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George Bernard Shaw

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  • 'Cleopatra' barges into Cannes

    "I WILL have to ask you to mind what you say. I am Isis. I am worshipped by millions who believe it." So snapped Elizabeth Taylor to Rex Harrison in "Cleopatra," a movie that pretended to chronicle the life of Egypt's ancient queen, but was really "All...
  • St. Patrick's Day at Riley's

    With sincere apologies to, and selective quotations from, Finley Peter Dunne, creator of the immortal Mister Dooley, the Irish barkeep and political sage who first noted that politics ain't beanbag. Francis X. Hennessey looked even more confused than...
  • Hold the panic

    Dear Excitable, Calm down. Yes, a great newspaper, The Washington Post, is changing hands. Yes, it'll have a new owner in place of the Grahams, who have been admirable stewards. Ergo, the sky is falling, American capitalism is running amok again, and...
  • Ethics vs. professional ethics

    Another one bites the dust Another one bites the dust And another one gone, And another one gone . . . --John Deacon of Queen Another public official here in Arkansas has decided not to be one any longer. Or rather public opinion pretty much...
  • Marc Merson, Producer of Film and TV, Dies at 82

    Marc Merson, best remembered for producing the feature films "Doc Hollywood," "The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter" and "Leadbelly," died Sunday, Sept. 29, at Cedars Sinai Hospital in Los Angeles. The veteran producer of film and television was 82. The many...
  • Program approaches suburban homelessness as fixable condition [Editorial]

    To be without a roof over one's head — homelessness — is usually considered the nadir of poverty in America. To many, it implies not only a lack of money, but the exhaustion of options, the end of the rope, dereliction. But there's another...
  • Seamus Heaney dies at 74; Irish poet won Nobel Prize for literature

    Seamus Heaney was already one of Ireland's best-known poets when the sectarian violence of "The Troubles" swept through Northern Ireland in the 1970s and '80s. An Irish Republican activist spotted him on a train and challenged Heaney to craft some words...
  • Less traditional take on the flower girl

    Less traditional take on the flower girl
    When watching "Pygmalion," it's never easy to get "My Fair Lady" our of your head. Alan Jay Lerner took his lyrical ideas right from the George Bernard Shaw verbiage in most instances, which is not atypical, but when you hear Henry Higgins tell Eliza...
  • '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...
  • Dudley Knight, innovative UC Irvine drama professor, dead at 73

    Dudley Knight, innovative UC Irvine drama professor, dead at 73
    This post has been corrected. Please see below for details. For more than 20 years at UC Irvine, Dudley Knight devised innovative and sometimes controversial ways of teaching acting students to speak clearly while lending their characters authentic,...
  • TV This Week for July 14 - 20: 'The Newsroom' on HBO

     TV This Week for July 14 - 20: 'The Newsroom' on HBO
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of July 14 - 20, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies     -------------------- SUNDAY "Secrets of Chatsworth" is not an...