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by George Bernard Shaw (1856 – 1950)
Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on the Greek myth of the same name. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can successfully pass off a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, as a refined society lady by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill – a young, poor, gentleman.
The play was later the basis for the successful movie adaptation “My Fair Lady” with Audrey Hepburn as Eliza and Rex Harrison as Prof. Higgins.
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Total running time: 2:54:03
Narrator – read by Kirsten Ferreri & Mary Anderson
The Daughter / Miss Clara Eynsford Hill – read by Susie G.
The Mother / Mrs Eynsford Hill – read by Gesine
A Bystander – read by Peter Yearsley
Freddy Eynsford Hill – read by ianish
The Flower Girl / Liza Doolittle – read by Kristin Hughes
A Gentleman / Captain Pickering – read by Martin Clifton
The Note Taker / Professor Henry Higgins – read by Alex Foster
A Sarcastic Bystander – read by Peter Yearsley
Mrs Pearce – read by Christiane Levesque
Alfred Doolittle – read by David Barnes
Mrs Higgins – read by Larysa Jaworski
Parlour-Maid – read by Linda Wilcox
Director/File editor – David Lawrence
mp3 and ogg files
- 0 – Introduction – 00:10:16
- 1 – Act I – 00:15:03
- 2 – Act II – 00:43:50
- 3 – Act III – 00:23:10
- 4 – Act IV – 00:13:59
- 5 – Act V – 00:38:06
- 6 – Conclusion – 00:29:39
Cataloged on June 07, 2009