Author: bnelson

Shakespearean Tragedy

Sometimes we who value preservation of important aspects of our past fail to band together to make certain that more recent history is protected as well. The loss of the Shakespeare Theater in Stratford this morning is a perfect example. First conceived in 1950 by Lawrence Langner, with the financial support of Lincoln Kirstein and…

Any Town USA

In this writer’s opinion, one of the greatest American illustrators of the 20th century was Stevan Dohanos, creator of over 125 Saturday Evening Post covers in the 1940’s and 50’s. Dohanos was born in Lorain, Ohio, but settled with his family in Westport after WWII.  Fairfield County locations were often used in Dohanos’ work. Easton…