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One of George Bernard Shaw's best known plays Pygmalion was a rousing success on the London and New York stages an entertaining motion picture and a great hit with its musical version My Fair Lady An updated and considerably revised version of the ancient Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea the 20th century story pokes fun at the antiquated British class system In Shaw's clever adaptation Professor Henry Higgins a linguistic expert takes on a bet that he can transform an awkward cockney flower seller into a refined young lady simply by polishing her manners and changing the way she speaks In the process of convincing society that his creation is a mysterious royal figure the Professor also falls in love with his elegant handiworkThe irresistible theme of the emerging butterfly together with Shaw's brilliant dialogue and splendid skills as a playwright have made Pygmalion one of the most popular comedies in the English language A staple of college drama courses it is still widely performed


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