LIT BITS V3 #101
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From: Peter Langston <psl>
Date: Tue, 11 Apr 100 02:50:16 -0700
Subject: LIT BITS V3 #101
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Excerpted-from: LITERARY CALENDAR V3 #101
Today is Tuesday, 11 April 2000; on this day,
86 years ago (1914),
George Bernard Shaw's _Pygmalion_ opens at His Majesty's Theatre
in London with Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Higgins and Mrs. Patrick
Campbell as Eliza, on the eve of Shaw's 15th anniversary of
corresponding with the actress.
69 years ago (1931),
Dorothy Parker steps down as drama critic for _The New Yorker_,
ending a self-described "Reign of Terror."
Her mind lives in a quiet room
a narrow room, and tall
with pretty lamps to quench the gloom
and mottoes on the wall.
There all the things are waxen neat
and set in decorous lines
and there are posies, round and sweet
and little straightened vines.
Her mind lives quietly apart from
cold and noise and pain
and bolts the door against her heart
out wailing in the rain.
© 2000 Peter Langston