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Pygmalion

By Shaw, George Bernard

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Reproduction Date: 2009

Title: Pygmalion  
Author: Shaw, George Bernard
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Language: English
Subject: Dramatic Works, Romance, Play
Collections: Audio Books Collection, Pygmalion
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Publication Date:
1916
Publisher: LibriVox Audio Books

Description
Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), 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 Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill – a young, poor, gentleman. - The play was later the basis for the successful movie adaptation My Fair Lady with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Prof. Higgins. ( Gesine)

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Romance, Play, Languages, Comedy

 

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