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Queen Madame Crazypants


George Bernard Shaw
Play; fiction
151 pages
Pygamalion tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics, who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill - a young, poor, gentleman.

I am glad that I read this play before I go and see a production this weekend of "My Fair Lady". I thought that it was an ok read. There were quite a few times that I wanted to smack Henry Higgins, and I am sure many of you that have read/seen the play, feel the same way. The storyline was quite interesting and I honestly think that it will be more entertaining seeing it performed than it was reading the play.

Books read this year: 37/50.
Pages read this year: 12425/15000

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