George Bernard Shaw Pygmalion

(4.4 stars; 7 reviews)

Pygmalion First broadcast: Sat 12th Aug 2006, 13:00 on BBC 7 Imelda Staunton and Simon Cadell star in George Bernard Shaw's classic play about the refinement of Eliza Doolittle. Named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in 1913. Pygmalion both delighted and scandalized its first audiences. A brilliantly witty reworking of the classical tale of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with his perfect female statue, it is also a barbed attack on the British class system and a statement of Shaw's feminist views. In Shaw's hands, the phoneticist Henry Higgins is the Pygmalion figure who believes he can transform Eliza Doolittle, a cockney flower girl, into a duchess at ease in polite society. The one thing he overlooks is that his 'creation' has a mind of her own.

This recording is part of the Old Time Radio collection.


Pygmalion 1:27:04


Very nice drama

(5 stars)

I didn't realize this is the story from the movie "My Fair Lady". Very enjoyable.

(5 stars)

Fantastic presentation, a play with humor and depth