When George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion more than a half century ago, no one could have predicted his play would eventually be converted into one of the great musicals of our time: My Fair Lady. Generations of readers and theatergoers have found relevance in Shaw's story of speech therapist Henry Higgins, who successfully transforms Liza Doolitle, a "draggle-tailed guttersnipe," into a darling of high society who momentarily upsets his hard-edged reserve. The extraordinary wit of this master dramatist of the 20th century cuts away at the artificiality of class distinctions to reveal that human clay can be molded into wondrous shapes. Recommended for grade 12. 2001, Dover Thrift Edition. Copyright 1994. Dimensions: 5 x 8 inches. Soft cover. 82 pp.
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