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George Bernard Shaw

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'

    BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'
    At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
  • Mailbag: Road widening is the wrong solution

    On Aug. 26, a post on the Laguna Beach city website notified us about plans for road widening of Laguna Canyon Road at El Toro Road by Caltrans. Days later, the post reads "repaving" not "widening" but still offers no mention if the project complies with...
  • 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...
  • In a word: Jejune

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: JEJUNE Much as we might like to think of words...
  • '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...