Pygmalion

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Author(s): George Bernard Shaw
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Apr 06, 2012
Product Number: EB00796400
Released: Dec 04, 2019
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780486113784
Publisher: Dover Publications
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Description

One of George Bernard Shaw's best-known plays, Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages, an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady. An updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, the 20th-century story pokes fun at the antiquated British class system. In Shaw's clever adaptation, Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks. In the process of convincing society that his creation is a mysterious royal figure, the Professor also falls in love with his elegant handiwork. The irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly, together with Shaw's brilliant dialogue and splendid skills as a playwright, have made Pygmalion one of the most popular comedies in the English language. A staple of college drama courses, it is still widely performed.

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eAudio
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Author(s): George Bernard Shaw
Genre: Drama
Product Number Z10006737
Released: Dec 06, 2000
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works
ISBN: #9781580815048
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Author(s): George Bernard Shaw
Product Number Z10009954
Released: Jul 01, 2002
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
ISBN: #9789629546984
eBook
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Author(s): George Bernard Shaw
Product Number EB00561459
Released: Sep 11, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: #9781451686739
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Author(s): George Bernard Shaw
Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00680137
Released: Jul 21, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781625585196

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