The Theatre: Saint Joan*

G. B. S. Proves Himself an Incorrigible Idealist

George Bernard Shaw presented to the world, with the season's greetings, three gifts—a play, a speech, a remark.

The remark he sent through Collier's Weekly in response to a typically American request for his views on Santa Claus. The remark was: "Santa Claus be bio wed!—(signed) G. Bernard Shaw, Adelphi Terrace, London."

The speech, copies of which are disseminated by the Fabian Society of London, discussed the question: "Is Civilization Desirable?" Shaw answered that whether or not it is desirable it...

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