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Pygmalion and three other plays, George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini, (electronic resource)

Label
Pygmalion and three other plays
Title
Pygmalion and three other plays
Statement of responsibility
George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
George Bernard Shaw is one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. The collection "Pygmalion and Three Other Plays" contains his best works, which are known for their rapier wit, ideas of decency, and portrayal of human relationships. Shaw wanted his audiences to realize that people, regardless of race, gender, or class, were all human beings with the same needs as everyone else. "Pygmalion" is a modern retelling of the classic story of the same name. Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, tries to transform a lower-class cockney girl into a lady by teaching her to speak like a proper Englishwoman. What Higgins forgets, though, is that Eliza is a human being who only wants to be treated as such; in Higgins' mind, Eliza is a fun wager, a test of his abilities. When he thinks that he has won and turned Eliza into a fine lady, he becomes lonely and misses her vivacious personality. "Major Barbara," "The Doctor's Dilemma," and "Heartbreak House" all deal with different themes, but each play contains a unique play of words, blending comedy with feeling and heart to create a story which will make a large impression on the audiences' heart
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1856-1950
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Shaw, Bernard
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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hoopla digital
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  • Speech and social status
  • Linguistics teachers
  • Social classes
  • Flower vending
  • Electronic books
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
Pygmalion and three other plays, George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11940731
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Publication
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online resource
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  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11940731
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11940731
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11940731
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Pygmalion and three other plays, George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini, (electronic resource)
Link
https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11940731
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
MWT11940731
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT11940731
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11940731
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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