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Pygmalion; or, The Statue fair

William Brough

Pygmalion; or, The Statue fair

an original burlesque.

by William Brough

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Published by Thomas Hailes Lacy in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

SeriesLacy"s acting editionof plays [1850-18-?]; 75
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL13732146M

In March , William Brough's play Pygmalion; or, The Statue Fair was revived, and in May of that year, a visiting French company produced Victor Massé's Galathée. Described as having a complex plot that largely involves changing social status through matrimony, the story revolves around a young sculptor, Pygmalion, who creates a young. Shaw's play takes its title from the myth of Pygmalion, which is told in Ovid's epic Latin poem of mythological transformations, the Metamorphoses. In the myth, Pygmalion makes a sculpture of his ideal woman, named Galatea. He falls in love with his beautiful statue, which then comes to life.

Pygmalion and My Fair Lady Reissue Edition by George Bernard Shaw (Author), Alan Jay Lerner (Author), Richard H. Goldstone (Introduction) & out of 5 stars 8 ratings. ISBN ISBN Why is ISBN important? ISBN. This bar-code number lets you verify that you're getting exactly the right version or edition of a /5(8). The main character of the tale, as the title suggests, is Pygmalion. Pygmalion, repulsed by the apparently loose and reprehensible lives of the women of his era, decides to live unaccompanied and unmarried. Using his exceptional skills as an artisan and sculptor, he fashions a statue made from ivory.

Pygmalion was an ancient Greek legend, who was a sculptor and a king. He fell in love with his ivory statue of his own ideal woman. He prayed. In response to his prayer, the Goddess gave life to the statue and then the king married it. This much of information was sufficient for me to know why the title of this book was chosen by G.B. Shaw /5. “Pygmalion” written by the Roman poet Ovid is an ancient myth and a part of Ovid’s book of “Metamorphose.” Its modern interpretation took place in Bernard’s .


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Pygmalion; or, The Statue fair by William Brough Download PDF EPUB FB2

Pygmalion; or, The Statue Fair is a play by William Brough that was advertised as a musical burlesque. It was first produced inand revived in March Ballet: Pygmalion, ou La Statue de Chypre.

Pygmalion and the Statue, Out of the Tenth Book of Ovid’s Metamorphoses The 1Propætides, for their impudent Behaviour, being turn’d into Stone byVenus, Pygmalion, Prince ofCyprus, detested all Women for their Sake, and resolv’d never to marry: He falls in love with a Statue of his own making, which is chang’d into a Maid, whom he marries.

The story for both "Pygmalion" and "My Fair Lady" is about both Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle. Professor Higgins is a linguist who forms a bet with Pickering to covert Eliza from a poor flower girl to a duchess just by cleaning her speech.

The musical really focuses on the character development of Professor by: The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue Pygmalion and Galatea by Jean-Léon Gérôme Publius Ovidius Naso(43 BC – AD 17 or 18), known as Ovid, was a Roman poet who wrote about love, seduction, and mythologicaltransformation.

Ovid was very influential on Western art and literature. The Roman poet Ovid, in his Metamorphoses, Book X, relates that Pygmalion, a sculptor, makes an ivory statue representing his ideal of womanhood and then falls in love with his own creation, which he names Galatea; the goddess Venus brings the statue to life in answer to his prayer.

Pygmalion, off'ring, first approach'd the shrine, And then with pray'rs implor'd the pow'rs divine: " Almighty gods, if all we mortals want, If all we can require, be yours to grant, Make this fair statue mine, Pygmalion; or he would have said, But chang'd his words for shame, and only pray'd: ".

In book 10 of Ovid's Metamorphoses, Pygmalion was a Cypriot sculptor who carved a woman out of ing to Ovid, after seeing the Propoetides prostituting themselves, Pygmalion declared that he was "not interested in women", but then found his statue was so beautiful and realistic that he fell in love with it.

In time, Aphrodite's festival day came, and Pygmalion made offerings at the. Pygmalion makes the statue so beautiful that he falls in love with it.

Then, at a festival for Aphrodite, he prays that the goddess will give him a wife just like his statue. She decides to do him one better and actually bring his statue to life. The statue becomes a real woman, and she and Pygmalion get married and have two children.

In the opening act, the audience cannot know that beneath the mud and behind the horrible speech sounds stands the potential of a great "work of art." This carries through the Pygmalion-Galatea theme in which a crude piece of marble is transformed into a beautiful statue.

One of Shaw's best works, Pygmalion is a perceptive comedy of wit and wisdom about the spunky flower girl and her irascible speech professor. The flower girl Eliza Doolittle teaches the egotistical phonetics professor Henry Higgins that to be a lady means more than just learning to speak like one/5().

Shaw took his title from the ancient Greek legend of the famous sculptor named Pygmalion who could find nothing good in women, and, as a result, he resolved to live out his life unmarried. However, he carved a statue out of ivory that was so beautiful and so perfect that he fell in love with his own creation.

Indeed, the statue was so perfect. Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw, named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life.

Shaw’s story of the flower girl from the slums who was taught to speak so properly that she was able to pass as a duchess at an ambassador’s garden party is perhaps one of the best known works by Shaw, partly because of the popularity of the play which, in turn, inspired a more sentimentalized version in a popular movie and, later, became one of the world’s most popular musical comedies.

About Pygmalion and My Fair Lady (50th Anniversary Edition). The ancient Greeks tell the legend of the sculptor Pygmalion, who created a statue of a woman of.

Pygmalion And The Statue poem by Ovid. PYGMALION loathing their lascivious Life Abhorred all Womankind but most a Wife So single chose to live and shunned to wed.

Page. The story is based on the myth of Pygmalion as told in Ovid's Metamorphoses. In Rameau and Ballot de Sauvot's version, the sculptor Pigmalion creates a beautiful statue to which he declares his love. His girlfriend, Céphise, begs for attention; Pigmalion spurns her and entreats the goddess Venus to bring his statue.

He fashions his own perfect women from ivory. The statue is so lifelike that he falls in love with it. He dresses it, kisses it, and prays to the gods for a woman like the ivory statue.

The gods hear his prayer, and to Pygmalion’s surprise, the statue comes alive. She bears Pygmalion a daughter, Paphos, who in turn bears a son, Cinyras.

Directed by George Cukor. With Audrey Hepburn, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Wilfrid Hyde-White. Snobbish phonetics Professor Henry Higgins agrees to a wager that he can make flower girl Eliza Doolittle presentable in high society/10(K). In retrospect, it seems quite obvious to have published Shaw's "Pygmalion" and Lerner and Loewe's "My Fair Lady" in one volume, but it took untilapparently, for it to happen.

It makes the ability to compare and contrast the works much easier/5(8). Get this from a library. Pygmalion, or, The statue fair: an original burlesque.

[William Brough]. The musical "My Fair Lady" is based off of this play to the point that many scenes are even word-for-word. The differences between the musical and this book, though, is huge in my opinion.

The story for both "Pygmalion" and "My Fair Lady" is about both Professor Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle/5().The Story of Pygmalion and the Statue Pygmalion loathing their lascivious life, Abhorr'd all womankind, but most a wife: So single chose to live, and shunn'd to wed, Well pleas'd to want a consort of his bed.

Yet fearing idleness, the nurse of ill, In sculpture exercis'd his happy skill; And carv'd in iv'ry such a maid, so fair.Pygmalion is a famous sculptor, known throughout Cyprus for his ability to create lifelike statues.

Too lifelike, sometimes. Some writers say that he's also the King of Cyprus, but this only shows up in a few accounts. (Oh, and don't confuse this Pygmalion with Pygmalion, King of Tyre—that's a .