Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw

Author: George Shaw
Publisher:
ISBN: 1974124770
Release Date: 2017-08
Genre:

Shaw wrote the part of Eliza Doolittle - an east-end dona with an apron and three orange and red ostrich feathers - for Mrs Patrick Campbell, with whom he had a passionate but unconsummated affair. From the outset the play was a sensational success, although Shaw, irritated by its popularity at the expense of his artistic intentions, dismissed it as a potboiler. The Pygmalion of legend falls in love with his perfect female statue and persuades Venus to bring her to life so that he can marry her. But Shaw radically reworks Ovid's tale to give it a feminist slant: while Higgins teaches Eliza to speak and act like a duchess, she also asserts her independence, adamantly refusing to be his creation.

Pygmalion and My Fair Lady

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 0451517601
Release Date: 1975-04-01
Genre:

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Broadway premiere of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Lowe's "My Fair Lady," this special edition contains Shaw's original play and the script and lyrics for the Tony(- and Academy Award(-winning musical. Revised reissue.

The Streets Have No King

Author: JaQuavis Coleman
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781466893146
Release Date: 2017-04-25
Genre: Fiction

A street thriller of kidnapping, murder, trickery, and love that will have you at the edge of your seat. After 7 years of prison, multi-millionaire drug mogul Kane Garrett is back on the streets. But instead of diving back into the drug game, he’s teaching a college class, infusing business principles with his signature ruthless edge he developed in the streets. When a student—and heavy heroin dealer—named Basil catches Kane’s eye, Kane takes him on as a protégé and together, they build the biggest, smartest drug trafficking business the state has ever seen. But when Basil meets Moriah, Kane’s only daughter, lines get crossed and their dominant business union becomes a deadly rivalry. Welcome to a world where the kings meet their end and no one stays at the top for long. The crown always lies heavy on he who commands the streets—and Kane and Basil will fight to claim their rule, before power is toppled again, in The Streets Have No King by New York Times bestselling author JaQuavis Coleman.

Pygmalion and Major Barbara

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Bantam Classics
ISBN: 9780553905373
Release Date: 2008-07-29
Genre: Drama

George Bernard Shaw was the greatest British dramatist after Shakespeare, a satirist equal to Jonathan Swift, and a playwright whose most profound gift was his ability to make audiences think by provoking them to laughter. In one of his best-loved plays, Pygmalion, which later became the basis for the musical My Fair Lady, Shaw compels the audience to see the utter absurdity and hypocrisy of class distinction when Professor Henry Higgins wagers that he can transform a common flower girl into a lady—and then pass her off as a duchess—simply by changing her speech and manners. In Major Barbara Shaw spins out the drama of an eccentric millionaire, a romantic poet, and a misguided savior of souls, Major Barbara herself, in a topsy-turvy masterpiece of sophisticated banter and urbane humor. His brilliant dialogue, combined with his use of paradox and socialist theory, never fails to tickle, entertain—and challenge. From the Paperback edition.

Tongulish

Author: Rita Ann Higgins
Publisher:
ISBN: 1780373031
Release Date: 2016-04
Genre:

Tongulish is the language of sweet talk, babble, and blather, quibble and quizzical. And Tongulish is spoken throughout Rita Ann Higgins's lively new collection. These are provocative and heart-warming poems of hijinks and telling social comment by a gutsy, anarchic chronicler of Irish lives and foibles, mischievous and playful in their portrayal of feckless folk and outcasts, flirts and weasels, gasbags and scallywags.

The Complete Stories

Author: Franz Kafka
Publisher: Schocken
ISBN: IND:39000004342338
Release Date: 1988
Genre: KAFKA, FRANZ, 1883-1924--TRANSLATIONS INTO ENGLISH.

"All of Kafka's writing, with the exception of his three novels, is collected here and includes a number of fairly long stories followed by a group of shorter pieces varying in length from several pages to a single paragraph." Booklist.

Pygmalion and Three Other Plays

Author: Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company
ISBN: 1593080786
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Drama

Pygmalion follows the adventures of phonetics professor Henry Higgins as he attempts to transform cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a refined lady. The scene in which Eliza appears in high society with the correct accent but no notion of polite conversation is considered one of the funniest in English drama. Like most of Shaw's work, Pygmalion wins over audiences with wit, a taut morality, and an innate understanding of human relationships. This volume also includes Major Barbara, which attacks both capitalism and charitable organizations, The Doctor's Dilemma, a keen-eyed examination of medical morals and malpractice, and Heartbreak House, which exposes the spiritual bankruptcy of the generation responsible for the bloodshed of World War I.

Plays by George Bernard Shaw

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Signet Classics
ISBN: 0451505603
Release Date: 1960-08-01
Genre:

1898. Most of Shaw's early plays were either banned by the censor or refused production. With Plays: Pleasant and Unpleasant he sought a reading audience. He also began the practice of writing the challenging, mocking, eloquent prefaces to his plays, which were sometimes longer than the play itself. This volume contains the Unpleasant: Widowers' Houses; The Philanderer; and Mrs. Warren's Profession.

No Exit and Three Other Plays

Author: Jean-Paul Sartre
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9781101971239
Release Date: 2015-07-15
Genre: Drama

4 plays about an existential portrayal of Hell, the reworking of the Electra-Orestes story, the conflict of a young intellectual torn between theory and conflict and an arresting attack on American racism.

Plays Unpleasant

Author: George Bernard Shaw
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781473375284
Release Date: 2015-06-04
Genre: Drama

Bernard Shaw's unique place among English critics has been recognized since the time he wrote the famous weekly assessments of the contemporary theatre in The Saturday Review from January 1895 to May 1898. The author collected those essays in the three volumes titled Our Theatres in the Nineties, but the present selection is the first to appear in a single volume. It contains some forty complete essays chosen to provide a representative cross-section of English theatre history in the eighteen-nineties. The Introduction examines Shaw's qualities as a critic, pointing to the remarkable body of knowledge with which he sustained his judgments and the invariable intellectual courtesy and serious consideration with which he approached his weekly task, and to the wit with which he lightened it. Shakespeare, Ibsen, Wilde, and Pinero are among the playwrights, Irving, Ellen Terry, Mrs. Patrick Campbell, Forbes-Robertson, Bernhardt, and Duse, among the players, to whom Shaw's attention was particularly given in the essays reprinted here. He is seen championing Shakespeare the poet as emphatically as Isben the social thinker, while his campaign to convert Irving to Ibsenism is seen in the essays and is discussed temperately in the Introduction.Keywords: Bernard Shaw Mrs Patrick Campbell Nineties English Critics Contemporary Theatre Theatre History Complete Essays Ellen Terry Remarkable Body Pinero Duse Body Of Knowledge Unique Place Bernhardt Playwrights Cross Section Judgments Forbes Wit English History

The Children of Men

Author: P. D. James
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 9780307367716
Release Date: 2012-01-11
Genre: Fiction

The Children of Men begins in England in 2021, in a world where all human males have become sterile and no child will be born again. The final generation has turned twenty-five, and civilization is giving way to strange faiths and cruelties, mass suicides and despair. Theodore Faron, Oxford historian and cousin to the omnipotent Warden of England, a dictator of great subtlety, has resigned himself to apathy. Then he meets Julian, a bright, attractive woman, who wants Theo to join her circle of unlikely revolutionaries, a move that may shatter his shell of passivity.… And maybe, just maybe, hold the key to survival for the human race. From the Trade Paperback edition.

How to Read Literature Like a Professor For Kids

Author: Thomas C. Foster
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 9780062200877
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

In How to Read Literature Like a Professor: For Kids, New York Times bestselling author and professor Thomas C. Foster gives tweens the tools they need to become thoughtful readers. With funny insights and a conversational style, he explains the way writers use symbol, metaphor, characterization, setting, plot and other key techniques to make a story come to life. From that very first middle school book report to that first college course, kids need to be able to understand the layers of meaning in literature. Foster makes learning this important skill fun and exciting by using examples from How the Grinch Stole Christmas to The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, from short stories and poems to movie scripts. This go-to guide unlocks all the hidden secrets to reading, making it entertaining and satisfying.

George Bernard Shaw s Pygmalion

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Chelsea House Pub
ISBN: UOM:39015014164431
Release Date: 1988
Genre: Drama

Essays discuss the themes, style, and plot of Shaw's play, and compare it to plays by Shakespeare and Ibsen