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Dame Ellen Terry (1847-1928) was among the most successful and highest paid British actors of her day. When she was in her fifties, yet still a powerful performer, she was once hear to complain,

"Now that I am a grandmother, no one will write a play for me."

When the remark reached the ears of Bernard Shaw, the famous playwright, he immediately wrote "Captain Brassbound's Conversion," with Terry as a central character. She enjoyed a triumph in the role of Lady Waynflete in 1901.

"He only did it," Terry remarked of Shaw, "out of a natural desire to contradict ..."

---------------A Final Thought ...

"Great art is never produced for its own sake. It is too difficult to be worth the effort."

- George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), British playwright, critic