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George Bernard Shaw

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  • Review: Christopher Plummer, a man of letters, says 'A Word or Two'

    Review: Christopher Plummer, a man of letters, says 'A Word or Two'
    If you've ever said to yourself after being wowed by an actor of Christopher Plummer's caliber, "They sure don't make 'em like that anymore," then you won't want to miss Plummer's one-man show, "A Word or Two," at the Ahmanson Theatre. He more or less...
  • Al Ruscio, Character Actor and Acting Teacher, Dies at 89

    Al Ruscio, a film, television and stage actor who was also a noted acting teacher and served on the board of directors of the Screen Actors Guild, died in his home on Nov. 12. He was 89. Ruscio was already an accomplished actor by the time he arrived...
  • Occupy Wall Street has changed the national conversation

    In 2012, Americans will go to the polls and vote for who they want to represent them in Washington. But, as 2011 showed, the real political momentum is not to be found in Washington. Our institutions have let us down, not only by failing to prevent the...
  • '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...
  • On A Trip Abroad, Finding A Bridge Back

    A letter to the Irish Times Wednesday was headlined "Name for the new Liffey bridge" The body of the letter consists of "Sir — The suspension is killing me. — Yours, etc. Tom Gilsenan." Bravo, Tom. You've done your duty as an Irishman. You'...
  • Musical 'Bridges Of Madison County" Tops Slate At Williamstown

    Musical 'Bridges Of Madison County" Tops Slate At Williamstown
    The musical premiere of a Jason Robert Brown musical based on the novel "The Bridges of Madison County" is one of the highlights of the 2013 summer season at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The show, directed by Bartlett Sher and with a book by...
  • Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse

    Liv Rooth Featured In 'Loot' At Westport Playhouse
    Liv Rooth, who earlier this year starred in “Venus in Fur” at Hartford’s TheaterWorks, is featured in the cast of Joe Orton’s sex farce, “Loot,” which plays July 16 to Aug. 3 at the Westport Country Playhouse. Rooth...
  • 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...