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Subject: Re: Critics and the New
From: "A.C. Douglas" <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:A.C. Douglas
Date:Fri, 6 Apr 2012 15:02:37 -0400
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Theresa Muir <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

>And [Joseph] Kerman took it [the deathless characterization of Puccini's 
>_Tosca_ as "a shabby little shocker"] from G.B. Shaw's dismissal of 
>Sardou's play.

Kerman did no such thing.

Shaw's dismissal of Sardou's play, _Tosca_: "Such an old-fashioned, 
shiftless, clumsily constructed, empty-headed turnip ghost of a shocker."

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