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by Bernard Shaw


by Bernard Shaw


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Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. This immensely popular romantic comedy by George Bernard Shaw is not only a classic in its own right, but has spawned numerous plays, stories and films (including its memorable official celluloid adaptation My Fair Lady all over the world. Having undergone various adaptations, the most widely known being the American musical My Fair Lady, the play continues to tug at the heartstrings of its audiences even more than a century after its first performance.

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ISBN-13: 9781800605725
Publisher: Mary Publishing Company
Publication date: 06/19/2020
Pages: 80
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.19(d)

About the Author

L. W. Conolly is a leading authority on Shaw. He is Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate, Vice-President of the International Shaw Society, a Corresponding Scholar of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and the author and editor of numerous essays and books on Shaw. Professor of English Literature at Trent University in Ontario, Dr Conolly is also a Senior Member of Robinson College, Cambridge, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.

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