Classics Calendar for August 14

The 1948 world premiere of Bertolt Brecht's play The Caucasian
Chalk Circle
at Carleton College in Northfield, Minnesota.

Here are today's milestones:

Born on this day:

John Galsworthy (1867; died January 31, 1933) English novelist and playwright; The Forsyte Saga; A Modern Comedy; End of the Chapter; Nobel Prize in Literature (1932)

Died on this day:

Bertolt Brecht (1956; born February 10, 1898) German poet and playwright; The Threepenny Opera; Life of Galileo; Mother Courage and Her Children; The Good Person of Szechwan; The Caucasian Chalk Circle; The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui

Clifford Odets (1963; born July 18, 1906) American playwright; Waiting for Lefty; Awake and Sing!; Till the Day I Die; Paradise Lost; Golden Boy; Rocket to the Moon

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