Pygmalion
Score: 4
From 21 Ratings

Pygmalion


  • Author: George Bernard Shaw
  • Release Date : 2017-07-01
  • Genre: Performing Arts
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Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence....

Pygmalion
Score: 3
From 18 Ratings

Pygmalion


  • Author: George Bernard Shaw
  • Release Date : 2012-12-18
  • Genre: Theater
  • File Size: 2735690 Bytes


When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time -- My Fair Lady -- and an Academy Award³-winning motion picture. Generations of readers and theatergoers have found relevance in Shaw's story of speech therapist Henry Higgins, who successfully transforms Liza Doolittle, a "draggle-tailed guttersnipe," into a darling of high society who momentarily upsets his hard-edged reserve. The extraordinary wit of this master dramatist of the twentieth century cuts away at the artificiality of class distinctions to reveal that human clay can be molded into wondrous shapes.Washington Square Press' Enriched Classics present the great ...

Pygmalion

Pygmalion


  • Author : Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release Date : 2020-03-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781678003135


Pygmalion Book Description :

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins ...

Pygmalion
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Pygmalion


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : 1st World Publishing
  • Release Date : 2004-09
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1595402497


Pygmalion Book Description :

Purchase one of 1st World Library's Classic Books and help support our free internet library of downloadable eBooks. 1st World Library-Literary Society is a non-profit educational organization. Visit us online at www.1stWorldLibrary.ORG - - As will be seen later on, Pygmalion needs, not a preface, but a sequel, which I have supplied in its due place. The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like. It is impossible for an Englishman to open his mouth without making some other Englishman hate or despise him. German and Spanish are accessible to foreigners: English is not accessible even to English-men. The reformer England needs...

Pygmalion
Score: 3.5
From 30 Ratings

Pygmalion


  • Author : Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 1912-03
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1497467195


Pygmalion Book Description :

George Bernard Shaw was born July 26, 1856, in Dublin, Ireland. In 1876 he moved to London, where he wrote regularly but struggled financially. In 1895, he became a theater critic for the Saturday Review and began writing plays of his own. His play Pygmalion was later made into a film twice, and the screenplay he wrote for the first version of it won an Oscar. During his lifetime, he wrote more than 60 plays and won many other awards, among them the Nobel Prize....

Pygmalion

Pygmalion


  • Author : George Shaw
  • Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • Release Date : 2017-03-09
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1543141390


Pygmalion Book Description :

This enchanting tale of Eliza Doolittle's transformation from Cockney flower girl into elegant lady under the guidance of cantankerous linguist Henry Higgins has been a hit with audiences since it was first performed in 1913. The play skillfully blends social satire, philosophical wit, a heated battle of the sexes, and what is perhaps the greatest platonic romance ever committed to paper. Pygmalion's musical incarnation, My Fair Lady, remains a Broadway staple. The original play is actually funnier than the musical, and its story and characters are more fully developed. The play is also much easier and less expensive for acting companies to produce. The only reason Pygmalion is not performed more often is its ponderous length: almost three hours, ext...

Pygmalion

Pygmalion


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2019-06-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 1072284073


Pygmalion Book Description :

The story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Eliza grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill - a young, poor, gentleman....

Pygmalion  Illustrated

Pygmalion Illustrated


  • Author : Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : BookRix
  • Release Date : 2014-04-09
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9783730997390


Pygmalion Illustrated Book Description :

"Ever since Pygmalion opened in London in April 1914 it has proved a very controversial play, from the (then) shocking language, to arguments about its correct ending. Critical interpretations have been similarly disputatious, encompassing views of the transformation of the impoverished Eliza Doolittle by phonetics expert Henry Higgins as either a story of economic and social liberation, or an example of the perpetuation of male control and self-interest." This new edition of Pygmalion includes George Bernard Shaw's definitive text, with both Preface and Sequel, and provides the most comprehensive scholarly treatment of the play to date....

CliffsNotes on Shaw s Pygmalion   Arms and the Man

CliffsNotes on Shaw s Pygmalion Arms and the Man


  • Author : Marilynn O Harper
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 1981-12-18
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544183568


CliffsNotes on Shaw s Pygmalion Arms and the Man Book Description :

In Pygmalion, Shaw presents the classical story of a professor who transforms a girl of the lower class into an elegant creature, who then falls in love with him—unfortunately in love, that is. Set in Bulgaria, Arms and the Man satirizes romantic attitudes about love and war. Raina, the heroine, falls in love with a cowardly, chocolate-loving enemy soldier during an unnamed war. After the war, her fiance challenges her new admirer to a duel, loses heart, and proposes to the maid instead....

Pygmalion

Pygmalion


  • Author : Charles A. Berst
  • Publisher : Macmillan Reference USA
  • Release Date : 1995
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0805794476


Pygmalion Book Description :

Presents a critical introduction to Shaw's classic drama, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting....

Pygmalion and Major Barbara

Pygmalion and Major Barbara


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release Date : 2008-07-29
  • Genre: Drama
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553905373


Pygmalion and Major Barbara Book Description :

George Bernard Shaw was the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift, and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. In one of his best-loved plays, Pygmalion, which later became the basis for the musical My Fair Lady, Shaw compels the audience to see the utter absurdity and hypocrisy of class distinction when Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can transform a common flower girl into a lady—and then pass her off as a duchess—simply by changing her speech and manners. In Major Barbara Shaw spins out the drama of an eccentric millionaire, a romantic poet, and a misguided savior of souls, Major Barbara herself, in a topsy-turvy masterpiece o...

Pygmalion Illustrated

Pygmalion Illustrated


  • Author : George Bernard Shaw
  • Publisher : Independently Published
  • Release Date : 2020-09-05
  • Genre:
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9798682949472


Pygmalion Illustrated Book Description :

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913.In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the 1938 film Pygmalion, the 1956 musical My Fair Lady and its 1964 film version.Shaw mentioned that the char...