I just stopped playing bitches on wheels and peoples' mothers. I have only a few more years to kick up my heels!
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
In most writers, style is a welcome, an invitation, a letting down of the drawbridge between the artist and the world. Shaw had no time for such ruses. Unlike most of his countrymen, he abominated charm, which he regarded as evidence of chronic temperamental weakness.