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Pygmalion (English Edition) Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure It was first presented on stage to the public in 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 lifeThe 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 inShaw 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

11 thoughts on “Pygmalion (English Edition)

  1. Ross Ross says:

    Tempistiche di spedizione e consegna come previste, pacco imballato perfettamente.Non so dire nulla del libro, se non che sia effettivamente in inglese come descritto, perch non era per me e non l ho mai letto, ma la persona che mi ha chiesto di acquistarlo rimasta soddisfatta.

  2. Stefania Stefania says:

    Il libro assolve alla funzione che per me era utile, avere cio il testo integrale dell opera C anche una introduzione critica ben fatta Se non si vogliono edizioni pregiate o ricche di note e commenti, questa l ideale, a un giusto prezzo Nessun commento sull opera in s Bernard Show grande

  3. JD JD says:

    L acquisto stato per un regalo e devo dire che stato gradito.Considerando che serviva per scuola, la copertina morbida aiuta ad inserirlo facilmente anche in borsa ed averlo sempre a portata di mano.

  4. Aaghi Aaghi says:

    Trattandosi di un opera classica conosciuta in tutto il mondo, non posso far altro che consigliarne la lettura in lingua originale.

  5. david scala david scala says:

    buon acquisto

  6. Luca Luca says:

    Really good edition I had to read it for college Classical reading You can find a lot of notes and translation in this edition.

  7. andrea valencia andrea valencia says:

    it s an amazing book A really pleasant and worthly reading.It is easy to read through the kindle reader app

  8. Kindle Customer Kindle Customer says:

    Reading the boo, is very like listening to the film My fair lady s unfold The dialogue and the stage direction unveils the story of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins, she a flower girl, he a professor language phonetics I was surprised how unlike the film, i ended up feeling sorry for Prof Higgins He clearly thought a lot of Eliza, had grown accustomed to her but couldn t

  9. Richard Mwangi Richard Mwangi says:

    A friend recommended that I read George Bernard Shaw since I am in the habit of quoting Shaw and possess a rabid disgust of hypocritical respectability and class conscious pigs This is simply the best play I have ever read and thoroughly recommend it to bohemians, non conformists, phonetics professors, artists, scientists and all those with a virulent loathing of pretentio

  10. Seán Seán says:

    This is not the text as written by Shaw but a fake that seems to have been back translated by a machine from a foreign language should be ashamed of themselves for selling rubbish like this Anybody who bought this in good faith should automatically be entitled to a refund.

  11. Anne Duff Anne Duff says:

    I bought this as I d decided I wanted to read the original My Fair Lady but, gosh, I was disappointed Professor Higgins is a foul mouthed, bullying misogynist but I do realise that this is a story of of its time I guess that, at least, I can say I ve read it

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