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George Bernard Shaw

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  • El buen escritor, de raza imprescindible

    La primera novela que leí en inglés era Of Mice and Men, de John Steinbeck. Desde entonces le tengo un cariño especial. Pero él mismo no respetaba mucho su trabajo, porque decía que "los escritores están un poco por debajo de los payasos y un poco por...
  • 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...
  • Exhibit showcases artists who teach

    In a world where slick bumper sticker maxims are often mistaken for profound thinking, it can be hard to get past the time-worn cliche about teachers. Playwright George Bernard Shaw said it first. But satirist H.L. Mencken said it better. And since...
  • Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater

    Robert Sean Leonard indulges his first love: Theater
    As 2013 begins, Robert Sean Leonard is the theater world's equivalent of a star athlete who's just completed his contract and become a free agent. There isn't a team that wouldn't want him; all he has to do is pick the best fit and sign. What's...
  • 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...