George Bernard Shaw

Orange is the New Black star Yael Stone has dropped out of STC's Saint Joan

Her <i>Orange is the New Black</i> character may have spent years unsuccessfully pining for a baby, but Yael Stone has confirmed she's pregnant with her …

8 Words for Setting the Table

The word <i>dish</i> has a variety of meanings pertaining to what goes on the table. There are the vessels from which food is served ("potatoes are in the …

Etymology

With “The Passion of Joan of Arc,” Carl Theodor Dreyer Writes History With Fire

Joan, the Maid of Orléans, a/k/a “La Pucelle,” was canonized by Pope Benedict XV in 1920, meaning that her admission to sainthood still more or less …

New York City

An Oyster Lover’s Guide to Ireland

Courtesy of Connemara Oysters<p>The rumors are true—meaty, briny Irish oysters are worth traveling for. Here’s where to order up a dozen.<p>Among the many …

Travel

To expose child prostitution, this London journalist actually bought a 13-year-old girl

His unethical reporting project did help raise the age of consent<p>In 1885, a London reporter arranged to sell a 13-year-old girl into sex slavery then …

Culture

10 Indian Thinkers and Why You Should Know Them.

<i>The flag of Jainism, each stripe represents a divinity as well as an ethical command. Source</i><p>The first teacher of Jainism to be generally recognized …

Spirituality

Mara Davi, Judy Gold, Brandon Uranowitz Are Part of November 20 Votes for Women Reading

Marcia Milgrom Dodge directs the evening as part of the Project Shaw series.<p>Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Artistic Director David …

Playwrights

Is Philanthropy Driven by the Human Desire to Cheat Death?

In <i>Socialism for Millionaires</i> (1896), the Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw quipped that a rich man ‘does not really care whether his money does …

Playwrights

SoA puts £8.5m offices on the market

The Society of Authors is selling its offices in London with a price tag of £8.5m, saying the buildings are no longer “fit for purpose” because the …

Real Estate

The Complete Guide for Doing Dublin in a Day

Shares 0<p>How can you possibly do Dublin in a day? The city has 1,300 years of history with well established arts and literary traditions and more pubs …

Ireland

Book review: Gordon Brown has learned nothing and forgotten quite a bit

<i>My Life, Our Times</i> by Gordon BrownThere is a wonderful cartoon by Max Beerbohm of George Bernard Shaw standing on his head, while Max himself, …

Books

Losing The Last Vestiges Of Our Moral Fabric - Blogs - Jerusalem Post

The unspeakable atrocities that are happening in South Sudan are unfathomable, not only because of the scope of savagery in the war between the Dinka …

Opinion

Portland Center Stage director Chris Coleman leaving for Denver

Chris Coleman, who has led Portland's largest theater company since 1999, plans to take a similar role with the Denver Center for the Performing …

Chris Coleman

Leisa's reading list #18

This week I have completely restructured my calendar in an attempt to be proactive about how I spend my time each week rather than have my calendar …

Agile Development

'The Man Who Invented Christmas' Re-imagines Dickens' Classic As Biopic

It’s hard to think of any piece of literature that’s been adapted for the screen more than Charles Dickens’ <i>A Christmas Carol</i>, the novella he published in 1843 to instant acclaim. Written in only six weeks, the novella was Dickens’ attempt to reinvigorate his career after a series of commercial …

Literature

5 Markets To Browse This Summer

Summer’s here and that’s the perfect time for getting away from the strip-lighting and clogged car-parks of shopping-malls, and browse markets for …

Travel

A History of the Future: how writers envisioned tomorrow’s world

Peter J Bowler examines how divergent beliefs about the future have shaped literature, science writing and public perceptions.<p>The future has not …

Bertrand Russell

Is it fair to label Bono a hypocrite over his tax affairs - or is hypocrisy just a part of life?

Bono is in the news because his tax affairs, while legal, seem to fall below the high moral ground he espouses in relation to a multiplicity of other …

News (Ireland)

Why Not?

I remember as a kid hearing John, Robert, and Teddy Kennedy all using in speeches various paraphrases of these lines from a play by George Bernard …

U.S. Politics

Bedlam’s Revival of “Peter Pan”

The innovative theatre company takes on J. M. Barrie’s classic, at the Duke on 42nd Street.<p>Bedlam’s been around for five years now, and while the move to establish a grassroots theatre company in our current cultural landscape might strike some as foolish, there are others who believe that an …

Culture

Is May Morris a feminist cause – a woman of genius unfairly overlooked?

Her needlework is beautiful and she was the incarnation of the arts and crafts style but she wasn't original enough to be a genius<p>You may think you don’t know May Morris, daughter of William, but you’ll probably have come across her wallpaper. Her honeysuckle design was and remains a Morris & Co. …

Playwrights

Phil Murphy's going to need the luck of the Irish

It is a simple fact of nature that New Jersey is fertile ground for the Irish-American blowhard, just as Norway is fertile ground for the lemming and …

Playwrights

Daily briefing: Trump trade tirade, Waymo’s milestone, Arts and Crafts heroine

, and<p><b>Sign up to receive FirstFT by email here</b><p><b>How well did you keep up with the news last week? Take the FirstFT quiz.</b><p>US president Donald Trump urged …

Da Nang

An Irish Knitting Retreat Allowed Me to See The Real Ireland

When I was contemplating a trip to Ireland, my Irish-American friend Eleanor urged me, a confirmed urbanite, to leave Dublin during my visit. She said, “You can’t get to know Ireland if you don’t see the countryside. Heeding her advice, I opted for an organized tour since I did not trust myself to …

Ireland

Insights - Partners on your daring journey

At Notion we have been through a big rebrand project. We felt that the current brand was a bit of a patchwork that we’d iterated over the years and …

Playwrights

9 worldly trips for culture lovers

Travel

Tickets Are Now on Sale for Saint Joan, Starring Condola Rashad

Tickets are on sale for the upcoming Broadway production of George Bernard Shaw's <i>Saint Joan</i>. Tony winner Daniel Sullivan will direct the revival set …

Playwrights

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The Pilgrims<p>ST. JOAN<p>The great actress Renée Jeanne Falconetti stands trial for heresy, a woeful story told with her eyes and their shadows, deep …

Joni Mitchell

47 “Best Books” Lists Combined In To One Master List

The Meta-List<p>450 Best Books Ever Written<p>(<b>No of list mentioned)</b><p><b>Don Quixote</b> by Miguel de Cervantes (36)• <b><br>The Odyssey</b> by Homer (36)• <b><br>The Iliad</b> by Homer</b> …

Literature

'Personalized Learning' is For Everyone in the System

« Should Leaders Stay or Go? | Main | Are We Leading Change or Leading in a New Era? »<p>| No comments<p><b>"The single biggest problem in communication is</b> …

Learning