History Theatre / Pygmalion

20th Nov '16 3:09:20 AM eroock
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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.
9th Oct '16 2:44:57 PM eroock
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* AndStarring: Wendy Hiller receives an "introducing" credit for the 1938 film adaptation.
* BaitAndSwitchAccusation: Nepomuck announces that he knows Eliza's secret. Higgins appears concerned but then it turns out Nepomuck believes Eliza is a Hungarian princess.



* TheBet

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* TheBetTheBet: Colonel Pickering is betting his friend Higgins hat he can't make good on his boast that he could turn Cockney flower girl Eliza into a Duchess.



* DawsonCasting: A particularly ridiculous case: the original Eliza, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mrs._Patrick_Campbell Mrs. Patrick Campbell]], was ''forty-nine'' when she created the role.



* DoggedNiceGuy: Nice guy Freddy is madly in love with Eliza and courts her day in and day out but she is not taking any interst in him. Eventually both end up together, in the original play anyway.
* EntertaininglyWrong: Nepomuck's reasoning why Eliza must be Hungarian.
* 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.



* HighClassGlass: Nepomuck wears a monocle.



* InnocentFlowerGirl: Averted. Eliza Doolittle may be a flower girl, but she's far from innocent.



* MilkingTheGiantCow: In the movie Higgins does this pose while delivering a speech about how he pulled Eliza out of the gutters.



* TheNotLoveInterest: Eliza for Higgens, and ''vice versa'', though very much of the [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] variety.

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* MomentKiller: The constables in the streets when Eliza and Freddy try to kiss towards the end of the film.
* NameOnelinerName: Higgins to Nepomuck when the latter insists on Eliza being Hungarian.
--> "Have it your own way, maestro. Have it your own way."
* TheNotLoveInterest: Eliza for Higgens, Higgins, and ''vice versa'', though very much of the [[VitriolicBestBuds vitriolic]] variety.variety.
* PennyAmongDiamonds: Flower girl Eliza amongst the aristocrats at the ball.


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* PrincessForADay: Eliza gets the chance to step into the shoes of a duchess for the duration of a ball.
* ProperLady: Higgins succeeds to turn Eliza into one.


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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.
* SarcasticConfession: Henry Higgins is successfully (if secretly) passing off Eliza as a Duchess at a grand Ball; when he himself is asked his opinion of her, he says she's just a poor flower girl.


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* SophisticatedAsHell: Eliza, after learning how to speak with [[IAmVeryBritish perfectly correct English diction]], still occasionally shifts into slang (Higgins has to explain her use of "done her in" as an example of "the new small talk") and profanity ("Walk! Not bloody likely").
* TantrumThrowing: After the ball Eliza is upset and throws Higgins' slippers after him.
* TrainingMontage: The 1938 film has two montages of Eliza being trained by Higgins.
4th Oct '16 10:15:07 AM Morgenthaler
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'''''Pygmalion''''' (full title: ''Pygmalion: A Romance in Five Acts'') is a 1913 play by Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw.

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'''''Pygmalion''''' ''Pygmalion'' (full title: ''Pygmalion: A Romance in Five Acts'') is a 1913 play by Creator/GeorgeBernardShaw.
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.
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