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Pygmalion

OVERVIEW

  • Playwright

    George Bernard (GB) Shaw 

  • Setting

    Period - the Present (1914) Act 1 The portico of St. Paul's, Covent Garden 11.15pm

  • Synopsis

    A phonetics Professor wagers that he can pass off a Cockney flower seller as a sophisticated London society lady by teaching her how to speak 'properly'.

  • Play Type

    Plays General

  • Number Of Acts

    Full-Length

  • Cast Size Male

    6

  • Cast Size Female

    6

ORIGINAL PRODUCTION

Original Cast  
Alfred Doolittle Edmund Gurney
Clara Eynsford-Hill Margaret Busse
Mrs. Eynsford-Hill Carlotta Addison
A Bystander Roy Byford
Freddy Eynsford-Hill Algernon Greig
Eliza Doolitle Mrs. Patrick Campbell
Colonel Pickering Philip Merivale
Henry Higgins Herbert Tree
A Sarcastic Bystander Alexander Sarner
Mrs. Pearce Geraldine Olliffe
Mrs. Higgins Rosalind Mayne-Young
Parlourmaid Irene Delisse

PUBLISHED SCRIPTS

  • Title

    The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 4

  • Year

    1972

  • Published By

    The Bodley Head

  • Address

    England

  • ISBN

    0370013905

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SOURCE OF INFORMATION

The information for this entry was taken from The Bodley Head Bernard Shaw: Volume 4