Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw


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 in 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…
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let's have a jaw over some supper.
perfectly, vowels
There's not one to be had for love or money.
Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!
a row of tiny organ pipes with a bellows
peering out gloomily
rattling peal of thunder
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Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby!
are all peering out gloomily at the rain, except one man with his back turned to the rest, who seems wholly preoccupied with a notebook in which he is writing busily.
The church clock strikes the first quarter.
THE DAUGHTER [in the space between the central pillars, close to the one on her left] I'm getting chilled to the bone. Wh
the difference between a lady and a flower girl is not how she behaves, but how she's treated
get soaked for nothing
Yes, ma'am; I'm expected to provide for everyone now, out of three thousand a year.
rattling peal of thunder,

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