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Shaw writes an aspiring playwright ?I will not read your play ?? A week later, Shaw returns an essay to him commenting ?This is all tosh ? You send such things to editors on the chance of getting a few shillings for them, not to ME??
Comprises: An ALS explaining why Shaw will not read an aspiring playwright?s play and a pithy ANS to the playwright on an essay he wrote ?" housed in a custom-made clamshell case, 9.75? x 12.5? x 1?, marbled on the inside, five raised bands on brown spine labeled in gilt in one compartment ?George / Bernard / Shaw.?(1) Autograph Letter Signed ?G. Bernard Shaw,? 2p, 7? x 4.5?, front & verso. 10 Adelphi Terrace, W.C.2. [London], October 4, 1924. Addressed by Shaw to John A. Lincoln, Jr., 70 Talbot Rd, Bayswater /W.2. Fine condition.In full, ?I will not read your play; and the enclosed article will explain why you were very unwise to ask me to. Nobody?s opinion is worth twopence as to whether a play will be a box office attraction or not. Managers often have to produce plays they don?t believe in simply because they must keep the theatre open, and for the moment must take what they can get. That is where the beginner gets his chance.?Your ambitions, y
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