
Paperback, 188 pages
Published 1979 by انتشارات خوارزمی (first published 1897)
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Fabian
Sep 06, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Like valves in the heart, the drama opens up and constructs. It becomes intimate with the central heartbreaking moral dilemma, or epic with a stampede of intriguing satellite players.

Also, this one struck me as having The Simpson's episode arch: The first act has v. little to do with the rest of the play. It is an inciting event, also a perfect portrait of the main character. Despite the implausible ending, this one has a trip to the gallows rife with suspense & superb aristocratic wit.
Stela

George Bernard Shaw’s Devil’s Disciple is quite an example of melodrama gone, so to speak, good. I mean, everything is there: mistaken identity, turnaround of events, conjugal triangle, surprise inheritance, self-sacrifice, contrast between appearance and essence with a bit too much emotional tension display to turn into comedy and a bit too much happy ending to turn into tragedy.

Everything is there except for the usual sentimentalism, which is counteracted by light parody. In fact, at the time
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Laith H
Nov 29, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
فيها الكثير والكثير جدا من الاشارات
ولكن اهمها بالنسبة لي هي الاخلاق او البذرة الطيبه التي توجد عند الجميع
احتاج تابع الشيطان موقف ليظهرها
Lina AL Ojaili
تابع الأنسان مناسب أكثر
Leslie
While I have seen the Burt Lancaster movie version, this is my first time reading this. While I liked the full cast audiobook, it didn't include the substantial descriptions of settings and characters that the written (in my case, Kindle) version has. Most of these would be covered in a performance but are not all clear in an audio-only version so I am glad that I combined reading this in my Kindle omnibus of Shaw's plays with the audio recording.

As for the play itself, I think it is one of Sha
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عبدالرحمن
Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: bernard-shaw
جورج برنارد شو عدو الهيمنة الإنجليزية في مسرحيته يجعل من الثوار الأمريكيين أبطالًا وفدائيين
ماذا لو رأي اليوم الهيمنة الأمريكية وكتب عن القهر والظلم والفساد والإفساد
أحب الأيرلنديين وخاصة المتمرد منهم كبرنارد شو
من أجمل العبارات في المسرحية
"من يخشى الله لا يخشى أن يطلق على عمل الشيطان اسمه الحقيقي"
Bashar
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سعيد جدا ببدايتي مع الكاتب جورج برنارد شو، كاتب ذكي مبدع، وانا ارى نفسي غير مؤهل لتقييم قلم السيد برنارد شو، تابع الشيطان رائعة بكل المقاييس حيث الحكمة والفكاهة والأدب والذوق العالي في التعامل و الضمير الاجتماعي بين شخصيات الروايه. شعرت وانه يتحدث معي مباشرة. يناقش شو الحرب الثورية الأمريكية بطريقته الساخرة المعتادة. كانت قراءة سريعة وبسيطة ممتعه ولأن الخاتمة كانت متوقعة لي فأسحب النجمة الخامسة، أجمل ما قيل كان في خاتمة للمسرحية يقول الكاتب" لحظة الاختبار تكشف حقيقة الانسان وما خُلق لأجله، فتابع ...more
John
Aug 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, plays
The first play that I have read, the Devils Disciple is an encouraging start. Fast paced, clever, and witty this three act play follows the lives of several New Englanders during the revolutionary war. The dour Mrs. Dudgeon, held in high esteem for her desultory piety by the local community, opens the play overseeing (in a condescending abrasive way) her illegitimate grandaughter while awaiting the return of her husband who has traveled to attend the hanging (by the british forces) of his broth ...more
Salwa22
العدالة ليست حصراً على ذوي الرتب العسكرية و الألقاب الكنسية بل قد تتمثل في امرأة تدافع عن الحق المتمثل في -تابع الشيطان- ريتشارد دادجون الذي تُكّن له الكراهية المريرة و لكنها تتخذ موقفاً كهذا لأجل الحق و العدالة ، حتى أنها لربما تركع جاثية تصلي متضرعة بأن يظهر زوجها القس من مخبأه حتى لا يُشنق تابع الشيطان هذا ظناً من المحكمة بأنه القس و لو أن ذلك لم يشكل فرقاً فعندما عرفت بأنه انتحل شخصية القس ليموت بدلاً منه لم يتغيّر الحكم قيد أنملة فالقضية هي القتل الذي أصبح روتينياً في المحاكم العسكرية و ليس ...more
Muhammad
مسرحية لطيفة تتحدث عن جرائم الاحتلال الإنجليزي في أمريكا

ما يميز برنارد شو أن له قلمًا طويلًا وسليطًا ولا يهاب أحدًا، مع العلم أنه قلم خفيف الظل جدًّا وظريف... وقسوته تتسلل من ذلك الظرف وخفة الظل

Elena Druță
Apr 25, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Simply boring.
Elius
Jan 23, 2010 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: High Schools
Shelves: 2011-books, drama
This was my second Shaw play after Man and Superman, and honestly, I expected more. Maybe because Don Juan in Hell: From Man and Superman had so much philosophy crammed in it, that I expected the same from a play titled The Devil's Disciple.

Anyway, on to the play, Shaw discusses the US Revolutionary War in his own satirical way. I did see his criticisms to those who maintain the status quo and his pulling the nose of the religious community, but all-in-all, it was a fast and simple read.
Ahmad Sharabiani
Mar 14, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: drama, literature
داستان عشق جودیت [زن کشیش] به کشیش و ریچارد که طنزی تلخ نهفته دارد
Nesrine Nachi
Dec 03, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Dayum. Just Dayum George, you kept me awake until 3am when I must wake up at 6.
Paul Gaya Ochieng Simeon Juma
George Benard Shaw has written so many plays in his lifetime. In almost all his play, there is a social theme he is trying to address. It is this fact that motivates me to read his books. For the brief experience I have had with Shaw, I have noticed that his novels tend to speak to me directly. He challenges me to transform not only the way I think, but also the way the society views certain issues. His books are especially important to those in leadership positions. He has addressed the issues ...more
David Sarkies
Jun 28, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Philosophers and Christians
Shelves: modernist
The inversion of Good & Evil
5 July 2014

Like a number of Shaw's plays, he begins this one with an introduction on the topic of the play, which seems to be about the nature of good and evil and how in reality it is quite difficult to distinguish between what is good and what it evil, especially in the political sphere. The play is set during the American Revolution and is about how 'the Devil's Disciple', Richard Dudgeon, a self-avowed devil worshipper, takes the role of the village vicar in
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Bashar
Jun 25, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
سعيد جدا ببدايتي مع الكاتب جورج برنارد شو، كاتب ذكي مبدع، وانا ارى نفسي غير مؤهل لتقييم قلم السيد برنارد شو، تابع الشيطان رائعة بكل المقاييس حيث الحكمة والفكاهة والأدب والذوق العالي في التعامل و الضمير الاجتماعي بين شخصيات الروايه. شعرت وانه يتحدث معي مباشرة. يناقش شو الحرب الثورية الأمريكية بطريقته الساخرة المعتادة. كانت قراءة سريعة وبسيطة ممتعه ولأن الخاتمة كانت متوقعة لي فأسحب النجمة الخامسة، أجمل ما قيل كان في خاتمة للمسرحية يقول الكاتب" لحظة الاختبار تكشف حقيقة الانسان وما خُلق لأجله، فتابع ...more
Abeer Nwaider

عندما قرأت العنوان توقعت صراعا بين الخير والشر او شيطان متلبس بهيئة انسان ولكن الأحداث كانت مفاجئة والنهاية والعبرة غاية الجمال
خلال فترة الثورة الأميركية للانفصال عن الامبراطورية العظمى في نيو انغلاند ذاع صيت ريتشارد دادجن وهو البطل الرئيسي وتابع الشيطان الذي يضحي ينفسه وينتحل شخصية القسيس الخمسيني انتوني اندرسون ليعتقل مكانه ويحكم بالإعدام ولكن زوجة القسيس الشابة ترفض هروب زوجها وتنقلب للدفاع عن تابع الشيطان ذاك
في هذه المسرحية الشيء الكثير من الآداب والأخلاقيات التي نكاد نفتقدها في زمننا الحا
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Realini
Jun 24, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The Devil’s Disciple by George Bernard Shaw


This is an interesting play about Duty, Honor, Religion and Love with capital letters. We could add freedom and a few other values, but let’s forget about a shopping list and see what is going on in the play.
It was unexpected, if not shocking to learn what the subject is, in a play by George Bernard Shaw. I thought it will be another comedy in the vein of Pygmalion, but found the play to be a drama, set on the American soil and about the beginning of th
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Paula Vince
Oct 11, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
For part of my 2015 reading challenge I had to choose a play, and this is it. It is an American satire with tinges of dark humour set during the War of Independence. It takes place in 1777 at Westerbridge, a small frontier town.

The self-proclaimed devil's disciple is Richard Dudgeon, a young man who is regarded as not just the rotten egg of his family but the whole town. He's simply grown fed up with the mean spirits and hypocrisy he sees from several supposedly devout religious folk, and lives
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Ibrahim Niftiyev
Amerikalı puritan kolonistlərin həyatı azadlıq uğrunda mübarizəyə görə hər gün dəyişir. Bəzi ailələr normal, ənənəvi həyatın prinsiplərinə uyğun olaraq yaşamağa çalışsalar da, müharibə və siyasət onların həyatına müdaxilə edir. "Şeytanın şagirdi" bu pyes üçün qəribə ad ola bilər, lakin məhz bu ad Xristianlığın bütün şəfqətini göstərməkdə uğur qazanır. "Şeytanın şagirdi" siyası fəndlər, dini reallıqlar və sosial konvensiyalardan bəhs edən, yazıçının İbsenin təsiri altında "yeni dram" janrında yaz ...more
Timothy Morrow
May 18, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
After possessing a copy of a book of four Shaw plays, I became rather excited. I have read two of his works beforehand and found them entertaining and brilliant. The idea of the American Revolution being a center point for the story did alarm me slightly, not wishing to delve into that time period nor the country. What I found from reading the first act was delightful.

My first introduction to the character Richard was explosive and entertaining. For a man composed and said to be pure evil, he w
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Joy H.
Mar 19, 2013 marked it as watched-film-only  ·  review of another edition
Added 3/19/13.
March 2013 - I watched the 1990 British film adaptation starring Patrick Stewart (via a Netflix DVD). I did not read the play.

FILM ADAPTATIONS:

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0133712/f... ("Theatre Night" "The Devil's Disciple" (1987) (1990?) (with Ian Richardson, Elizabeth Spriggs, & Patrick Stewart)

IMDb: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0052735/?... ( The Devil's Disciple (1959) ) (with Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas, & Laurence Olivier)

NETFLIX: http://dvd.netflix.com/Movie/Th
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Goddess Of Blah
This play is hilarious, extremely witty. It's superior to GBS's more famous plays such as Pygmalion (better known as My Fair Lady). The character who appeals the most must be General John Burgoyne (often referred to as Gentleman Johnny). He has a rapier wit and a disdain for stupidity and pomp.

And as with all GBS's plays there's brilliant social, political and moral observations, all dispensed in a comical witty manner. And a hint of romance which is never seen through (i.e. the couple decide i
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Mohammed AL-Khd
Jul 19, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
تتجلى عبقرية برناردشو في هذه المسرحية في الحبكة الساخرة و طريقته في " عكس الشخصيات " من خلال أحداث المسرحية المتسارعة ،
تدور أحداث هذه المسرحية في فترة الثورة التاريخية التي تخلصت فيها أمريكا من الاستعمار ، و أصبحت بعد ذلك من أكثر دول العالم استعماراً لغيرها من الدول
يبرز في هذه الرواية التناقض البشري حين يتحول ثائر متمرد لا يعترف بالرسميات ولا بحدود الله إلى قسيس فجأة و يحاول أن يتحمل مصيبة كبيرة دون أدني سبب معلوم يدعوه لذلك ، حتى هو لم يدرك ذلك السبب فقد اختار أن يشنق فقط لأنه يجب أن يفعل ذلك
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Adrienne
Dec 30, 2009 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love this play. I've read it so many times I've lost count. This book is all about a man who doesn't care what others think of him. His name is Richard Dudgeon (Dick), and he is basically outcast from everyone in his family. They all consider him to be below them and to be a terrible "sinner." Shaw basically shows Dick to be a man of better morality than his relatives and to be a true hero. Dick is the most Christ-like character in the book, even though he rejects Christians and is rejected by ...more
Mohamed Omran
Feb 18, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
عبر عن موقفه هذا بوضوح إذ قال لها إنه يتصرف طبقاً لقانون طبيعته، ولا يمكنه أن يقف ضد ذلك. إن نقطة الذروة في هذه المسرحية نجدها في المشهد الأخير عندما يكون ريتشارد وهو مكبل بالأغلال على وشك أن يشنق بدلاً من أنطوني أندرسن كمتمرد، لكنه ينقذ في اللحظة الأخيرة بعودة أندرسن إلى الظهور كقائد شعبي-يحمل جواز مرور للتفاوض مع المستعمرين الإنكليز من أجل الجلاء عن مدينة سبرينغ تاون الأمريكية. أما موضوع هذه المسرحية الرئيسي الكامن خلف الأحداث فهو الصراع بين الخير والشر، وقد شغل هذا الصراع الفلاسفة والأدباء عل ...more
Josh
Feb 21, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Short play by Shaw that castigates the negativity of Puritanism. In other words, the Puritanical definition of holiness as not doing things you shouldn't. Shaw also, as is his wont, criticizes those who follow the status quo or who bow to the opinions of others. It is interesting that the man character, Richard aka the Devil's Disciple, should turn to the ministry while Anderson the priest should turn warrior. Shaw also endeavors to save Guscoyne's reputation (he was the general who served as th ...more
Eric Kibler
Jan 27, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Once again Shaw entertainingly sets conventional morality on its head, this time with the American Revolution as the backdrop.

He classified this play as a melodrama, as opposed to "Arms and the Man", which he called a "pleasant play", yet other than the suspense of a pending execution by hanging in "The Devil's Disciple", I find nothing either more or less comedic or serious in the two plays. They definitely fit the same bill.
Aleksa Sherlock
Liked the beginning of the book, expected much more in the end. I was left quite disappointed with the romantic ending, especially if I compare the 'devil's disciple' at the beginning of the book and at the end of it. have to admit I expected more evilish things to happen. The book is good - if you don't set your standards on certain level when you start reading it.
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George Bernard Shaw was an Irish playwright, socialist, and a co-founder of the London School of Economics. Although his first profitable writing was music and literary criticism, in which capacity he wrote many highly articulate pieces of journalism, his main talent was for drama. Over the course of his life he wrote more than 60 plays. Nearly all his plays address prevailing social problems, but ...more
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