'More radical and much funnier than Lerner and Loewe's romantic musical'-"The Guardian"."Pygmalion"is one of Shaw's most accessibleand entertaining plays; its characters particularly Professor Higgins and his pupil Eliza Doolittle have become household names. The fame of"Pygmalion"has been both enhanced and undermined by the musical adaptation"My Fair Lady". This is a fresh, up to date and accessibly written critical edition for literature and drama students.An authoritative andacademically rigorous edition, edited by the Shaw Estate and international Shaw expert, Len Connolly. Students will find a wealth of information to guide their studies: an extended introduction exploring theatrical and historical context,critical reactions to Pygmalion, background on the author, stage history, and character analysis. It also includes Shaw's original preface, the Pygmalian and Galatea myth (Ovid) and Shaw's rehearsal notes for the 1914 premiere. The play itself contains numerous notes and explanations throughout to aid the student's understanding.
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L. W. Conolly is a leading authority on Shaw. He is Literary Advisor to the Shaw Estate, Vice-President of the International Shaw Society, a Corresponding Scholar of the Shaw Festival in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, and the author and editor of numerous essays and books on Shaw. Professor of English Literature at Trent University in Ontario, Dr Conolly is also a Senior Member of Robinson College, Cambridge, and is an elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada.
Edited by Leonard Conolly.