Man and Superman is a philosophical comedy (or comedic philosophy?) written by George Bernard Shaw. In Act One, we meet the characters Jack Tanner and Anne Whitefield, among others. By Act Two, we learn that although Tanner wants to remain independent and unmarried, young Anne is in hot pursuit, figuratively and literally. By the end of Act Two, Tanner discovers Anne's intentions, so he and his chauffeur, Henry Straker, drive away. They travel all the way from England to the Sierra Nevada mountains in Spain.
The third act of Man and Superman begins with a band of criminals (who romantically refer to themselves as brigands) about to start a meeting. They are very politically minded brigands, consisting of Frenchmen, Englishmen, Socialist-Democrats, and a single, rather grumpy anarchist. You can imagine their surprise when they capture Jack Tanner, a very rich, very socialist member of England's upper class.