Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN 10: 1678003131
ISBN 13: 9781678003135
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: Charles A. Berst
Publsiher: Macmillan Reference USA
Total Pages: 158
Release: 1995
ISBN 10: 9780805794472
ISBN 13: 0805794476
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

Presents a critical introduction to Shaw's classic drama, covering characterization, plot, symbolism, and setting.

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 86
Release: 2020-04-07
ISBN 10: 1504061489
ISBN 13: 9781504061483
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

The most successful play by the Nobel Prize–winning Irish playwright, and basis for the movie and Broadway musical My Fair Lady. Based on the Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, George Bernard Shaw’s witty adaptation features linguistic expert Professor Henry Higgins, who encounters a cockney flower seller named Eliza Doolittle. Boasting that he could pass Eliza off as a duchess by teaching her to speak correctly and polishing up her manners, Higgins does not believe he will ever have to prove his claim—until Eliza shows up on his doorstep asking for elocution lessons. Eliza’s subsequent transformation fools London society, but makes both Eliza and Higgins question whether they can return to the lives they had before their extraordinary experiment. “Pygmalion, written in 1912 at a time when women’s suffrage was making daily headlines, stages both Shaw’s progressive belief in the equality of the sexes, as well as his satire of the defiant persistence of Victorian customs and the English class system in the face of inevitable social progress.” —BroadwayWorld

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Xist Publishing
Total Pages: 93
Release: 2016-04-20
ISBN 10: 1681959895
ISBN 13: 9781681959894
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw from Coterie Classics All Coterie Classics have been formatted for ereaders and devices and include a bonus link to the free audio book. “What is life but a series of inspired follies? The difficulty is to find them to do. Never lose a chance: it doesn’t come every day.” ― George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw’s play, Pygmalion, created the character of Eliza Doolittle and has awed audiences on stage, in film as, My Fair Lady, and in this dramatic text.

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: Thomas Woolner
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 208
Release: 1881
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015063976222
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: George Shaw,Christopher Morse
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2017-03-09
ISBN 10: 9781543141399
ISBN 13: 1543141390
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

This enchanting tale of Eliza Doolittle's transformation from Cockney flower girl into elegant lady under the guidance of cantankerous linguist Henry Higgins has been a hit with audiences since it was first performed in 1913. The play skillfully blends social satire, philosophical wit, a heated battle of the sexes, and what is perhaps the greatest platonic romance ever committed to paper. Pygmalion's musical incarnation, My Fair Lady, remains a Broadway staple. The original play is actually funnier than the musical, and its story and characters are more fully developed. The play is also much easier and less expensive for acting companies to produce. The only reason Pygmalion is not performed more often is its ponderous length: almost three hours, extended by intermissions. This seamless abridgment trims the excess from G. B. Shaw's often-verbose script while retaining all of its wit and charm. The result is a leaner, livelier Pygmalion which is less demanding of performers and more entertaining for their audiences. The cast has been reduced to twelve roles (4M, 6F, 2 either), with some doubling possible. The royalty-free script lends itself to modest-budget productions and is easily adapted as a staged reading. Pygmalion, like fine wine, gets better with age. This artful adaptation by an award-winning playwright makes Shaw's classic accessible to the widest possible audience.

Pygmalion and Three Other Plays

Pygmalion and Three Other Plays
Author: Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Digireads.Com
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2013
ISBN 10: 9781420947113
ISBN 13: 1420947117
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion and Three Other Plays Book Review:

George Bernard Shaw is one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. The collection "Pygmalion and Three Other Plays" contains his best works, which are known for their rapier wit, ideas of decency, and portrayal of human relationships. Shaw wanted his audiences to realize that people, regardless of race, gender, or class, were all human beings with the same needs as everyone else. "Pygmalion" is a modern retelling of the classic story of the same name. Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, tries to transform a lower-class cockney girl into a lady by teaching her to speak like a proper Englishwoman. What Higgins forgets, though, is that Eliza is a human being who only wants to be treated as such; in Higgins' mind, Eliza is a fun wager, a test of his abilities. When he thinks that he has won and turned Eliza into a fine lady, he becomes lonely and misses her vivacious personality. "Major Barbara," "The Doctor's Dilemma," and "Heartbreak House" all deal with different themes, but each play contains a unique play of words, blending comedy with feeling and heart to create a story which will make a large impression on the audiences' heart.

Pygmalion Illustrated

Pygmalion Illustrated
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Independently Published
Total Pages: 138
Release: 2020-07-04
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798663550888
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Illustrated Book Review:

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the 1956 musical My Fair Lady and its 1964 film version.

Pygmalion (賣花女)

Pygmalion (賣花女)
Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publsiher: Hyweb Technology Co. Ltd.
Total Pages: 9
Release: 2011-05-15
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13:
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion (賣花女) Book Review:

This collection chronicles the fiction and non fiction classics by the greatest writers the world has ever known. The inclusion of both popular as well as overlooked pieces is pivotal to providing a broad and representative collection of classic works.

Pygmalion Bernard Shaw

Pygmalion Bernard Shaw
Author: Bernard Shaw
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 116
Release: 2020-01-22
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798602912050
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Bernard Shaw Book Review:

In 1912 Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw completed his new five-act comedy Pygmalion, introducing theatre-goers to Eliza Doolittle, Professor Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering and the boisterous street life of London's Covent Garden. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. He bets his friend he can transform Eliza's speech, manners, dress and ideas. In six months she will pass as a duchess. Higgins succeeds. Eliza is transformed into elegance. But, to Higgins' frustration, plucky Eliza won't be manipulated by him and she steals the show...The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence. The play opened in the West End, at His Majesty's Theatre Haymarket, on 11 April 1914. It rapidly became a theatrical tour de force. Audiences were delighted. Pygmalion has been imitated ever since, including a 1938 film version with Leslie Howard, the 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady and 1964 Hollywood film, starring Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

The Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion Effect
Author: Victor I. Stoichita
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2008-06-15
ISBN 10: 0226775216
ISBN 13: 9780226775210
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Pygmalion Effect Book Review:

Pygmalion's sculpture, which the gods endowed with life, marks, according to this book, perhaps the first instance in Western art of an image that exists on its own terms, rather than simply imitating something else. Stoichita delivers this image and its avatars from the shadow cast by art that merely replicates reality.

Versions of Pygmalion

Versions of Pygmalion
Author: Uci Distinguished Professor Emeritus J Hillis Miller,Joseph Hillis Miller
Publsiher: Harvard University Press
Total Pages: 263
Release: 1990
ISBN 10: 9780674934856
ISBN 13: 0674934857
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Versions of Pygmalion Book Review:

Discusses the ethics of writing and reading fiction, the creation and action of characters, and works by Henry James, Melville, Heinrich von Kleist, and Maurice Blanchot

George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion

George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion
Author: Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Chelsea House
Total Pages: 144
Release: 1988
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015014164431
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion Book Review:

Essays discuss the themes, style, and plot of Shaw's play, and compare it to plays by Shakespeare and Ibsen

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: Bernard Shaw,Lucile Heming Koshland,Daniel Edward Koshland
Publsiher: Franklin Classics
Total Pages: 92
Release: 2018-10-12
ISBN 10: 9780342704095
ISBN 13: 0342704095
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

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Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw (Romantic Comedy & Social Criticism) "The Unabridged & Annotated"

Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw (Romantic Comedy & Social Criticism)
Author: George Shaw
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 204
Release: 2020-05-16
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: 9798646435157
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion By George Bernard Shaw (Romantic Comedy & Social Criticism) "The Unabridged & Annotated" Book Review:

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era English playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. S. Gilbert, who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in 1871. Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned that the character of Professor Henry Higgins was inspired by several British professors of phonetics: Alexander Melville Bell, Alexander J. Ellis, Tito Pagliardini, but above all, the cantankerous Henry Sweet.

The Pygmalion Effect

The Pygmalion Effect
Author: Jeremy Blanchette
Publsiher: Lulu.com
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2006-09-30
ISBN 10: 1847283357
ISBN 13: 9781847283351
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


The Pygmalion Effect Book Review:

The Pygmalion Effect takes place in the year 2104 CE when genetically-enhanced intelligence has split the world into two classes, the rich and the poor. The young protagonist, Corbin, lives on the burned out streets of Boston, barely scraping by for food and shelter. Through manipulation, infiltration, and pure genius, he must fight back against the system and try to dismantle a massive plot aimed at killing his people in an attempt to cleanse the world of all non-enhanced beings.

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: Shaw G.
Publsiher: Рипол Классик
Total Pages: 329
Release:
ISBN 10: 5521055282
ISBN 13: 9785521055289
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Pygmalion Book Review:

Пигмалион – одно из величайших произведений Джорджа Бернарда Шоу. Это история простой цветочницы Элизы Дулиттл, которая решила стать настоящей леди, обратившись за помощью к вздорному и высокомерному профессору лингвистики. Тот берётся научить Элизу правильному произношению и избавиться от её кокни-акцента. Остроумная комедия показывает искусственность различия социальных классов и обнаруживает, что говорить, как леди – не то же самое, что быть ею. Читайте зарубежную литературу в оригинале!

Pygmalion

Pygmalion
Author: William Hurrell
Publsiher:
Total Pages: 45
Release: 1898
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UOM:39015031326005
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


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Exposition of Characters in Shaws 'Pygmalion'

Exposition of Characters in Shaws 'Pygmalion'
Author: Nink Mario
Publsiher: GRIN Verlag
Total Pages: 28
Release: 2007-08-24
ISBN 10: 3638769402
ISBN 13: 9783638769402
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Exposition of Characters in Shaws 'Pygmalion' Book Review:

Seminar paper from the year 2005 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 2,3, University of Trier, course: Introduction to Drama Analysis, 5 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: Bei dieser Arbeit handelt es sich um die Rolle, welche die Exposition in Pygmalion hat. Dies wird, nach einem generellen Eindruck, am Beispiel der einzelnen, wichtigsten, Charactere deutlich gemacht. Diese Carakterer waren: Higgins, Pickering und naturlich Eliza. Am Ende der Arbeit werden die einzelnen Charactere, beziehungsweise ihre Exposition, miteinander verglichen und gezeigt, wie sie sich ineinander verflechten."

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm
Author: Bridget Tompkins
Publsiher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2015-06-28
ISBN 10: 1784623296
ISBN 13: 9781784623296
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL


Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm Book Review:

Calvino and the Pygmalion Paradigm: Fashioning the Feminine in I nostri antenati and Gli amori difficili is the first book-length analysis of the representation of the feminine in Calvino’s fiction. Using the structural umbrella of the Pygmalion paradigm and using feminist interpretative techniques, this book offers interesting alternative readings of two of Calvino’s important early narrative collections. The Pygmalion paradigm concerns the creation by a male ‘artist’ of a feminine ideal and highlights the artificiality and narcissistic desire associated with the creation process. This book discusses Calvino’s active and deliberate work of self-creation, accomplished through extensive self-commentaries and exposes both the lack of importance Calvino placed on the feminine in his narratives and the relative absence of critical attention focused on this area. Relying on the analogy between Pygmalion’s pieces of ivory and Barthes’ ‘seme’ and drawing upon the ideas underlying Kristevan intertextuality, the book demonstrates that, despite Calvino’s professed lack of interest in character development, his female characters are carefully and purposefully constructed. A close reading of Calvino’s narratives, engaging directly with Freud, Lacan and the feminist psychoanalytical thinking of Kofmann, Kristeva, Kaplan and others, demonstrates how Calvino uses his female characters as foils for the existential reflections of his typically maladjusted and narcissistic male characters.