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Pygmalion (1912) is a comedy play by Irish playwright George Bernard Shaw. 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 comment on women's independence, packaged as a romantic comedy. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pygmalion_(play)

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Pygmalion
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Pygmalion
November 15th, 2014
What a great story! It is even better than My Fair Lady the musical version of this play!
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Pygmalion
November 15th, 2014
What a great story! It is even better than My Fair Lady the musical version of this play!
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Anti sentimental Genius
October 1st, 2014
Bernard Shaw is certainly an anti sentimental Genius and this play reflects the bitter and blunt realities of life with a comical air of wit and sarcasm. One of my all time favourites.
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Wonderful comedy, beats the movie.
June 7th, 2014
This is a wonderfully funny story. The first time Eliza goes to Mrs Higgins home is just delightful. There are some differences from the movie, and on the whole I prefer the play. I feel it is truer to the characters than the movie was. So I certainly recommend reading this. Though you may choose to skip the introduction.
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Better this time
March 11th, 2014
Had to read for university English class long ago - re read and although I really liked it then I loved it this time.
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Fun play
March 9th, 2014
I enjoyed this book. I found it similar to 'Man and Superman', which I also liked. The dialogue is witty, and the structure of this piece shatters convention. Even if you do not relate to any of the characters, you can enjoy this read,
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Pygmalion
March 9th, 2014
A lighthearted story with deep social dynamics within England's pre-turn of the century classes! Reminiscent of My Fair Lady, I found the play entertaining and well paced, if not predictable! I'm inclined to recommend it to friends as a good night time read!
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