His novella “The Eward of Virtue” included a description of the Last Supper for which Strindberg was charged with blasphemy. He was acquitted in spite of some passages that were virulently anti-Christian.
Richard Burton (1925) It was on this date, November 10, 1925, that Welsh actor Richard Burton was born Richard Walter Jenkins Jr. in Pontrydyfen, the twelfth of thirteen children, born to a hard-drinking miner. He took his stage and screen name from a schoolmaster who helped him enter Oxford, Philip Burton, and studied acting there. […]