Pygmalion: If You Can (Paperback)

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"Happy is the man who can make a living by his hobby." Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. Shaw wrote the part of Eliza Doolittle - an east-end dona with an apron and three orange and red ostrich feathers - for Mrs Patrick Campbell, with whom he had a passionate but unconsummated affair. From the outset the play was a sensational success, although Shaw, irritated by its popularity at the expense of his artistic intentions, dismissed it as a potboiler. The Pygmalion of legend falls in love with his perfect female statue and persuades Venus to bring her to life so that he can marry her. But Shaw radically reworks Ovid's tale to give it a feminist slant: while Higgins teaches Eliza to speak and act like a duchess, she also asserts her independence, adamantly refusing to be his creation.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781719113236
ISBN-10: 1719113238
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Publication Date: May 14th, 2018
Pages: 96
Language: English