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Pygmalion: 1941 version with variants from the 1916 edition: Definitive 1941 version with footnotes indicating the textual variants: Alma Classics Evergreens

Autor George Bernard Shaw
en Limba Engleză Paperback – 15 iul 2021
When professor of phonetics Henry Higgins wagers with Colonel Pickering that he could teach even a gutter-mouthed flower seller how to speak like a duchess, little does he expect that his social experiment will be riddled with difficulties, and that behind her cockney parlance the girl in question, Eliza Doolittle, has a mind, ideas and aspirations of her own. Things come to a crux when the creature starts to rebel against her creator - and the scene is set for a play that questions the class system, social appearances and the role of women in society. Universally regarded as Shaw's most successful work, Pygmalion - here presented in its definitive 1941 version, with footnotes indicating the textual variants from the first volume edition of 1916 - has spawned a great number of adaptations, among them the famous 1956 Broadway musical My Fair Lady, and shows ancient myth's undiminished ability to find new incarnations in modern life.
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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781847498595
ISBN-10: 1847498590
Pagini: 160
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 18 mm
Greutate: 0.14 kg
Editura: Alma Books COMMIS
Colecția Alma Classics
Seria Alma Classics Evergreens


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Unique edition presented in its definitive 1941 edition with footnotes indicating textual variants from the first volume edition of 1916

Notă biografică

The author of over fifty works for the stage - among them Pygmalion and Man and Superman - the Irish playwright and political writer George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950) was the leading dramatist of his generation and the recipient of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature.