| May 31, 2011
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 9:43 AM
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...
| Jul 12, 2011
| 6:50 AM
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...
| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:22 AM
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....
| Mar 31, 2012
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...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:55 AM
George Bernard Shaw had a few choice words to say about critics. After all, he was one, too.
So it's only fitting that there be a Shaw Symposium on Critics on June 2 at 2 p.m. at The Players Club at Gramercy Park South in New York.
This first symposium...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:05 PM
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...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:46 AM
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.
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:55 AM
My Fair Lady is considered by many to be the perfect musical. Derived from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, it tells the story of a professor who tries to transform a simple Cockney girl into a proper lady. When it opened on Broadway in 1956, it...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
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 “...
| Nov 11, 2011
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...