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The Resource Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, (electronic resource)

Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, (electronic resource)

Label
Pygmalion
Title
Pygmalion
Statement of responsibility
George Bernard Shaw
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
One of George Bernard Shaw's best-known plays, Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages, an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version, My Fair Lady. An updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea, the 20th-century story pokes fun at the antiquated British class system. In Shaw's clever adaptation, Professor Henry Higgins, a linguistic expert, takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks. In the process of convincing society that his creation is a mysterious royal figure, the Professor also falls in love with his elegant handiwork. The irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly, together with Shaw's brilliant dialogue and splendid skills as a playwright, have made Pygmalion one of the most popular comedies in the English language. A staple of college drama courses, it is still widely performed
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Cataloging source
Midwest
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1856-1950
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Shaw, Bernard
Dewey number
822.912
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
Series statement
Dover thrift study edition
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  • Flower vending
  • Linguistics teachers
  • Social classes
  • Speech and social status
  • Electronic books
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486113784
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11615270
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11615270
System control number
(MWT)MWT11615270
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pygmalion, George Bernard Shaw, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780486113784
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT11615270
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11615270
System control number
(MWT)MWT11615270
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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