‘Tristan’ und ‘Macbeth’ : Shirley, You Jest

The envelope, please. And the winner for Biggest Grinch of the Year is . . . Don Shirley.

After venting a seemingly inexhaustible supply of spleen on the pages of The Times’ theater section for so long, his venomous criticisms are now infecting the TV pages. The last straw for me was his vicious attack on “Eye on the Sparrow” (“Sparrow: A Lack of Vision,” Dec. 7).

Does this man like anything? Does he like theater? Does he like television? Does he like himself?

I hope Santa brought him a heart for Christmas. With instructions on its use.



West Hollywood