People: People, Aug. 22, 1949

George Bernard Shaw had protested at first that he was too senile to write a new play after 90. Then someone told him that Sophocles had turned just that trick. Last week, Buoyant Billions, "A Comedy of No Manners," 93-year-old Shaw's first new play in nearly a decade, opened at Britain's Malvern Festival. Said the inevitable preface: "This is ... the best play I can do in my dotage. It is only a prefacette to a comedietta. Forgive it." The critics noted much to forgive: little plot, less point and many an idea that...

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