Pygmalion: Performed by Sir Michael Redgrave & Cast

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9780001047952: Pygmalion: Performed by Sir Michael Redgrave & Cast

An audio book of the classic George Bernard Shaw story featuring the voices of Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Michael Hordern and Lynn Redgrave.

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'You see this creature with her kerbstone English: the English that will keep her in the gutter to the end of her days. Well, sir, in three months I could pass that girl off as a duchess at an ambassador's garden party. I could even get her a place as lady's maid or shop assistant, which requires better English.'

Following this public boast, Professor Henry Higgins accepts a challenge to teach the flower-seller Eliza Doolittle to speak standard English and launch her into polite society. Through Higgins's triumphant transformation of Eliza into a 'lady', and Eliza's subsequent rebellion against Higgins's attitudes and assumptions, Shaw's provocative comedy explores questions of speech and class in England.

First performed in London in 1914, 'Pygmalion' quickly established itself among the classic English comedies. On this lively recording, which offers the complete text of the definitive script of 1I39, the play is performed by a distinguished cast led by Sir Michael Redgrave, Sir Michael Hordern, Lynn Redgave and Donald Pleasence.

About the Author:

Born in Dublin, the Irish dramatist, literary critic and socialist spokesman, George Bernard Shaw began his literary career as a novelist; as a fervent advocate of the new theatre of Ibsen, he decided to write plays in order to illustrate his criticism of the English stage. His important plays include: "Mrs. Warren's Profession, Saint Joan, Caesar and Cleopatra, The Doctor's Dilemma, Candid, " and "Pygmalion."

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