Remember this: Nothing is written in the stars. Not these stars, nor any others. No one controls your destiny.
Happy birthday, Gregory Maguire! A year after his bestselling novel Wicked was published, composer Stephen Schwartz stumbled across it on vacation in Hawaii. He fell in love, convinced Maguire to give him the stage production rights, and got to work. Wicked, the musical, premiered in 1998 and is now the tenth longest running show in Broadway history.
Happy birthday, Ama Ata Aidoo! While she studied at the University of Ghana, she wrote her first play, The Dilemma of a Ghost. The play was published a year later, making her the first published African woman dramatist.
It is the very mark of the spirit of rebellion to crave for happiness in this life
March 13, 1891: On this day, Henrik Ibsen’s Ghosts opened in London. The play’s frank discussion of incest, religion, and euthanasia was not well-received at the time. King Oscar II of Sweden and Norway even found it necessary to tell the playwright that Ghosts was not a good play.