Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress.  George Bernard Shaw

Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress

By George Bernard Shaw

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“Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress” is a play by George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright who became the leading dramatist of his generation, and in 1925 was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. “Annajanska, the Bolshevik Empress” is a one-act play by George Bernard Shaw, written in 1917. The play is obviously influenced by the Russian Revolution that year. It takes place in an imaginary country which has recently experienced a similar revolution. The two main characters are the daughter of the ruler, who once ran away to join the circus as a girl, and now supports the revolution, and an army officer who opposes it.

George Bernard Shaw