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George Bernard Shaw

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  • The Biblioracle: Buy a book for your guy

    The Biblioracle: Buy a book for your guy
    Let's say you want to buy a book for the male significant other in your life who doesn't read many books. I'm going to tell you how. Step 1: Determine if he would even like a book as a gift. The National Endowment for the Arts says that two-thirds...
  • For the holidays, a brief history of manners

    For the holidays, a brief history of manners
    According to Emily Post, "All rules of table manners are made to avoid ugliness." They exist to shield us from other people's effusions and emissions — and to conceal our own. Manners can act as a lubricant, minimizing social friction, but mostly...
  • Castleton Festival announces 2014 season of opera, concerts

    Castleton Festival announces 2014 season of opera, concerts
    With frigid temperatures and patches of snow and ice all over Baltimore, it's even more fun to contemplate the just-announced 2014 Castleton Festival, since one thing you can count on at this engaging enterprise deep in Virginia's Rappahannock County is...
  • Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'

    Best of 2013: Charles McNulty picks 'American Buffalo,' 'Prometheus Bound'
    In this time when news is disseminated ever more quickly, we asked our critics to list the best of culture in 2013 in tweet form: Southern California: David Mamet's "American Buffalo" was revived at the Geffen with its concussive verbal force and...
  • Steve Martin to debut new musical at Old Globe in San Diego

    Steve Martin to debut new musical at Old Globe in San Diego
    Steve Martin will present the world premiere of his much buzzed about new musical "Bright Star" in September at the Old Globe in San Diego as part of the company's 2014-15 season, which was announced on Thursday. "Bright Star," which Martin is writing...
  • Playhouse on Park's 'Higgins in Harlem' Shows Promise

    Playhouse on Park's 'Higgins in Harlem' Shows Promise
    The show: "Higgins in Harlem" at West Hartford's Playhouse on Park. What makes it special?: It's a world premiere of an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion," set during the Harlem Renaissance, by Lawrence Thelen First impressions: Shaw's...
  • People sure talk funny

    George Bernard Shaw, writing in the preface to Pygmalion, says flatly that "it is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman despise him." The way we speak betrays many things about our regional origins, level of...
  • Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders

    Daughter of Marx has much on her shoulders
    Eleanor Marx, youngest daughter of a fellow named Karl, was something of a thespian as well as a chip off the old political block. In 1886, she starred as Nora in a London reading of Henrik Ibsen's "A Doll's House," then quite the radical feminist drama....
  • Cast Set For 'Higgins in Harlem'

    Cast Set For 'Higgins in Harlem'
    Henry Higgins has a different kind of cultural challenge. Kevyn Morrow (Broadway’s “The Scarlet Pimpernel,” “A Chorus Line”) and Geri-Nikole Love (off-Broadway’s “Carlisle: A Different Three Sisters”) head...
  • Lucille Lortel: Queen Of Off-Broadway Led White Barn Theatre

    She was called the Queen of Off-Broadway but you could call her the Queen of Way-Off-Broadway, too, by way of Connecticut. She was Lucille Lortel, and The Courant described her as "a woman of vim, vigor and vinegar. ... With Lortel's aggressive charm,...
  • Chasing Down the Muse: Being used for a purpose and feeling fine

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. — Goethe On yet another glorious day, I found myself walking the beaches of Crystal Cove. As usual, so many joys were be found there. Take the search...