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George Bernard Shaw

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  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
  • Moscow, city of fire and ice

    Moscow, city of fire and ice
    MOSCOW — Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here — well, we never got off the ground. And so, as icy gales scoured the...
  • PASSINGS: Wilfried Martens

    Wilfried Martens, 77, the resilient Belgian prime minister who led nine governments and deepened Belgium's integration in the European Union, died Wednesday at his home in Lokeren, in East Flanders. A family statement confirming his death did not...
  • PASSINGS: Patrice Chereau, Ernie Dunlevie, Marc Merson, Henry Guettel

    Patrice Chereau Innovative director of opera, film, theater Patrice Chereau, 68, a celebrated French actor and director in film, theater and opera who was renowned for cutting-edge productions, died Monday in Paris of complications related to...
  • 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...
  • Stanley Kauffmann: A vicar of theater criticism

    Stanley Kauffmann: A vicar of theater criticism
    Stanley Kauffmann, who died Wednesday at 97, will be remembered for his intellectually rigorous, neatly manicured film reviews -- the meditative yin to Pauline Kael’s ecstatic yang. But as a drama critic, I’m especially grateful for his...
  • 'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects

    'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects
    LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...
  • Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes

    Igudesman & Joo have fun with Mozart, other classical dudes
    Channeling Danny Kaye, Victor Borge, P.D.Q. Bach and other musicians-cum-comics, conservatory-trained violinist Aleksey Igudesman and pianist Hyung-ki Joo like to say that they don't make fun of classical music but rather that they have fun with classical...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • 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...
  • Al Ruscio, Character Actor and Acting Teacher, Dies at 89

    Al Ruscio, a film, television and stage actor who was also a noted acting teacher and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, died in his home on Nov. 12. He was 89. Ruscio was already an accomplished actor by the time he arrived...