an infrequently performed cycle of five plays by G. B. Shaw, beginning in the Garden of Eden and reaching the year ad 31,920, which examines the metaphysical implications of longevity. Shaw revised the text and its preface, and added a postscript, in the mid‐1940s, when choosing Back to Methuselah to represent his work in the Oxford University Press World Classics series.
Subjects: Literary Studies (Plays and Playwrights).
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George Bernard Shaw (1856—1950) playwright and polemicist