History Theatre / Pygmalion

9th Jan '16 7:53:14 PM AllenbysEyes
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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Creator/LeslieHoward and Wendy Hiller. Shaw an Oscar for his script.

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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Creator/LeslieHoward Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller. Shaw an adapted his own play and won Oscar for his script.
9th Jan '16 7:52:31 PM AllenbysEyes
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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, with Shaw winning an Oscar for his script.

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A well-received film version was shot in 1938, with directed by Anthony Asquith and starring Creator/LeslieHoward and Wendy Hiller. Shaw winning an Oscar for his script.
4th Sep '15 4:24:07 PM nombretomado
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[[TropeMaker It created the]] modern PygmalionPlot and directly inspired ''MyFairLady''.

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[[TropeMaker It created the]] modern PygmalionPlot and directly inspired ''MyFairLady''.''Theatre/MyFairLady''.



** Also worth noting, there is no real evidence to support this (indeed, a variety of BelligerentSexualTension seems far more likely) in the play itself. Shaw later attached an epilogue (that was really more of an essay) explaining why Eliza and Higgins would not be suited for each other, and how she should instead marry a man who is little more than a footnote in the play, itself. [[MyFairLady Few]] [[FanonDiscontinuity agree]].

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** Also worth noting, there is no real evidence to support this (indeed, a variety of BelligerentSexualTension seems far more likely) in the play itself. Shaw later attached an epilogue (that was really more of an essay) explaining why Eliza and Higgins would not be suited for each other, and how she should instead marry a man who is little more than a footnote in the play, itself. [[MyFairLady [[Film/MyFairLady Few]] [[FanonDiscontinuity agree]].
17th Jan '15 6:29:57 PM BlueIceTea
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* TheNotLoveInterest: Eliza for Higgens, and ''vice versa'', though very much of the [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] variety.
29th Nov '13 7:41:42 AM MacronNotes
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* EverythingsBetterWithChocolate: Higgins convinces Eliza to stay by offering her a chocolate, which Eliza nearly chokes on.
9th Feb '13 5:58:38 AM XFllo
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* AlliterativeName: Henry Higgins. Eliza, a Cockney girl, struggles with dropping H's and calls him 'Enry 'Iggins.
26th Nov '12 5:43:36 PM Kurtulmak
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* PygmalionPlot: The TropeCodifier, unintentionally. Shaw had intended to write a PygmalionSnapBack story, but the actors refused to play it any way but as a straightforward romance story due to ValuesDissonance. The epilogue was an attempt at ShipSinking to put an end to that, but it didn't work.

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* PygmalionPlot: The TropeCodifier, unintentionally. Shaw had intended to write a PygmalionSnapBack story, but the actors original cast refused to play it any way but as a straightforward romance story due to ValuesDissonance.the values of the time. The epilogue was an attempt at ShipSinking to put an end to that, but it didn't work.
26th Nov '12 5:41:18 PM Kurtulmak
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* PygmalionPlot: The TropeMaker

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* PygmalionPlot: The TropeMakerTropeCodifier, unintentionally. Shaw had intended to write a PygmalionSnapBack story, but the actors refused to play it any way but as a straightforward romance story due to ValuesDissonance. The epilogue was an attempt at ShipSinking to put an end to that, but it didn't work.
11th Sep '12 2:13:06 PM SS13
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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?
17th Aug '12 2:21:14 PM MadanEccles19
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* FunetikAksent: Shaw attempts to do this to represent Eliza's speech at first, but abandons it as unintelligible. (Throughout, however, he refuses to make use of standard English orthography, especially for contractions.)
-->THE FLOWER GIRL. Ow, eez ye-ooa san, is e? Wal, fewd dan y' de-ooty bawmz a mather should, eed now bettern to spawl a pore gel's flahrzn than ran awy athaht pyin. Will ye-oo py me f'them?

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* FunetikAksent: Shaw attempts to do this to represent Eliza's speech at first, but abandons it as unintelligible. (Throughout, however, he refuses to make use of standard English orthography, especially for contractions.)
He even uses the character 'ǝ' for "indefinite vowel")
-->THE FLOWER GIRL. Ow, eez ye-ooa yǝ-ooa san, is e? Wal, fewd dan y' de-ooty bawmz a mather should, eed now bettern to spawl a pore gel's flahrzn than ran awy athaht pyin. Will ye-oo py me f'them?
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