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Pygmalion - A Romance In Five Acts

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Title:Pygmalion - A Romance In Five Acts
Price:AUD$8.00 (about USD$5.50)
ISBN:9780141439501
Book ID:LB00-226959
Quantity:1
Publisher:Penguin Classics, Great Britain, 2003
Edition:Reprint
Binding:Softcover
Condition:Very Good Condition
Penguin Classics, 2003, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good Condition, Reprint

Definitive text under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence. Introduction by Nicholas Grene. George Bernard Shaw's witty comedy of manners, Pygmalion includes an introduction by Nicholas Grene in Penguin Classics. Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own. Adapted into the Oscar-winning musical film My Fair Lady starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison in 1964, Pygmalion This is the definitive text produced under the editorial supervision of Dan H. Laurence, with an illuminating introduction by Nicholas Grene, discussing the language and politics of the play. Also included in this volume is Shaw's preface, as well as his 'sequel' written for the first publication in 1916, to rebut public demand for a more conventially romantic ending. 122 pages. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 500 grams. Category: Plays::Drama; Theatre & Plays; ISBN/EAN: 9780141439501. Inventory No: 226959.
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