Wednesday, March 13, 2013

MUSICAL THEATRE: MY FAIR LADY: STORY OF PYGMALION and GALATEA from which the idea for "MY FAIR LADY" came from

Goya: Pygmalion and Galatea
VIEW THIS VIDEO ABOUT
THE MYTH OF
PYGMALION and GALATEA
Compare this old Greek myth with the updated story
written by the famous author, George Bernard Shaw,
in his play entitled "Pygmalion."
video
HERE IS ANOTHER VERSION OF THE
 MYTH I FOUND ON "YOU-TUBE"
video

Listen and Read the Story:
http://www.storynory.com/2013/02/24/pygmalion/   Download

Shaw's play "Pygmalion" was remade first into a movie
and then into a musical by the famous songwriting team
of Lerner and Loewe. To compare Shaw's original play
with the movie and musical versions, click on the
following link to read the ending of Shaw's story which
is different than that of the movie and musical versions:

If you were going to update the Pygmalion myth, which
ending would you choose: Lerner and Loewe's or Shaw's?

Here is the famous version of Shaw's play "Pygmalion" made
into a 1938 black and white movie. It is in 10 parts. Compare
the dialogue with that in the musical version.
Do you hear similarities?

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 1

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 2

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 3

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 4

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 5

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 6

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 7

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 8

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 9

PYGMALION 1938
FILM PART 10