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The English have no respect for their language, and will not teach their children to speak it. They spell it so abominably that no man can teach himself what it sounds like.
Bernard
Shaw
Pygmalion
 
Bernard Shaw
 
Based on classical myth, Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion plays on the complex business of human relationships in a social world. Phonetics Professor Henry Higgins tutors the very Cockney Eliza Doolittle, not only in the refinement of speech, but also in the refinement of her manner. When the end result produces a very ladylike Miss Doolittle, the lessons learned become much more far reaching. The successful musical My Fair Lady was based on this Bernard Shaw classic.
 
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CONTENTS
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NEW YORK: BRENTANO, 1916
NEW YORK: BARTLEBY.COM, 1999
 
PREFACE: A Professor of Phonetics
ACT I
ACT II
ACT III
ACT IV
ACT V
SEQUEL: What Happened Afterwards



 
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