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Pygmalion

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion analysis by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley

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Download Movie Pygmalion online - Margiezz00su's blog

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Review: Leslie Howard and Wendy Hiller star in Anthony Asquith's and Leslie Howard's classic version of George Bernard Shaw's satiric comedy. Henry Higgins... Henry Higgins (Howard) is. Amazon.com: Pygmalion: Leslie ...
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Much Ado About Nothing - National Post

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Whedon's take on Much Ado About Nothing, Shakespeare's comedy of romance, duplicity and mistaken identity cracks wise and crackles with fresh fun.
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Horrible Histories gets movie version, a Shakespeare comedy called Bill - Metro

Horrible Histories gets movie version, a Shakespeare comedy called Bill - Metro | Dramatic Genres - Comedy AS English Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it
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Horrible Histories is to return as a big-screen film that will centre around playwright William 'Bill' Shakespeare.
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Pygmalion

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Read a sample or download Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw with iBooks.
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Shakespeare

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William Shakespeare is the man people want to meet and would die to be. Shakespeare was born and raised in Stratford-upon-Avon, England. Shakespeare’s birth date has been estimated as April 26, 1564. At the age of 18, he married Anne Hathaway, with whom he had three children: Susanna, and twins Hamnet and Judith. William Shakespeare was an English poet and playwright. Many people believe Shakespeare is the greatest writer and the world's pre-eminent dramatist of all-time, yet Shakespeare never attended college.
Shakespeare has written plays that capture the complete range of human emotions. He is often called England's national poet and the "Bard of Avon". His works consist of about 38 plays, 154 sonnets, two long narrative poems, two epitaphs on a man named John Combe, one epitaph on Elias James, and several other poems. The main reason why Shakespeare began writing poetry was because there was no demand for his plays. Now, people would do anything just to get a glimpse of one of Shakespeare’s plays. His plays have already been translated into many major living languages. Shakespeare produced most of his known work from 1589 to present day. His early plays were mainly comedies and histories. He than began writing mainly tragedies, including Hamlet, King Lear, Othello and Macbeth. These writings are considered some of the finest works in the English language. He is now writing tragicomedies, also known as romances, and has collaborated with other playwrights.
In his poems and plays, Shakespeare invented thousands of words, often combining Latin, French and native roots. His impressive expansion of the English language includes such words as: arch-villain, birthplace, bloodsucking, courtship, dewdrop, downstairs, fanged, heartsore, hunchbacked, leapfrog, misquote, pageantry, radiance, schoolboy, stillborn, watchdog, and zany. Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets contain very important life lessons and have had a large impact on people all around the world. Many people are reenacting and reciting Shakespeare’s plays and sonnets as if it is their job. William has become a savior to many, not only in England, but all around the world.


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Belligerent romantic

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Fifty years after his death at 94, George Bernard Shaw is the least fashionable of playwrights and is vilified for his politics.
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Anne Hathaway to play Eliza Doolittle in a film remake of My Fair Lady - The Sun

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ANNE HATHAWAY will be swotting up on CHAS & DAVE's material having been lined up to play cockney Eliza Doolittle in a film remake of My Fair Lady.
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Eliza: Comedic Monologue for Women (20s) from “Pygmalion” by ...

Eliza: Comedic Monologue for Women (20s) from “Pygmalion” by ... | Dramatic Genres - Comedy AS English Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it
Play Title: Pygmalion Author: George Bernard Shaw Year: 1912. Genre: Contemporary, comedic. Brief Summary: Henry Higgins, an expert in phonetics, bets that he can educate and train a common flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, ...

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Pygmalion - review

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Kara Tointon proves infinitely more than an over-promoted soap star, and, with her stunning looks and poise, has a real future before her – a luminous and refreshing West End debut as Eliza in GBS's classic, writes Michael Billington...
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100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare

100 Incredibly Useful Links for Teaching and Studying Shakespeare | Dramatic Genres - Comedy AS English Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it

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Stella Renee's curator insight, April 29, 2013 9:21 PM

Has a great list of links for teaching Shakespeare and appealing to modern readers. A valuable resource for my English Classroom.

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Awesome resource!

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Pygmalion

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From a general summary to chapter summaries to explanations of famous quotes, the SparkNotes Pygmalion Study Guide has everything you need to ace quizzes, tests, and essays.

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Masters in English Language and Literature: Shakespearean Comedy

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The observance of the three unities of time, place and action. The strict separation of the comic and the tragic, or the light and serious elements. Realism. It deals with the everyday familiar life of ordinary people; Its aim is ...
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No comments - What's It All About, Shakespeare? - Yes

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In Shakespeare's early comedies, such as The Comedy of Errors, characters are deceived, but it is not due to a deliberate attempt by any individual. However, Shakespeare could clearly see the comedic value in confusing a ...
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'Much Ado About Nothing,' theater review - New York Daily News

'Much Ado About Nothing,' theater review - New York Daily News | Dramatic Genres - Comedy AS English Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it
New York Daily News 'Much Ado About Nothing,' theater review New York Daily News Hands shot up for each of the scenarios — a canny device to get the audience connected to the coming plot twists in Shakespeare's comedy about bickering...
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How reading makes us more human

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Karen Swallow Prior: A debate has erupted over whether reading fiction makes human beings more moral. But what if its real value consists in something even more fundamental?


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Interesting: different views on reading fiction and moral. Are you a better person if you read (long, canonised) novels?

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Film review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' | The Daily

Film review: 'Much Ado About Nothing' | The Daily | Dramatic Genres - Comedy AS English Literature@Blackburn College | Scoop.it
And now, coming off of the action-blockbuster bonanza that was “The Avengers,” Joss Whedon has modestly adapted the Shakespeare comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” for the screen. For those who aren't familiar: “Much ...
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Double click: Speak the lingo

When George Bernard Shaw wrote ‘Pygmalion’, it was an attempt on his part to scorn class distinction and disparity prevalent in England at the time. An Irishman himself, he used the English language — and its many dialects which determine the speaker's status — as a tool to show his audience, society’s shallow standards of judging a person.

Shaw was fighting Britain’s class privileges which separated the feudal, landed gentry with the working classes and where speaking the ‘King’s English’ reflected superior lineage. Post colonial generations ended up adopting that same legacy of the British who believed that the rich notes of Urdu were heathenish compared to the simplistic sounds of English with its mere 26-letter alphabet.

And so it is that in Pakistan and India particularly, being ‘Urdu medium’ as opposed to ‘English medium’ comes with an ugly social stigma.
Fluency in English represents a higher status, a claim to good education and by default leads to the general assumption that the English spoken person would for some reason naturally possess a better intellect. Nearly all post-colonial nations still have English as the official language and the urban elite lives in a misguided sense of superiority because of their fluency in their master’s tongue.

A new Indian ‘Minglish’ movie called English Vinglish, addresses this rather thorny issue in a smart manner. It is the story of an Indian housewife, Shashi, with a successful corporate professional as a husband, who patronises her exceptional cooking and other housewifely skills. Her poor mastery of the English language turns into a critical issue with her family.


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Fashion

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     By: Clair Sebastian

 

     Clothes is what makes up fashion, fashion tells us what is now and what was.

Today's fashion are the descendants of the styles of the high Italian renaissance.

Women wear petticoat, top one being a bed skirt or farthingale. Women's gowns are

made in two pieces bodice and skirt, the skirt opens up the front with an elaborate

petticoat. Sleeves are detachable and are a separate article of clothing, they are

covered in jewels and might now match the actual gown, but as long as you love it,

it doesn't matter.

     Fashion not only includes clothes, but jewelry as well. Jewelry shows one's rank,

marital status(being married or unmarried), family, connections, religion,

political alliances, medical concerns, beliefs, and of course your taste as well. Jewels

also depend on your gender and wealth. You can wear as many jewels as you want,

there is no limit to diamonds and precious stones. Thick gold chains are popular,

also beaded necklaces with crosses at the end are popular as well, but soon will be old

fashioned. Necklaces are also very popular, but are worn like chokers. Unlike

collars, which are hung low. A less costly girdle( something that is worn around

the waist like a belt), would be one with a silver buckle, while a more expensive one

would be covered in jewels.

     Not only are jewelry and clothes important to fashion, but ruffs are also a

necessity. Ruffs are a separate collar that will keep getting higher in fashion.

Being an upper class woman you will have to wear at least 9 inches, but with the

increase in popularity , there will be the decrease in size. Wear closed ruffs that are

tied together with thin band strings and also tilt it in the back as well. Unmarried

and bearded men should wear their ruffs open. Ruffs are made of cambric, lawn, or

lace. Even though ruffs are extremely popular they are a big hassle. You will have a

horrible time working, and you against weather will be problematic, for it will come

in contact with your face.

Fashion is what make up you and what others think about you. So, keep up to

the changing fashion and don't get stuck behind.


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Anne Hathaway — Eliza Doolittle

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ANNE Hathaway is set to play Eliza Doolittle in a film remake of My Fair Lady. Cameron Mackintosh -- who worked with the star on Les Miserables -- is behind.
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a review of Pygmalion

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is on Dawn's read shelf. Dawn gave this book 4 stars. Shelves: drama.

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Pygmalion

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A short George Bernard Shaw biography describes George Bernard Shaw's life, times, and work. Also explains the historical and literary context that influenced Pygmalion.
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BBC Radio 4 - Great Lives, Series 12, George Bernard Shaw

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Comedian and broadcaster Dr Phil Hammond nominates writer and activist George Bernard Shaw
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Shakespeare sexist? Joely Richardson examines poet's heroines ...

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On PBS's "Shakespeare Uncovered" episode one, actress Joely Richardson dissects William Shakespeare's heroines, characters found in the comedies, and praises them for their bravery and wit.
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Pygmalion

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Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw. Pygmalion analysis by PhD students from Stanford, Harvard, Berkeley

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Stratford-upon-Avon's celebration of Shakespeare on Film | The ...

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Hollywood stars like Marlon Brando, Mel Gibson and Gwyneth Paltrow have all performed in Shakespeare on screen, though Paltrow's contribution was to the glorious comedy Shakespeare in Love rather than to a full play.
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What Exactly is a Shakespearean Comedy?

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One of my cousins came to me recently with a very perplexed look on his face, holding a copy of William Shakespeare's the Merchant of Venice. I asked him what (What Exactly is a Shakespearean Comedy?
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