Pygmalion and three other plays

Book Cover
Average Rating
Publisher:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Pub. Date:
Varies, see individual formats and editions
Language:
English
Description
George Bernard Shaw is one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. The collection "Pygmalion and Three Other Plays" contains his best works, which are known for their rapier wit, ideas of decency, and portrayal of human relationships. Shaw wanted his audiences to realize that people, regardless of race, gender, or class, were all human beings with the same needs as everyone else. "Pygmalion" is a modern retelling of the classic story of the same name. Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, tries to transform a lower-class cockney girl into a lady by teaching her to speak like a proper Englishwoman. What Higgins forgets, though, is that Eliza is a human being who only wants to be treated as such; in Higgins' mind, Eliza is a fun wager, a test of his abilities. When he thinks that he has won and turned Eliza into a fine lady, he becomes lonely and misses her vivacious personality. "Major Barbara," "The Doctor's Dilemma," and "Heartbreak House" all deal with different themes, but each play contains a unique play of words, blending comedy with feeling and heart to create a story which will make a large impression on the audiences' heart.
Also in This Series
More Like This
More Details
Contributors:
ISBN:
9781593080785
9781420947427
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID49ca02aa-3708-e655-83f4-5361cf499f9b
Grouping Titlepygmalion and three other plays
Grouping Authorbernard shaw
Grouping Categorybook
Grouping LanguageEnglish (eng)
Last Grouping Update2021-06-01 11:06:12AM
Last Indexed2021-07-24 05:02:15AM
Novelist Primary ISBNnone

Solr Details

accelerated_reader_point_value0
accelerated_reader_reading_level0
authorShaw, Bernard, 1856-1950.
author2-rolehoopla digital.
author_displayShaw, Bernard
available_at_aimslibraryAims Community College - Greeley
detailed_location_aimslibraryAims Greeley Circulation
display_descriptionGeorge Bernard Shaw is one of the most influential playwrights of the twentieth century. The collection "Pygmalion and Three Other Plays" contains his best works, which are known for their rapier wit, ideas of decency, and portrayal of human relationships. Shaw wanted his audiences to realize that people, regardless of race, gender, or class, were all human beings with the same needs as everyone else. "Pygmalion" is a modern retelling of the classic story of the same name. Professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician, tries to transform a lower-class cockney girl into a lady by teaching her to speak like a proper Englishwoman. What Higgins forgets, though, is that Eliza is a human being who only wants to be treated as such; in Higgins' mind, Eliza is a fun wager, a test of his abilities. When he thinks that he has won and turned Eliza into a fine lady, he becomes lonely and misses her vivacious personality. "Major Barbara," "The Doctor's Dilemma," and "Heartbreak House" all deal with different themes, but each play contains a unique play of words, blending comedy with feeling and heart to create a story which will make a large impression on the audiences' heart.
format_aimslibraryBook
eBook
format_category_aimslibraryBooks
eBook
id49ca02aa-3708-e655-83f4-5361cf499f9b
isbn9781420947427
9781593080785
item_details
Bib IdItem IdShelf LocCall NumFormatFormat CategoryNum CopiesIs Order ItemIs eContenteContent SourceeContent FileeContent URLsubformatDetailed StatusLast CheckinLocationSub-location
ils:.b6410171x.i13746048xAims Greeley CirculationPR5361 .B37 20041falsefalseOn Shelfaigci
hoopla:MWT11940731Online Hoopla CollectionOnline HooplaeBookeBook1falsetrueHooplahttps://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11940731Available Online
itype_aimslibrary333
last_indexed2021-07-24T11:02:15.315Z
lexile_score-1
literary_formFiction
literary_form_fullDramas
Fiction
local_callnumber_aimslibraryPR5361 .B37 2004
owning_library_aimslibraryAims Community College
owning_location_aimslibraryAims Community College - Greeley
primary_isbn9781593080785
publishDate2004
2013
record_details
Bib IdFormatFormat CategoryEditionLanguagePublisherPublication DatePhysical DescriptionAbridged
ils:.b6410171xBookBooksEnglishBarnes & Noble Classics, 2004.xxxvi, 667 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
hoopla:MWT11940731eBookeBookEnglishNeeland Media LLC, 2013.1 online resource
recordtypegrouped_work
scoping_details_aimslibrary
Bib IdItem IdGrouped StatusStatusLocally OwnedAvailableHoldableBookableIn Library Use OnlyLibrary OwnedHoldable PTypesBookable PTypesLocal Url
ils:.b6410171x.i13746048xOn ShelfOn Shelffalsetruetruefalsefalsetrue188, 189, 190, 191
hoopla:MWT11940731Available OnlineAvailable Onlinefalsetruefalsefalsefalsefalse
seriesBarnes and Noble classics
series_with_volumeBarnes and Noble classics|
subject_facetComedies
Electronic books
Flower vending -- Drama
Linguistics teachers -- Drama
London (England) -- Drama
Shaw, Bernard, -- 1856-1950 -- Criticism and interpretation
Social classes -- Drama
Speech and social status -- Drama
title_displayPygmalion and three other plays
title_fullPygmalion and three other plays / George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini
Pygmalion and three other plays [electronic resource] / George Bernard Shaw, John Bertolini
title_shortPygmalion and three other plays
topic_facetCriticism and interpretation
Electronic books
Flower vending
Linguistics teachers
Shaw, Bernard
Social classes
Speech and social status