A more indirect influence was the scholarship on Japanese Noh plays that Pound had obtained from Ernest Fenollosa's widow, which provided Yeats with a model for the aristocratic drama he intended to write.
As feminist literary critic Susan Gubar argues, Mary Shelley’s drama is part of a female literary tradition, including Elizabeth Barrett Browning, H.D., Toni Morrison, Margaret Atwood, and Doris Lessing, which has responded to the story of Ceres and Proserpine.
Creator David Simon blamed the show's low ratings in part on its competition against Desperate Housewives and worried that expectations for HBO dramas had changed following the success of The Sopranos.
Davies' move back to the United Kingdom enabled him to develop a new series with prolific The Sarah Jane Adventures writer Phil Ford, Wizards vs Aliens, a forthcoming CBBC drama about a teenage wizard and his scientist friend, and their conflict with aliens who wish to destroy Earth.
In a performance that attracted strong praise, he portrayed the Oakland Athletics general manager Billy Beane in the drama Moneyball, which is based on the 2003 book of the same name written by Michael Lewis.