“The Shewing-Up of Blanco Posnet: A Sermon in Crude Melodrama” is a 1909 play in one act by George Bernard Shaw
Described by Shaw as a religious tract in dramatic form, it was originally refused a performance licence due to comments made by the protagonist about God, considered blasphemous at the time. George Bernard Shaw (26 July 1856 – 2 November 1950) was an Irish playwright, polemicist and critic. He had a significant influence on Western theatre, politics, and culture, and wrote more than sixty plays during his career. Shaw received the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature and shared the 1938 Academy Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, which he won for the film adaptation of “Pygmalion”. Other notable works by this author include: “The Admirable Bashville ” (1901), “Androcles and the Lion” (1912), and “Saint Joan” (1923). Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new biography of the author.