Award Date

1-1-1999

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Theatre

First Committee Member

Joe Aldridge

Number of Pages

42

Abstract

This thesis examines the vision of George Bernard Shaw on his masterpiece Pygmalion, and compares it to that of Alan J. Lerner and composer Frederick Loewe on their adaptation of Pygmalion into a history making musical called My Fair Lady. Through this examination it is discovered what Shaw considered a romance and how his ideas could and couldn't be translated into the conventions of nineteen fifties musical theatre. This thesis follows each play from its inception through its arrival to legendary status. The last chapter is devoted to a discussion on which play, if any, makes a stronger statement in favor of women.

Keywords

Authors; Alan J. Lerner; Bernard; Comparison; Frederick Loewe; George Bernard Shaw; Lady; Play; Pygmalion; Shaw; Vision; Women

Controlled Subject

Theater; British literature; English literature--Irish authors; Irish literature; American literature

File Format

pdf

File Size

1515.52 KB

Degree Grantor

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Language

English

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Identifier

https://doi.org/10.25669/fa7r-6qdw


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