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George Bernard Shaw

Getting Schooled

George Heymont | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

When teachers are graded on their performance, there is rarely enough time to assess the out-of-classroom impact they might have on students as a result of such intangible qualities as personality, patience, tone of voice, and willingness to listen.

Lust for Life

Francis Levy | Posted 11.06.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The striving to live, what George Bernard Shaw called "the life force," is not as obvious a drive as it might sound.

First Nighter: A. R. Gurney's "Love Letters," Walter Anderson's "Almost Home"

David Finkle | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Is Love Letters A. R Gurney's most lucrative play? No one seems to be quite sure, but it has to be up there among the prolific playwright's biggest m...

British-American Translation

Robin Koerner | Posted 10.13.2014 | Politics
Robin Koerner

Everyone knows the old saw, attributed to George Bernard Shaw, "Britain and America are two countries, divided by a common language." Fortunately, there is a simple formula for translating between them: the British understate, while the Americans overstate.

The Philanderer, Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre

James Scarborough | Posted 07.25.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

In George Bernard Shaw's The Philanderer, directed by Elaine Herman for the Long Beach Playhouse Mainstage Theatre, Leonard Charteris (Andy Gerges) is a cad that masquerades as a progressive lover.

Wouldn't It Be Lovely?, San Pedro Rep

James Scarborough | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

Wouldn't It Be Lovely? is just that, lovely. Staged as a dialogue of word and movement, it shows that refinement and cultivation are in the eyes of the beholder.

Arms and the Man

George Heymont | Posted 05.24.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Artists of every persuasion are struggling to find new sources of financial support to help them feed their passion and realize their dreams.

The Bitter Tea of General Yen Inaugurates Stanwyck Retrospective at Film Forum

Francis Levy | Posted 02.08.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Is all romance a Shavian phenomenon? It's interesting that Shaw never consummated his marriage since he seems to know so much about the mysterious co...

When You Are In Love And Very Young At Heart

George Heymont | Posted 01.31.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

As ardently as young men may worship someone, their tendency to objectify that person prevents them from developing the social skills necessary to build a relationship. Adoration is thrilling and fine. Genuine intimacy, however, can be much too frightening to sustain

Theater: Ethan Coen Births A Play; "Simpsons" Survives; Shaw Thrives!

Michael Giltz | Posted 11.16.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

When a play ends and the audience is caught short -- uncertain of whether to applaud -- it's a clear sign the show is one or two drafts away from being ready. That's certainly the case for Ethan Coen's first full-length play.

Stage Door: You Never Can Tell

Fern Siegel | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

George Bernard Shaw was a master at social critique. His humor and insight are on display in off-Broadway's You Never Can Tell, which opens the Pearl Theatre Co.'s new season.

First Nighter: David Staller Tells Bernard Shaw's "You Never Can Tell" Rather Well

David Finkle | Posted 11.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

David Staller is likely the current world authority on George Bernard Shaw. For quite some time, under the auspices of the Gingold Theatrical Group--...

The Rich Live Different Lives From the Rest of Us

George Heymont | Posted 11.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Starring Freida Pinto as a poor, young Indian woman working at a hotel whose physical beauty catches the eye of the spoiled, wealthy son of an Indian businessman, Trishna rests on a painful foundation of rigid caste distinctions, male privilege, and the limited opportunities.

Does Enchantment Pour out of Every Door?

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If one were to look for unlikely social climbers in literature, one of the most obvious examples is Eliza Doolittle. The character created by George Bernard Shaw for 1912's Pygmalion was further immortalized in the 1956 hit musical, My Fair Lady.

Fun For Women After 50

Candy Spelling | Posted 10.07.2012 | Entertainment
Candy Spelling

In our shared experiences as wives, sisters and mothers, we know the significance of having emotional support. As empty-nesters, widows and survivors, we also know the importance of giving ourselves permission to laugh again, have fun again -- and live again.

Two Shaw Rarities Take to the New York Stage

Andy Propst | Posted 07.11.2012 | Home
Andy Propst

2012-05-11-pullquote.jpgRight now, New Yorkers have the unique opportunity to take in two of George Bernard Shaw's masterpieces -- works infrequently brought to the stage.

Humor: There's Funny -- and There's Symptom of Decline

Carla Seaquist | Posted 05.01.2012 | Home
Carla Seaquist

Any culture that can laugh at torture and murder is a culture in deep, deep trouble.

Dare To Live Your Dreams

D.J. Wilson | Posted 04.29.2012 | Religion
D.J. Wilson

Have you found yourself in a valley pursuing another elusive dream? It overwhelms me to consider how deep one man can go, when the world around us says, "Give up, quit, stop digging; there is no way this will ever come true."

Titillation and Tantrums: Shaw's Philanderer at the Pearl Theater

Regina Weinreich | Posted 03.25.2012 | Home
Regina Weinreich

The Pearl Theatre Company revival of George Bernard Shaw's The Philanderer had many in the audience wondering why this delightful and deliciously scandalous play is not produced more often.

Stage Door: The Road to Mecca and The Philanderer

Fern Siegel | Posted 03.22.2012 | New York
Fern Siegel

2012-01-22-20120122Roadddd.jpg The Roundabout's revival of The Road To Mecca is a beautifully staged and acted drama.

Bill Moyers Speaks at LBJ Library

Elana Estrin | Posted 01.18.2012 | Media
Elana Estrin

Two days after Gabrielle Giffords was severely injured in a Tucson shooting, renowned journalist Bill Moyers found himself sitting in a radiology lab awaiting an MRI for a torn muscle.

The Art of Criticism in the Technological Age -- Pros and Cons of Our Times

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 12.27.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

Why is arts criticism important? In a perfect situation, criticism would serve at least three-fold. Worthy artists would receive recognition, audience...

Laying a Clear Dramatic Foundation

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Each play took place in a very different time frame and was written by a playwright with a unique world view. Each was the work of an extremely prolific playwright.

Revisiting The Best Of Broadway

George Heymont | Posted 09.29.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Dedicated oenologists take great pride in identifying a vintage year. Fans of the American musical theatre, similarly often look to Ethan Mordden for ...

First Nighter: Is A Minister's Wife the Musical's Tepid Future?

David Finkle | Posted 07.21.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

This observer believes the musicalized version of George Bernard Shaw is not only a sorrowful entertainment, but indicative of a much larger concern about how the musical, as a genre, is evolving.