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George Bernard Shaw

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  • Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov

    Book review: "Zift: Socialist Noir" By Vladislav Todorov
    Zift Socialist Noir By Vladislav Todorov, translated from the Bulgarian by Joseph Benatov Paul Dry Books: 185 pp., $14.95 paper Of all the places to set a story of intrigue, Bulgaria has served as a choice exotic location for many writers, among...
  • Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman

    Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman
    When Everyman Theatre was founded in 1990, the resident company included Kyle Prue, who went on to perform in two dozen works over the years. But in 2006, he moved from being in front of the spotlights to making sure the spotlights and everything else...
  • Don't buy 'Pygmalion' in a poke

    Everybody knows the Broadway and movie musical “My Fair Lady.” But not everyone is as familiar with its literary source. It all began with George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play “Pygmalion.” With characteristic wit, the great...
  • Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events

    Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events
    As Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson has often said, "There is never a dull moment in Laguna Beach. If you can't find a nonprofit to support or an event to attend, you are not paying attention." Never truer than last weekend. On Feb. 3, No Square Theatre...
  • 'Educating Rita' has working-class heart, world-weary distance

    'Educating Rita' has working-class heart, world-weary distance
    Willy Russell's chamber comedy about a young working-class hairdresser in Liverpool bent on self-improvement and the embittered middle-aged English professor who becomes her tutor in the "open university" program lands somewhere between the razor-sharp...
  • My Fair Lady, Secret Garden, Menopause and Gilbert

    <i>My Fair Lady</i>, <i>Secret Garden</i>, <i>Menopause</i> and Gilbert
    My Fair Lady at the Connecticut Repertory Theatre is made for theater geeks whose love of Broadway begins in the splashy 1980s. Directed by CRT artistic director Vincent Cardinal, the production stars Terrence Mann — Broadway's original Rum Tum...
  • 10 things you might not know about punctuation

    10 things you might not know about punctuation
    First of all, let's explain why the serial comma is important to some people. A blog on economist.com cites an apocryphal example: "I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God." Without a comma after "Rand," the writer has a mighty unusual parentage....
  • Timothy Douglas' plans for 'shaking down' Remy Bumppo

    Timothy Douglas' plans for 'shaking down' Remy Bumppo
    "Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo." Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...
  • Dennis Kucinich's Hempfest speech

    Dennis Kucinich's Hempfest speech
    In case you weren't able to catch Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich at the annual Hempfest event, here's his speech: Hello Seattle. On this day, in this place of great beauty we celebrate the beauty of nature. The wondrous nature of each other. Our...
  • Large Hadron collider notwithstanding, it's still an Einsteinian universe

    Mac Nachlas' letter suggests that the results of a recent European experiment not only raises entirely new doubt about Albert Einstein's theories but also reveals a failure of the U.S. to keep up with other devolved countries in its investment in basic...
  • Longtime Long Wharf Actor Emery Battis Dead at 96

    Longtime Long Wharf Actor Emery Battis Dead at 96
    Emery Battis, a veteran stage actor whose career spanned more than 70 years and who worked frequently at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven during its first decades, died Sept. 20 at an assisted-living facility in Marlboro, Mass. He was 96 and died of...