After an early production of ARMS AND THE MAN in London, a review appeared in the New York Times (27 May 1894) announcing that the play was coming to New York later, and the unknown reviewer prepared for that by a general introduction to Shaw’s writing and character.  In the middle of the article, Shaw was summed up this way: “Mr. Shaw has an extremely original mind, and a strong one, too.  Shaw's view of things may be as queer as Claude Monet's, to whom the grass is pink and the sky is purple, but like the great impressionist, he has that force of character which makes the thinking man, who believes in green grass and blue sky, pause and wonder if he has been wrong all his life.”