Henry Straker

Definition

Theater

  • The chauffeur of John Tanner in the play Man and Superman(1903) by George Bernard Shaw. Straker is intended to represent the'New Man' of the technical revolution. Skilled, confident, and a scientificsocialist, he is superior in all practical respects to his master,whose gentlemanly class, Shaw believed, was doomed to extinction bythe new economic and political forces embodied by Straker.
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