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Essays on Pygmalion

by George Bernard Shaw

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genre
Author

George Bernard Shaw

based-on
Genre

Romantic comedy, social criticism

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Date premiered

16 October 1913

influence
Place premiered

Hofburg Theatre in Vienna, Austria

plot
Setting

London, England

idea
Major Characters

Professor Henry Higgins, Colonel Pickering, Eliza Doolittle, Alfred Doolittle, Mrs. Pearce, Mrs. Higgins, Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Clara Eynsford-Hill, Freddy Eynsford-Hill

purpose
Plot

The play tells the story of a poor, young flower girl who has been disrespected and overlooked because of her appearance and the dialect she speaks.

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