Fair Lady Essays

  • A Fair Lady

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    A Fair Lady, worthy of Pygmalion Consider this possibility: a romantic comedy with no nudity, no sex, and no kissing. In fact, there aren't even any declarations of love. The closest the female character comes to admitting her feelings is saying that she could have danced all night with the man; the closest he gets is remarking that he's grown accustomed to her face. Could such a project lift off the pad in today's climate? Almost certainly not - no studio would green light the film without

  • Pygmalion My Fair Lady

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    Pygmalion & My Fair Lady The play Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, the musical, are the same story. The only major difference between the two, is that My Fair Lady has songs added to the dialogue. I believe the musical version is more enjoyable because the music adds more feeling to the story. The opening scene is after an opera. The higher class people spill out into the streets. It is here that Eliza is selling her flowers. Eliza is a poor girl with a very thick accent. She is a respectable girl, which

  • Comparing Pygmalion and My Fair Lady

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    Comparing Pygmalion and My Fair Lady Through the years, countless film directors have adapted and recreated various novels and plays to make them ideal for the big-screen. In many cases, directors strive to keep their screenplay adaptations true to the original literature; however, viewers often find contrasts in certain areas of the film. George Bernard Shaw, author of the play Pygmalion, who had passed away prior to the production of My Fair Lady in 1964, therefore, he could not assist in

  • Social Classes in George Bernard Shaw’s "Pygmalion" and the Movie "My Fair Lady"

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    passing her off as a duchess at the royal ball. Pygmalion was later adapted into the film, My Fair Lady in 1964, and although there are many differences between the two, the play delivers Shaw’s central message of social criticism, which is not to interfere within other social classes and not to meddle in society, more effectively than the movie. There are many distinctions between Pygmalion and My Fair Lady, which helps the play deliver Shaw’s message, which is not to intrude in other social classes

  • Essay on the Perfect Women of As You Like It and Much Ado About Nothing

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    beauty and fairness. "All the pictures fairest lined are but black to Rosalind. Let no face be kept in mind but the fair of Rosalind."1 Phebe, another female character in this play, had a crush on Rosalind when she was disguised as Ganymede, a young boy in the forest. Obviously, this love was merely physical; Phebe was just attracted to Rosalind's good looks. Beatrice is also a fair lady. Men were attracted to her, including Don Pedro, the prince of Arragon, who asked for her hand in marriage. Benedick

  • Death Wins Again

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    Emily Dickinson’s “Death is a supple Suitor,” speaks of Death, as if it is an innocent, gentle caller who seeks to win the attention of his fair lady. Dickinson metaphorically tells a story of Death’s win over the one he is pursuing by contrasting the processes of courting, as a gentleman would do, and dying, as Death would occur. Dickinson incorporates many details, which will be discussed, and presents us with two sides of the running metaphor, which speaks of Death as a suitor, and also as the

  • The Role Of Women in Shakespeare's Othello

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    The Role Of Women in Othello In Shakespeare's Othello, as in most writings of his time, women are viewed as trophies or objects to capture the attention of men. I do not doubt that these men do love their wives, but the love, respect and admiration for their women is much different that of our time. It seems modern women are much more capable of having what could be known as an "equal opportunity" marriage. In the days of sacred virginity, and honesty of one's word, well off women such as Desdemona

  • Review on "Black Comedy"

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    experience. Never in my life had I used a British accent or a Cockney, now that I think of it. It was really hard for me to get that all down. Chris really did his job by pounding it away into our brains with all the packets and tapes. I had to watch “My Fair Lady” to get that wonderful Cockney down. Dialect work was the topic of our second rehearsal with little comments throughout the production. Oh what a lovely set we had! With some measurements that were missing or wrong. All Hail Jim! I really enjoyed

  • My Fair Lady Essay

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    My Fair Lady is a 1964 American musical film adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion. The origins of Pygmalion are found in Greek mythology. In Ovid’s Metamorphoses, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who was not interested in women. However, he felt in love with Galatea, his masterpiece, a beautiful statue of a woman out of ivory. He prayed so long and constantly to Aphrodita that the Goddess finally brought the statue alive. Afterwards the couple got married and they lived together a ‘happy

  • The Archetype of The Prostitute With a Heart of Gold

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    When present in the unconscious, an archetype shapes thoughts, feelings, moods, speech, and actions. The ‘prostitute with a heart of gold’ originated in early Greek mythology as the story of Pygmalion. Next, a more modern version called My Fair Lady was written and performed in the 1950’s. Then in the 1980’s the movie Pretty Woman came out, which has the same story line as the other two, although it is a lot more modernized and the theme of a ‘prostitute with a heart of gold’ is much more

  • Comparison Of Pygmalion And My Fair Lady

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    "My Fair Lady" is a Broadway musical Written by Alan Jay Lerner who was also the Lyricist and was Composed by Fredrick Loewe. It opened on Broadway in 1956, it ran on Broadway for 6 years and has had many Revivals. The Musical is based on a play written by Bernard Shaw known as "Pygmalion" and opened in 1913 and had many Adaptations, one being "My Fair Lady" which Shaw did not want to be created. The original play itself was based off a Greek mythology figure Pygmalion who was in love with his statues

  • Smile For The Camera By Kelle James

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    while. Kelle stands outside the Modeling agency’s door. She takes a deep breath, pushes the door open, and walks inside. A tall lady walks into the room and calls Kelle’s name. Kelle follows her into a small officewhere her height is measured. Kelle’s to short to be a runway model but she doesn’t want to be a runway model, she wants to be a model in pictures. However, the lady doesn’t care what Kelle wants and rushes her out of the room. Kelle walks around New York City barefoot. She finds herself in

  • Ivy Rowe's Fair And Tender Ladies

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    The book "Fair and Tender Ladies" is a manifesto of women's writing and personal look at the great history of literature. The author creates an epistolary novel in which offers to read the letters of women, who began writing at the age of ten and continued to write until her old age. At the beginning of the book we meet the main character as a little girl who describes her world with a simple thought and naive language with a lot of errors and dialect. The audience realizes that this girl is an active

  • G. B. Shaw's 'Pygmalion'

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    Doolittle, how to speak English in an upper-class manner and transform her as to pass her off for a lady. In one sense she is the very antithesis of Galatea, since she starts a child of nature and ends an artefact. Nor is Higgins ever allowed to acknowledge to himself that he might fall in love with her. But another sense runs counter to this. Eliza’s transformation is more than from a common girl to lady. Higgins begins with what is to him no meant, and eventually has to acknowledge his creation as

  • My Fair Lady Vs Pygmalion

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    Pygmalion, Shaw's written play and the movie My Fair Lady, each share similarities and differences that help develop the plot. In Ovid's version, the symbolism derived was falling in love with one's own creation and self-obsession. Both the movie and play have similar connections to the myth and certain forms of archetypal criticism although the movie demonstrates this more through and interactions of the characters. Based on the events of My Fair Lady, the same archetype from the myth is portrayed

  • British Literature: Past and Present

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    British literature continues to be read and analyzed because the themes, motifs and controversies that people struggled with in the past are still being debated today. The strongest themes that were presented in this course related to changing governments, the debate about equity between blacks and whites, men and women and rich and poor, and the concern about maintaining one’s cultural identity. The evolution of governments was a constant theme throughout the course, beginning with the lesson on

  • Comparing Language and Identity in Pygmalion and Educating Rita

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    Pygmalion and Educating Rita:  Language and Identity This essay is based on the reading of two literary plays, George Bernard Shaw’s Pygmalion and Willy Russell’s Educating Rita. Language and identity are two expressions that need to be explained. English is the official language in several countries; Chinese is the language spoken by Chinese people and Danish is how Danes speak. But languages could also be described as different ways of talking due to social background, education, profession

  • Pygmalion Research Paper

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    Some are refined, like gold, in the furnace of affliction. Others are refined, like school children, by a professor in phonetics. Pygmalion, a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912, tells the story of how a young Cockney flower girl, named Eliza Doolittle, is taught by Professor Henry Higgins to become an educated duchess in the late Victorian Era. The Victorian Era in London greatly impacted the setting and influences in Pygmalion. The stressed government could not fund multiple programs,

  • The Themes of Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw

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    The play, Pygmalion, by Bernard Shaw is about a phonetics expert who makes a bet that he can pass a Cockney flower girl as a duchess in the matter of a few months. This girl, Eliza does achieve the transformation, but at the expense of a familiar life in the gutters, and risks being caste off into the world with nowhere to turn. This play explores many themes, has extensive use of symbolism, interesting tonality, irony, and the play itself is an allusion to ancient Greek mythology. The major theme

  • The Immaturity of Professor Higgins in Pygmalion

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    The Immaturity of Professor Higgins in Pygmalion Professor Higgins is seen throughout Pygmalion as a very rude man. While one may expect a well educated man, such as Higgins, to be a gentleman, he is far from it.  Higgins believes that how you treated someone is not important, as long as you treat everyone equally. The great secret, Eliza, is not having bad manners or good manners or any other particular sort of manners, but having the same manner for all human souls: in short, behaving