G. B. Shaw’s Pygmalion

19 Aug

This month’s book club choice is Pygmalion, which I just finished. I think I read this play before. I have seen My Fair Lady and have enjoyed Arms and the Man and St. Joan, both written by Shaw.

This is one of the best plays my book club’s read this year. It’s funny without being too farcical or predictable. I loved that the two main characters both argue strongly and with equal heft. I’d forgotten that Higgins had the habit of swearing and a blind spot about it. The play makes for a fun, smart quick read.

To get some fresh cinematic input on this story, I got Americanizing Shelley from Netflix. It was so amateurish, I had to stop watching after a few minutes. The writing was poor and the production values low.


Posted by on August 19, 2011 in British Lit, classic, drama


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