Part of the New Longman Literature series
This volume is part of a new series of novels, plays and stories at GCSE/Key Stage 4 level, designed to meet the needs of the National Curriculum syllabus.
Each text includes an introduction, pre-reading activities, notes and coursework activities.
Also provided is a section on the process of writing, often compiled by the author.
Shaw's play features Professor Henry Higgins who sets out to turn flower-girl Eliza Doolittle into a lady and to pass her off as a duchess at an ambassador's party, and all that in three months' time.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 176 pages, b&w line drawings and tone illustrations
- Publisher: Pearson Education Limited
- Publication Date: 18/02/1991
- Category: English literature
- ISBN: 9780582060159
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Review by maccy_P
Other than the amusing OCD-ness of Shaw's (pages of) stage directions, I found this an enjoyable play. Though My Fair Lady did stick very close, almost word for word, to this play, I thought that many of the characters were made more jovial and positive in the film. Higgins particularly is very serious in the play and sticks to his ways; in the film his character becomes softer and less strict.There are also a number of similarities with Shakespeare's 'Taming of the Shrew'; Higgins tames Eliza in a similar fashion. The ending of the play is frustrating. Shaw doesn't round it off in the play scrip, but in an added prose piece at the end.