Jane said he was supposed to be a playwright or some goddam thing, but all I ever saw him do was booze all the time and listen to every single goddam mystery program on the radio.
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Never mind that she hadn’t heard of George Bernard Shaw until the telegram—he was some famous playwright in England.
Margaret Peterson Haddix -- Uprising
Montgomery has a beautiful park that houses the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, which brings nationally acclaimed playwrights and actors to Alabama to perform Shakespeare and modern theatrical productions.