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Our Current Series of Programs
Masters of Misbehavior
Readings with Music Dealing with the Wicked Side of Life
June 14, 2016 Bungling Burglars
May 9, 2017 Marriage a la Carte
August 20, 2017 Shakespeare Shenanigans
March 12, 2018 Paper Heroes
Introducing The Shawedcast: bringing the works of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries to the 21st Century, via podcast! Our first will feature George Bernard Shaw’s How He Lied to Her Husband. Shaw's one-act comedy from 1904 is said to have been written in just 4 days! It was commissioned by the famous American actor Arnold Daly, who was instrumental in bringing Shaw’s plays to American audiences. The play was originally performed as an opener for the New York premier of Shaw’s longer play, “The Man of Destiny,” both starring and produced by Daly. When it premiered in London the following year, the cast included Harley Granville-Barker as Henry Apjohn and Gertrude Kingston as Aurora Bompas. How He Lied to Her Husband has often been considered a satire of Shaw’s earlier and hugely successful play, Candida, which became so popular that critics of the day coined the term “Candidamania”. As with anything that attains mainstream success, Candida opened itself up to parody. However, Shaw would go on to say that anyone who thinks How He Lied to Her Husband satirizes Candida, “understands neither the one nor the other.” How He Lied to Her Husband was first recorded and broadcast for the BBC in 1937 with Greer Garson as the headliner.
On September 12 we’ll be presenting the 5th in our Masters of Misbehavior Series. Stay tuned for more information on this next installment of our popular series.
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DID YOU KNOW? George Bernard Shaw is the only person to have been awarded both a Nobel Prize for Literature (1925) and an Oscar (1938 -- for his work on the film adaptation of his play Pygmalion).
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