Pygmalion and Three Other Plays, by George Bernard Shaw, is part of the Barnes Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble Classics All editions are beaPygmalion and Three Other Plays, by George Bernard Shaw, is part of the Barnes Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble Classics All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences biographical, historical, and literary to enrich each reader s understanding of these enduring works Hailed as a Tolstoy with jokes by one critic, George Bernard Shaw was the most significant British playwright since the seventeenth century Pygmalion persists as his best loved play, one made into both a classic film which won Shaw an Academy Award for best screenplay and the perennially popular musical My Fair Lady.Pygmalion follows the adventures of phonetics professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a refined lady The scene in which Eliza appears in high society with the correct accent but no notion of polite conversation is considered one of the funniest in English drama Like most of Shaw s work, Pygmalion wins over audiences with wit, a taut morality, and an innate understanding of human relationships.This volume also includes Majo
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Read Pygmalion in high school and because it is the source of My Fair Lady i absolutely love this book My Fair Lady was my first musical in which the movie, a record and eventually a CD was purchased oh the memories George Bernard Shaw named it after the Greek mythological story because the concept of making someone was how this play recreated Eliza Doolittle The storyline is sort of like The Princess Diaries in modern times which is funny since Julie Andrews, the original London theater actress [...]
I was twelve, turning thirteen when I was taught this in english literature by a fabulous teacher.I ve always liked work that portrays social conflicts and stigmas Because it moves the readers foward, even if in the tiniest ways but irreversibly I also like plots that are simple but they hold meaning Eliza was a normal girl, outclassed on the hands of a professor Outclassed because she became unable to fit in the upper class, or the upper middle class, middle class or the lower class and all the [...]
Read Pygmalion before a trip to London My comments on the review follow It follows the adventures of phonetics professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle great depiction into a refined lady The scene in which Eliza appears in high society with the correct accent but no notion of polite conversation is considered one of the funniest in English drama I agree Like most of Shaw s work, Pygmalion wins over audiences with wit, a taut morality, and an innate [...]
I must admit that I have read only a handful of plays but I have loved each of them A Man for All Seasons is highly recommended Pygmalion is wonderfully paced, with memorable characters, and some of the sharpest, witty writing I have ever read I laughed out loud on several occasions I was delighted to Pygmalion and I imagine you will be too.
Shaw is cynical, bite y, and subtly crude his plays are dynamite Pygmalion is one of my favorite works.
choclits and taxis and gold and diamonds i m a good girl i am
Being a big fan of My Fair Lady, I was eager to read the original play on which the musical is based But while I enjoyed the clever lines, I walked away understanding that for GBS, Higgins is the hero of the story Frankly, I have a hard time swallowing that as I think Higgins s faults actually outweight his merits Also, the author s preface, and a long sort of epilogue he wrote after the last stage action of the play were both somewhat bewildering It may come down to the tremendous ambiguity of [...]
Pygmalion This is the original play that the very famous and popular My fair Lady is based on, except that was of a sweet version, and this retains the original English, perhaps British or even Irish, taste not sweet, not sour, not bitter or hot, but a little salt and some of that sixth taste that is called kasaila or kashaaya which means tea in the old medicinal sense.Here at the end there is a very well written epilogue that explains why the professor does not propose to any woman or have any [...]
Major Barbara A delightful look at various prevalent notions and hypocrisies of the times and realities as they are Salvation Army, church, politics as a career, ethics of business niceties of law that might make one illegitimate in UK or at least in England but not in Australia, much less anywhere else in the world and inheritance vs competence, when it is about running a business, particularly NRA of US as in gun lobby seem to have adopted the creed of one of the characters in this to an exten [...]
Review title SledgehammerGeorge Bernard Shaw writes with the direct impact of a sledgehammer to the side of the head Make no mistake, these aren t cute little social comedies.I read this collection based on the recommendation from Jacques Barzun s amazing From Dawn to Decadence, and on the strength of G.K Chesterton s friendship with Shaw at the same time that he was diametrically, violently, exactly 180 degree opposed to Shaw s ideas I don t often read plays and never gave much thought to writt [...]
Great CatherineThe Amusing GB Shaw I had a wonderful time, only not this time Who is really funny and witty Only not this time Groucho Marx sometimes joked, when leaving a party I had a wonderful time, only not this time In conclusion, I would say the same thing about the Great Catherine great play, only not this oneThis seems a farce.Or a parody, perhaps both Maugham writes in The Summing Up about Shaw Shaw benefited from a favorable timingYoung people were rebelling against the conservative, u [...]
this review is on Pygmalion the book also contains three other plays i like Eliza s will to change and improve, and be regarded as a lady she continuously says she s a good girl , and deserves the same respect as everyone else i especially like act two where her, and Higgins interact for the first time, at his house the way she points out to everyone that she arrived in a taxi, did you tell them that she asks the housekeeper and the way she confronts Higgins about he accepting money for his teac [...]
I have to say that as confusing and entangled as the characters in Shaw s plays were especially in Heartbreak House , once I got all the characters relationships to one another straight, I could really appreciate how Shaw sets up his conflicts Whether it s the conflict between Salvation Army Major Barbara Undershaft and her conscience after her branch accepts money from her war profiteer father, or the conflict of conscience when Doctor Ridgeon decides to sentence the ill artist Louis Dubedat to [...]
Shaw definitely missed his true calling He should have been a philosopher or essayist rather than a playwright He clearly preferred that His introductions are far too wordy as are the openings to the plays That much description is not necessary Major Barbara is a tight, concise, and unintelligible play.Shaw with his closing summary in Pygmalion took the route of huge cop out rather than finishing the play as a play If I had read the play first there s nothing that would motivate me to watch the [...]
I didn t find Major Barbara interesting at all and I couldn t get into the characters The Doctor s Dilemma was great It is fascinating that we are still discussing the issues of national health care 100 years later Pygmalion was good I am looking forward to watching it Heartbreak House was fantastically entertaining The dialogue was laugh out loud funny I can t believe there hasn t been a movie made of it I loved Mrs Hushabye and can t wait to find this play somewhere.
Pygmalion is fabulously written George Bernard Shaw does a remarkable job of discussing the relation between language and society Eliza s representation of the growing awareness of gender biases and independence is noteworthy, as is Higgins paradoxical phrasing.I still have not recovered from this piece, and intend to read it many times in the future Words hardly do justice.
Love this I have seen My Fair Lady so many times that reading this was like watching the movie again There were a few differences, including the ending which I found to be better than the movie because it was much real Quick read
This book was disappointing I read it knowing that it was the play for My Fair Lady, which I had liked, but I was, as I said, disappointed There were certain elements that I strongly disliked, and the end was not satisfactory I wouldn t really reccommend this book to anyone.
I only read Pygmalion, but I might read the other plays in the future.I don t know maybe I was comparing Pygmalion with the musical My Fair Lady I just wish Pygmalion would get into detail of the events and with the personal characters like it does in My Fair Lady Overall, a good play
I got than I bargained for with this book I bought it thinking it was just Pygmalion, not realizing there were four plays total Not only was I able to discover four wonderful plays see individual title for review but I discovered a great classic author that is now a new favorite.
Pygmaleon is a fairly good play, but the tale is already well known and has been copied repeatedly in Popular entertainment I guess that is what, again, makes it a classic It should be read and or seen to experience the original story.
Great dialog from a subversive mind and relentless critic of the British aristocracy Shaw had to have been influenced by Mark Twain If Shaw had been born first Mark Twain s Huck Finn might well have been a play.The symbolism in Major Barbara is an inspiration to all writers.
These plays were witty and engaging I liked Heartbreak House the best.
I tried reading this once None of the plays even remotely caught my interest.
This is my favorite work of George Bernard Shaw s Pygmalion is a classic work that has been recreated time and time again, but they are never as real and raw as the original.
Shaw is among my favorite playwrights can t go wrong.
well, i didnt really see the point of itoh well.
Pygmalion, Major Barbara, The Doctor s Dilemma, Heartbreak House
Shaw s best known thanks to Lerner and Loewe and best loved play, a wonderful fable about class Very funny Required reading
I skipped the neverending, meandering intros from Shaw before the plays Edited versions would ve been enough, really.Gave up on Heartbreak house Boring as fuck.