As the name of our book club indicates, we read classics and classics do not necessarily include prose but other form of literature including plays that also stay forever in people's culture so lets turn this timeless satirical play on the British upper class of the end of the 19th- beginning of the 20th centuries.
Professor of phonetics Henry Higgins makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech. The play is a sharp lampoon of the rigid British class system of the day and a commentary on women's independence. In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion was the creator of a statue which came to life and was a popular subject for Victorian Era English playwrights. Shaw's play has been adapted numerous times, most notably as the musical My Fair Lady and some films of that name.
Looking forward the discussion.