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George Bernard Shaw

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  • I Know My Desk Is Here Somewhere

    LARRY     Gina, I meant to ask you about something important last year, but the note got lost on my desk, under the pile of chicken wings and Saturday Evening Posts.     Office Depot conducted a survey of office workers last year, asking about what...
  • Letter writer asks, 'Why not' an arts center?

    Editor:  It has been said (most notably by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw and later in an address by President John F. Kennedy) that some people look at things as they are and ask "why?" while others dream of things that never were, and ask "why...
  • The time is right for USNA Masqueraders' 'Titus Andronicus'

    The time is right for USNA Masqueraders' 'Titus Andronicus'
    Showing her knack for timing, director Christy Stanlake has announced the U.S. Naval Academy Masqueraders will bookend Halloween with weekend performances of "Titus Andronicus" — "Shakespeare's first and bloodiest play" is the way she describes it...
  • Critic's Notebook: Presidential debates as theater

     Critic's Notebook: Presidential debates as theater
    The final presidential debate between President Obama and Mitt Romney takes place Monday evening in Boca Raton, Fla., and if the concluding round is anything like the other two, the theatrical presentation of the candidates will be more closely...
  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...
  • Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights

    Ray Bradbury dies at 91; author lifted fantasy to literary heights
    Ray Bradbury, the writer whose expansive flights of fantasy and vividly rendered space-scapes have provided the world with one of the most enduring speculative blueprints for the future, has died. He was 91. Bradbury died Tuesday night in Los Angeles,...
  • Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse

    Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse
    Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86. She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
  • Robert Sean Leonard goes from 'House' to 'Pygmalion' at Old Globe

    Robert Sean Leonard goes from 'House' to 'Pygmalion' at Old Globe
    With his eight-season residency at Fox's "House M.D." now complete, Robert Sean Leonard is heading back to the theater in a new production of George Bernard Shaw's "Pygmalion" at the Old Globe in San Diego. Leonard will play the role of Henry Higgins in...
  • Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland

    Damaso Rodriguez to head Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland
    Dámaso Rodriguez -- a familiar presence in the Southern California theater scene for his work at the Pasadena Playhouse and the Furious Theatre Company -- has been named the new artistic director of the Artists Repertory Theatre in Portland, Ore. His...
  • 'Doctor's Dilemma' director Dámaso Rodriguez

    Every now and then, a play or song or book comes around that perfectly encapsulates the time we live in, despite having been created decades, or even centuries, ago. Such is the case with George Bernard Shaw's "The Doctor's Dilemma," which was first...
  • Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'

    Christopher Guest shakes his 'Family Tree'
    A powerful recurring motif in the varied works of Christopher Guest is the dummy. From early sketch comedy on "Saturday Night Live" through a series of mock documentaries, the looming figure is an essential part of the Guest aesthetic. It can be a...