Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

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George Bernard Shaw’s witty comedy of manners, Pygmalion contains an introduction by Nicholas Grene in Penguin Classics. Pygmalion each delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty remodeling of the classical story of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love together with his excellent feminine statue, additionally it is a barbed assault on the British class system and an announcement of Shaw’s feminist views. In Shaw’s arms, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion determine who believes he can rework Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower lady, right into a duchess comfortable in well mannered society. The one factor he overlooks is that his ‘creation’ has a thoughts of her personal. Adapted into the Oscar-winning musical movie My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in 1964, Pygmalion This is the definitive textual content produced beneath the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included on this quantity is Shaw’s preface, in addition to his ‘sequel’ written for the primary publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a extra conventially romantic ending. Although basically shy, Dublin-born George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) created the persona of GBS, the showman, satirist, conversationalist, critic, pundit, wit, mental buffoon and dramatist. Commentators introduced a brand new adjective into English: ‘Shavian’, a time period used to embody all his sensible qualities. Deeply involved by what he noticed because the exploitation of the working class, Shaw was an energetic Socialist and a superb platform speaker. He stays the one individual ever to have been awarded each the Nobel Prize in Literature and an Oscar. If you loved Pygmalion, you would possibly like Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray, additionally available in Penguin Classics. present extra

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  • Title: Pygmalion
  • Author: George Bernard Shaw
  • Category: Plays, Playscripts
  • Date: 02/04/03
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: 144
  • ISBN: 141439505

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