When George Bernard Shaw wrote "Pygmalion" more than a half century ago, it seemed unlikely that his little play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time, "My Fair Lady," and a motion picture that captured numerous Academy Awards. Yet such popularity should not... show more
When George Bernard Shaw wrote "Pygmalion" more than a half century ago, it seemed unlikely that his little play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time, "My Fair Lady," and a motion picture that captured numerous Academy Awards. Yet such popularity should not have been surprising since succeeding generations of readers and playgoers find continual relevance in the story of a speech therapist who successfully converts an untutored flower girl into a darling of high society. The extraordinary wit of the master dramatist of the twentieth century has not lost its sharp edge as it cuts away at the artificially of class distinctions and the callousness of indifference to human worth.
Publish date: March 29th 1990
Pages no: 150
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Read For School
Brilliant, charming, witty, not at all what you'd think from a romantic comedy. Don't know what I mean? Wait until the end...poetic!Devlin
Pygmalion was satirical and a quick read could not put it down once I started. I must say I despise Mr. Henry Higgins‘s character, he was the most unkind, unemotional, disgusting man who thinks women as his puppet! Eliza served him right choosing Freddy as her life partner and being indifferent t...
What did I think? I think that Eliza wanted what all women want. Respect. I think that [a:George Bernard Shaw|5217|George Bernard Shaw|http://d.gr-assets.com/authors/1271683549p2/5217.jpg] did an excellent job of portraying that, and the more I think about it, the more I liked the ending. It was...
This is the last book I will finish in 2012 as there are only 6 hours remaining in my day. It is certainly a fitting book (or rather play inside a book) to end the year on. For Pygmalion is a story about new beginnings and about transformation. What better book to symbolise the changing of the year,...
"Eliza has no use for the foolish romantic tradition that all women love to be mastered, if not actually bullied and beaten,"¹ says G.B.Shaw in the afterword to his famous play.¹By the way, I think this quote should be memorized and repeated on the daily basis by the contemporary authors, especially...
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