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Pygmalion
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Demco Media
Publication date February 1, 1983
Binding Reinforced
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780606030397
ISBN-10 0606030395
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.50 by 7.25 in.
Weight 0.35 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Business
Original list price $14.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Professor Higgins succeeds in transforming an unkempt London flower girl into a society belle
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In 1890, Henrik Ibsen premiered Hedda Gabler, a play questioning the role of women in Victorian society. Some audiences have viewed Gabler as a woman driven to desperation simply because her world has turned out to be less charmed than she hoped. For others, she is a victim of her times, unwilling to devote herself, as was expected of her, to the duties of home. Jon Robin Baitz has brushed away the cobwebs, and he serves as an ambassador from Ibsen's age to our own, preserving the intensity of the original but translating it into a spare, contemporary idiom. His adaptation provides an opportunity to understand the play through a lens shaped by feminism and a theatrical tradition beginning with Beckett. Trapped by the conventions of her age, Gabler is both a martyr and a female incarnation of Vladimir and Estragon, longing for a salvation that will likely never arrive.


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