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My Fair Lady Script

With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor , the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London.

A critical and commercial success, it became the second highest-grossing film of and won eight Academy Awards , including Best Picture , Best Actor , and Best Director. In , the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant.

In London , Professor Henry Higgins, a scholar of phonetics , believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society "Why Can't the English?

At the Covent Garden fruit-and-vegetable market one evening, he meets Colonel Hugh Pickering, himself a phonetics expert who had come from India to see him. Higgins boasts he could teach anyone to speak so well he could pass them off as a duke or duchess at an embassy ball , even the young woman with a strong Cockney accent named Eliza Doolittle who tries to sell them flowers.

Eliza's ambition is to work in a flower shop, but her accent makes that impossible "Wouldn't It Be Loverly". The following morning, Eliza shows up at Higgins' home, seeking lessons. Pickering is intrigued and offers to cover all the attendant expenses if Higgins succeeds.

Higgins agrees and describes how women ruin lives "I'm an Ordinary Man". Eliza's father, Alfred P. Doolittle, a dustman , learns of his daughter's new residence "With a Little Bit of Luck".

Higgins is impressed by the man's honesty, his natural gift for language, and especially his brazen lack of morals. Higgins recommends Alfred to a wealthy American who is interested in morality. Eliza endures Higgins' demanding teaching methods and treatment of her personally "Just You Wait" , while the servants feel both annoyed with the noise as well as pitiful for Higgins "Servants' Chorus".

She makes no progress, but just as she, Higgins, and Pickering are about to give up, Eliza finally "gets it" "The Rain in Spain" ; she instantly begins to speak with an impeccable upper-class accent , and is overjoyed at her breakthrough "I Could Have Danced All Night". As a trial run, Higgins takes her to Ascot Racecourse "Ascot Gavotte" , where she makes a good impression initially, only to shock everyone by a sudden lapse into vulgar Cockney while cheering on a horse.

Higgins partly conceals a grin behind his hand. Higgins then takes Eliza to an embassy ball for the final test, where she dances with a foreign prince. Also present is Zoltan Karpathy , a Hungarian phonetics expert trained by Higgins, who is an imposter detector.

After he dances with Eliza, he declares that she is a Hungarian princess. Afterward, Eliza's hard work is barely acknowledged, with all the praise going to Higgins "You Did It". This and his callous treatment of her, especially his indifference to her future, causes her to walk out on him, but not before she throws Higgins' slippers at him, leaving him mystified by her ingratitude "Just You Wait Reprise ".

Eliza tries to return to her old life but finds that she no longer fits in. She meets her father, who has been left a large fortune by the wealthy American to whom Higgins had recommended him, and is resigned to marrying Eliza's stepmother.

Alfred feels that Higgins has ruined him, lamenting that he is now bound by "middle-class morality", in which he gets drunk before his wedding day. Eliza eventually ends up visiting Higgins' mother, who is outraged at her son's callous behavior.

The next day, Higgins finds Eliza gone and searches for her "A Hymn to Him" , eventually finding her at his mother's house. Pickering, realizing that Higgins was to blame for his mistreatment, leaves Higgins.

Higgins attempts to talk Eliza into coming back to him. He becomes angered when she announces that she is going to marry Freddy and become Karpathy's assistant "Without You". He makes his way home, stubbornly predicting that she will come crawling back. However, he comes to the unsettling realization that she has become an important part of his life "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face". As he listens to a recording of Eliza's voice, she reappears in the doorway behind him, turning off the recording and saying in her old Cockney accent, "I washed my hands and face before I come, I did.

Where the devil are my slippers? The partly-spoken delivery of the songs given by Harrison is a well known example of Sprechgesang. Paley , put up the money for the original Broadway production in exchange for the rights to the cast album through Columbia Records. Warner Bros. The order of the songs in the show was followed faithfully, except for "With a Little Bit of Luck". The song is listed as being the third musical number in the play; in the film it is the fourth.

Onstage, the song is split into two parts sung in two different scenes. Part of the song is sung by Doolittle and his cronies just after Eliza gives him part of her earnings, immediately before she makes the decision to go to Higgins's house to ask for speech lessons.

The second half of the song is sung by Doolittle just after he discovers that Eliza is now living with Higgins. In the film, the entire song is sung in one scene that takes place just after Higgins has sung "I'm an Ordinary Man". However, the song does have a dialogue scene Doolittle's conversation with Eliza's landlady between verses. The instrumental "Busker Sequence", which opens the play immediately after the Overture, is the only musical number from the play omitted in the film version.

However, there are several measures from this piece that can be heard as we see Eliza in the rain, making her way through the cars and carriages in Covent Garden. All of the songs in the film were performed near complete; however, there were some verse omissions, as there sometimes are in film versions of Broadway musicals.

For example, in the song "With a Little Bit of Luck", the verse "He does not have a Tuppence in his pocket", which was sung with a chorus, was omitted, due to space and its length. The original verse in "Show Me" was used instead. The stanzas of "You Did It" that came after Higgins says "she is a Princess" were originally written for the Broadway version, but Harrison hated the lyrics, and refused to perform the song unless and until those lyrics were omitted, which they were in most Broadway versions.

However, Cukor insisted that the omitted lyrics be restored for the film version or he would not direct at all, causing Harrison to oblige. The omitted lyrics end with the words "Hungarian Rhapsody" followed by the servants shouting "Bravo" three times, to the strains of Liszt 's "Hungarian Rhapsody" before the servants sing "Congratulations, Professor Higgins". Hepburn's singing was judged inadequate, and she was dubbed by Marni Nixon , [11] who sang all songs except "Just You Wait", where Hepburn's voice was left undubbed during the harsh-toned chorus of the song and Nixon sang the melodic bridge section.

Hepburn did sing the brief reprise of the song in tears. Some of Hepburn's original vocal performances for the film were released in the s, affording audiences an opportunity to judge whether the dubbing was necessary.

Harrison declined to pre-record his musical numbers for the film, explaining that he had never talked his way through the songs the same way twice and thus could not convincingly lip-sync to a playback during filming as musical stars had, according to Jack L.

Warner , been doing for years. George Groves decided to use a wireless microphone , the first such use during filming of a motion picture. One of the few differences in structure between the stage version and the film is the placement of the intermission. In the stage play, the intermission comes after the embassy ball where Eliza dances with Karpathy.

In the film, the intermission comes before the ball, as Eliza, Higgins, and Pickering are seen departing for the embassy. It was re-released again in after a thorough restoration. The consensus states: "George Cukor's elegant, colorful adaptation of the beloved stage play is elevated to new heights thanks to winning performances by Audrey Hepburn and Rex Harrison.

Scheuer of the Los Angeles Times reported from the New York premiere that "when the curtains came together at the finish of just three hours, three hours of Technicolored entertainment, I heard myself all but echoing Col. Pickering's proud summation of Eliza Doolittle's performances as a duchess at the Embassy Ball, 'a total triumph. Landry of Variety wrote, "It has riches of story, humor, acting and production values far beyond the average big picture.

It is Hollywood at its best, Jack L. Warner's career capstone and a film that will go on without now-forseeable [ sic? Scenes move at a steady, even pace, as though every word were worth its weight in gold perhaps, in view of the price paid for the rights, it very nearly was.

Especially, the decor tends to inhibit rather than release the film. Coe of The Washington Post also suggested that Hepburn's casting was the film's "basic flaw," describing her as "recognizably exquisite—but not 21—as the flower girl and to the later scenes she brings a real flirtatiousness quite un-Shavian. Chicago Sun-Times critic Roger Ebert gave the film four stars out of four, and, in , he put it on his "Great Movies" list, praising Hepburn's performance, and calling the film "the best and most unlikely of musicals.

It's a classic not because a group of stuffy film experts have labeled it as such, but because it has been, and always will be, a pure joy to experience. The film was restored in by James C. Katz and Robert A. Harris , who had restored Spartacus three years earlier. The restoration was commissioned and financed by CBS, to which the film rights reverted from Warner Bros. A new film of the musical was planned in with a screenplay by Emma Thompson but the project did not materialize.

Keira Knightley , Carey Mulligan , and Colin Firth were among those in consideration for the lead roles. All tracks played by the Warner Bros. Between brackets the singers. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Release date. Running time. Film portal United States portal s portal. The New York Times. Retrieved April 23, Box Office Mojo. December 25, Retrieved November 25, NY Times.

Retrieved December 21, Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved March 11, Oxford University Press. A well-known example of Sprechgesang is that of Rex Harrison Higgins in My Fair Lady.

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Pygmalion & My Fair Lady

Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw , named after a Greek mythological figure. It was first presented on stage to the public in In ancient Greek mythology, Pygmalion fell in love with one of his sculptures, which then came to life. The general idea of that myth was a popular subject for Victorian era British playwrights, including one of Shaw's influences, W. Gilbert , who wrote a successful play based on the story called Pygmalion and Galatea that was first presented in Shaw would also have been familiar with the burlesque version, Galatea, or Pygmalion Reversed.

The story concerns Eliza Doolittle , a Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from professor Henry Higgins, a phonetician , so that she may pass as a lady. The musical's Broadway production was a notable critical and popular success. It set a record for the longest run of any show on Broadway up to that time. It was followed by a hit London production, a popular film version , and many revivals. My Fair Lady has been called "the perfect musical". Higgins also meets Colonel Pickering, another linguist, and invites him to stay as his houseguest. Eliza and her friends wonder what it would be like to live a comfortable life " Wouldn't It Be Loverly?

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tion of his glorious play Pygmalion) that we don't even notice where. Shaw ends and Lerner and Loewe begin. We're producing My Fair Lady.


Pygmalion & My Fair Lady

A modern alternative to SparkNotes and CliffsNotes, SuperSummary offers high-quality study guides that feature detailed chapter summaries and analysis of major themes, characters, quotes, and essay topics. Transform this Plot Summary into a Study Guide. Its roots reach back to Greek mythology, and the story of the sculptor Pygmalion, who falls in love with one of his creations which then comes to life.

My Fair Lady , American musical film , released in , that was adapted from the long-running Broadway musical of the same name and proved to be a great popular and critical success. The movie , which starred Rex Harrison and Audrey Hepburn , won eight Academy Awards , including that for best picture. The film, set in London in , opens outside the Covent Garden opera house, where noted phonetics expert Henry Higgins played by Harrison is taking notes on the accents of those around him, especially the Cockney flower seller Eliza Doolittle Hepburn.

Pygmalion and My Fair Lady

My Fair Lady, adopted from Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion has been hailed by critics and audiences as one of the wittiest and most beautiful '" v ,. On March 15, one of the great romances of all time began. Here are the beautiful love story and the magnificent lyrics-together with four pages of scenes from the original production. By arrangement with Lawai Corporation. Copyright , , by George Bernard Shaw. Copyright renewed by George Bernard Shaw.

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Words: Grades: 8th 9th 10th. Topics: Dramatic Comedies. Genres: Drama.

You could save on auto insurance when you complete it! It was a smash hit from the moment it opened on Broadway in , and its adaptation to film in was advertised as the most eagerly anticipated motion picture since Gone With the Wind. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of its big-screen debut on Oct. The musical was to have been called Lady Liza until Rex Harrison, who was to play Professor Henry Higgins, objected to a title based on the name of the female lead Eliza Doolittle.

Eliza Doolittle is a young flower seller with an unmistakable Cockney accent which keeps her in the lower rungs of Edwardian society. When Professor Henry Higgins tries to teach her how to speak like a proper lady, an unlikely friendship begins to flourish. MTI is pleased to provide the pre-approved rental materials of select songs for your symphonic concert performance.

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With a screenplay by Alan Jay Lerner and directed by George Cukor , the film depicts a poor Cockney flower-seller named Eliza Doolittle who overhears an arrogant phonetics professor, Henry Higgins, as he casually wagers that he could teach her to speak "proper" English, thereby making her presentable in the high society of Edwardian London. A critical and commercial success, it became the second highest-grossing film of and won eight Academy Awards , including Best Picture , Best Actor , and Best Director. In , the film was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant. In London , Professor Henry Higgins, a scholar of phonetics , believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society "Why Can't the English? At the Covent Garden fruit-and-vegetable market one evening, he meets Colonel Hugh Pickering, himself a phonetics expert who had come from India to see him.

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Pygmalion & My Fair Lady

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  1. Milwida A.

    Pygmalion Higgins is not a portrait of Sweet, to whom the adventure of Eliza Doolittle would have been A BYSTANDER [on the lady's right] He won't get no cab not until half-past eleven, missus, Is it fair to take advantage of a man like this?

  2. Specanditem1972

    Camelot is a musical by Alan Jay Lerner (book and lyrics) and Frederic Loewe (​music). It is based on the King Arthur legend as adapted from the T. H. White.

  3. Amelie R.

    Shaw's play has been adapted several times, most noting the film Pygmalion, the. musical My Fair Lady and its film version. Shaw mentioned.

  4. Hassantoufik

    My Fair Lady is a musical adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, itself an adaptation of an ancient. Greek myth. My Fair Lady is the story of Eliza.

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