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George Bernard Shaw

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  • '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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers. That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
  • Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre

    Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre
    Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities." It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...