Meshach and Cager, both from rural southern families, meet at Gladstone College, an all-black school in Valhalla, Tennessee, in the midst of World War II. Meshach has been forced by his mother to study to be a preacher. Cager is determined to escape the fate of his sharecropper father by becoming a militant black leader.

Eventually Cager’s belief that education is useless without force to support it leads him to neglect his studies in favor of training the small, all-black militia he has mustered among the townspeople. Cager is a visionary leader, but before long the other members of the group come to believe that their effort is useless, and they leave him. Disheartened by this failure and hurt by his girlfriend Flo’s brutal honesty concerning the misshapenness of his sexual organ,...

Colter, Cyrus. Interviews by Gilton Cross et al. “Fought for It and Paid Taxes, Too: Four Interviews with Cyrus Colter.” Callaloo 14 (Fall, 1991): 855-897. Four writers interview Colter on a range of topics, from his political and personal relationship with his work to the influences that have shaped his writing. Colter, a lawyer for most of his life, lists Jean-Paul Sartre, Herman Melville, James Joyce, and William Shakespeare among the literary figures who made impressions on his way of addressing literature.

The Chocolate Soldier ( German title: Der tapfere Soldat or Der Praliné-Soldat ) is an operetta composed in 1908 by Oscar Straus (1870–1954) based on George Bernard Shaw 's 1894 play, Arms and the Man . The German language libretto is by Rudolf Bernauer and Leopold Jacobson . [1] [2] It premiered on 14 November 1908 at the Theater an der Wien .

English versions were successful on Broadway and in London, beginning in 1909. The first film adaptation was in 1915. The 1941 film of the same name enlists much of Straus's music but is otherwise unrelated, using a plot based on Ferenc Molnár 's play Testőr .

When Shaw heard, in 1921, that Franz Lehár wanted to set his play Pygmalion to music, he sent word to Vienna that Lehár be instructed that he could not touch Pygmalion without infringing Shaw's copyright and that Shaw had "no intention of allowing the history of The Chocolate Soldier to be repeated." [2] Pygmalion was eventually adapted by Lerner and Loewe as My Fair Lady , made possible because they were, at least in theory, adapting a screenplay co-authored by Shaw, with rights controlled by the film company.

Meshach and Cager, both from rural southern families, meet at Gladstone College, an all-black school in Valhalla, Tennessee, in the midst of World War II. Meshach has been forced by his mother to study to be a preacher. Cager is determined to escape the fate of his sharecropper father by becoming a militant black leader.

Eventually Cager’s belief that education is useless without force to support it leads him to neglect his studies in favor of training the small, all-black militia he has mustered among the townspeople. Cager is a visionary leader, but before long the other members of the group come to believe that their effort is useless, and they leave him. Disheartened by this failure and hurt by his girlfriend Flo’s brutal honesty concerning the misshapenness of his sexual organ,...

Colter, Cyrus. Interviews by Gilton Cross et al. “Fought for It and Paid Taxes, Too: Four Interviews with Cyrus Colter.” Callaloo 14 (Fall, 1991): 855-897. Four writers interview Colter on a range of topics, from his political and personal relationship with his work to the influences that have shaped his writing. Colter, a lawyer for most of his life, lists Jean-Paul Sartre, Herman Melville, James Joyce, and William Shakespeare among the literary figures who made impressions on his way of addressing literature.

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