George Bernard Shaw's sharp and provocative satire of the rigid British class system of the day, and a commentary on women's independence.

Although My Fair Lady is much better known, it was based on the play Pygmalion which both delighted and scandalized its first audiences in 1914. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion who falls in love with his perfect female statue. It's also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.


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26/10 2023 7:45pm
Wycombe Abbey School Abbey Way HIGH WYCOMBE
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