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Eliot Puts on Better Show than Shaw

On this date in 1933, Edmund Wilson writes the following to John Dos Passos: “I heard T.S. Eliot read his poems the other night . . . He is an actor and really put on a better show than Shaw.” … Continue reading

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Stage “Superman” Shaw Died on This Date

Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw, age 94, died on this date in 1950. Theatres around the world darken their lights in his honor.

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I Now Pronounce You Mr. and Mrs. Shaw

On this date in 1898, playwright George Bernard Shaw married Charlotte Payne-Townsend.

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Hillaire Belloc Born on This Date

Hillaire Belloc born this date in 1870. Belloc, a prolific writer and historian, became a naturalized British subject in 1902. He had many long-running feuds, most notably with George Bernard Shaw and H.G. Wells. Wells commented that “Debating Mr. Belloc … Continue reading

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