By George, a Worthy Rival

TITLE: THE SHAW FESTIVAL

AUTHORS: SHAW, CARL STERNHEIM AND HARLEY GRANVILLE BARKER

WHERE: ONTARIO, CANADA

THE BOTTOM LINE: A troupe devoted to one writer dashingly demonstrates the merits of his all but forgotten collaborator.

Perhaps the unlikeliest stage event of the decade will occur next month in ye olde and quainte Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario. The tourist haven's Shaw Festival, one of North America's bigger and better theaters and the world's most faithful keeper of the flame for the white-bearded windbag of Fabian socialism, is sponsoring a debate premised on the heretical idea that its patron dramatist should be outranked as a playwright...

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