GBS on Critics

Shaw loved to attack drama critics ” for their gross ingratitude to us, their arrant Philistinism, their shameless intellectual arrogance, their low tastes. their hatred of good work, their puerile romanticism, their disloyalty to dramatic literature, their stupendous ignorance, their susceptibility to cheap sentiment, their insensibility to honour, virtue, intellectual honesty, and everything that constitutes strength and dignity in human character….”

(piece in Daily Telegraph, 7 May 1908)

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