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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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Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity | The ...

Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity | The ... | English Literature, Pygmalion | Scoop.it
The Pygmalion effect is a phenomenon which effectiveness in stimulating creativity is only surpassed by its simplicity.

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Faculty Book Launch – Dr. Kathleen McConnell's "Pain, Porn and Complicity: Women Heroes from Pygmalion to Twilight"

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Faculty Book Launch – January 18 – Dr. Kathleen McConnell's "Pain, Porn and Complicity: Women Heroes from Pygmalion to Twilight"
Why does Bella lie so much in Twilight? Why was Catwomansuch a bad movie? What was the reason Dark Angel was so short-lived? 

Poet and scholar Kathleen McConnell tackles these and other subjects in her collection of essays, Pain, Porn and Complicity: Women Heroes from Pygmalion to Twilight.

The book will be launched at STU’s Holy Cross Conference Room on January 18, 2013 at 3:30 pm.


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George Bernard Shaw's Beloved "Pygmalion" | Goldstar

George Bernard Shaw's Beloved "Pygmalion" | Goldstar | English Literature, Pygmalion | Scoop.it
The Washington Stage Guild kicks off its 27th season with a centennial production of Shaw's most beloved play, in its original stage version. This comedy of manners, one of the past century's most successful plays in any language, tells the ...
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Hi Salvina - this looks great, well done.
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No Lack of Support for Old Globe Pygmalion | San Diego Story

No Lack of Support for Old Globe Pygmalion | San Diego Story | English Literature, Pygmalion | Scoop.it
THEATER REVIEW. by Welton Jones. The Old Globe Theatre has mounted a stately production of George Bernard Shaw's best comedy – Pygmalion – on the occasion of the play's centenary. (It was first performed, in German, ...
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Pygmalion « Simply Classic

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Pygmalion written by George Bernard Shaw was a second Play I read and my comment is 3 words 7 letters, I Love it! In the beginning I was suspicious because the story sound familiar to me and after finished it I just found out ...
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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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Catherine Ingham's curator insight, February 7, 2013 2:04 PM

Well done Reece 

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Well done Reece
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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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Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect

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The Pygmalion effect is a phenomenon which effectiveness in stimulating creativity is only surpassed by its simplicity.....A classic study is the Rosenthal and Jacobson (1968) classroom study, where teachers were led to believe that some students showed “signs of a spurt in intellectual growth and development”. In fact, these students were just selected at random. This in turn led the teachers to unconsciously facilitate learning and expect higher performance for these students. Indeed when subsequently tested at the end of the year, the “high potential” students showed a significant gain in intellectual growth compared to their peers (their IQ scores increased more)....Studies have also shown that the Pygmalion effect can be employed with the purpose of stimulating creativity.

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Believing is Seeing: The Pygmalion Effect and Creativity

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In this post from the brilliant website, Innovation Management, Leif Denti, a doctoral degree student of Psychology at the University of Gothenburg, look at something that all leaders who are students of creativity should know: how to harness the self-fulfilling prophecy as a tool to facilitate creativity.

 


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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 – George Bernard Shaw « The Captive Reader

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Pygmalion – George Bernard Shaw. October 22, 2012 by Claire (The Captive Reader). By this point in my life, reading Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw is more an exercise in memory than in comprehension.
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Posted On Monday, February 11, 2013 at 07:50:37 AM - Pune Mirror

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George Bernard Shaw's popular comedy, Pygmalion, has been revived, filmed and adapted to other languages many times since it was first staged in 1914.
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Kill Me If I Stop.: Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw (4/5)

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GoodReads says: Written in 1912, Pygmalion quickly became a legend in its own time. The characters, situations, and dialogue George Bernard Shaw supplies are rich, ebullient, and unmatched in wit, as the infamous Henry ...
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Last Chance to see Pygmalion - San Diego Magazine (blog)

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Last Chance to see Pygmalion
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For those of you who might think Pygmalion is a stuffy, 100-year-old PLAY written by George Bernard Shaw, well, stop rolling your eyes and start rolling your “R”s.
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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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This is great - thanks. 

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George Bernard Shaw and Pygmalion « Rapture In The Air Now ~

I was doing some reading about George Bernard Shaw today. As some may realize, he was a "progressive" who despised the lower classes and wanted to remake the world in the image of the social liberals.
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