History Theatre / Pygmalion

19th Sep '17 4:06:29 PM gurkle2
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The 1938 film version updated the clothes and some of the references to the present day, even though the story was clearly rooted in [UnintentionalPeriodPiece the England of 25 years earlier]. ''My Fair Lady'' chose to move the story back to the time when Shaw wrote it.

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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The 1938 film version updated the clothes and some of the references to the present day, even though the giving this feel to a story that was clearly rooted in [UnintentionalPeriodPiece [[UnintentionalPeriodPiece the England of 25 years earlier].earlier]]. ''My Fair Lady'' chose to move the story back to the time when Shaw wrote it.
19th Sep '17 4:05:26 PM gurkle2
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* GenteelInterbellumSetting: The 1938 film version updated the clothes and some of the references to the present day, even though the story was clearly rooted in [UnintentionalPeriodPiece the England of 25 years earlier]. ''My Fair Lady'' chose to move the story back to the time when Shaw wrote it.
8th May '17 4:19:37 PM freyalorelei
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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. Shaw adapted his own play and won Oscar for his script.

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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Leslie Howard Creator/LeslieHoward and Wendy Hiller. Shaw adapted his own play and won Oscar for his script.
20th Nov '16 3:09:20 AM eroock
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!!Tropes used by the play:

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!!Tropes used by the play:
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9th Nov '16 9:25:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* AdaptationalAlternateEnding: The play originally ended with [[spoiler:Eliza going off to marry Freddy.]] The 1938 film adaptation [[spoiler:implies Eliza and Higgins ending up together.]]
3rd Nov '16 4:56:14 PM nicksplosivez
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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: After the ball Higgins delivers an angry TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Eliza on the stairs but then stumbles and almost falls while walking off to his room.

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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: After the ball Higgins delivers an angry TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Eliza on the stairs stairs, but then spoils it by slamming the door in the play, and stumbles and almost falls while walking off to his room.room in the 1938 film.
3rd Nov '16 2:16:21 AM eroock
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* RevisedEnding: The play originally ended with Eliza going off to marry Freddy. The 1938 film adaptation implies Eliza and Higgins ending up together.
19th Oct '16 10:26:55 PM Tabs
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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: After the ball Higgins delivers an angry TheReasonWhyYouSuckSpeech to Eliza on the stairs but then stumbles and almost falls while walking off to his room.

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* FailedAttemptAtDrama: After the ball Higgins delivers an angry TheReasonWhyYouSuckSpeech TheReasonYouSuckSpeech to Eliza on the stairs but then stumbles and almost falls while walking off to his room.
9th Oct '16 2:48:49 PM eroock
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--->'''Higgins (to his mother):''' "My idea of a lovable woman is something as like you as possible."

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--->'''Higgins -->'''Higgins (to his mother):''' "My idea of a lovable woman is something as like you as possible."



* NameOnelinerName: Higgins to Nepomuck when the latter insists on Eliza being Hungarian.
--> "Have it your own way, maestro. Have it your own way."


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* OneLinerNameOneLiner: Higgins to Nepomuck when the latter insists on Eliza being Hungarian.
--> "Have it your own way, maestro. Have it your own way."
9th Oct '16 2:47:00 PM eroock
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* HypocriticalHumor: Henry Higgins, after bein told by his maid not to swear in front of Eliza, retorts:
--->I never swear. I detest this habit. What the devil do you mean?



* IResembleThatRemark: Henry Higgins, after being told by his maid not to swear in front of Eliza, retorts:
-->I never swear. I detest this habit. What the devil do you mean?



* JerkAss: Henry Higgins.

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* JerkAss: JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Henry Higgins.
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