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Pygmalion

Getting Schooled

George Heymont | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

When teachers are graded on their performance, there is rarely enough time to assess the out-of-classroom impact they might have on students as a result of such intangible qualities as personality, patience, tone of voice, and willingness to listen.

A Weekend in the Cornfield (Reflections on Elsinore and Pygmalion)

Zachariah Ezer | Posted 12.08.2014 | Entertainment
Zachariah Ezer

The event itself boasted the usual smattering of national acts (in this case CHVRCHES and Panda Bear) supplemented by smaller, local, and regional bands such as Miniature Tigers, Twin Peaks (with whom I also sat down) and of course Elsinore.

These Are a Few of My Favorite Things: a Look at the Top Musicals of All Time

Bushra Alvi | Posted 06.28.2014 | Entertainment
Bushra Alvi

Musicals have always been popular with viewers of all ages for their interesting stories, amazing lyrics and the lasting impact they create. Many musi...

Pygmalionization

Francis Levy | Posted 06.11.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

In "The Secret Auden," (The New York Review of Books, 3/20/140 Ed Mendelson quotes the following passage from a lecture Auden gave on Shakespeare's s...

Wouldn't It Be Lovely?, San Pedro Rep

James Scarborough | Posted 06.10.2014 | Arts
James Scarborough

Wouldn't It Be Lovely? is just that, lovely. Staged as a dialogue of word and movement, it shows that refinement and cultivation are in the eyes of the beholder.

Higgins and Doolittle Swap Genders in The Makeover

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 03.27.2013 | TV
Jackie K. Cooper

Stiles and Walton aren't Harrison and Hepburn but they do keep you interested in their transformational story from start to finish.

Does Enchantment Pour out of Every Door?

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

If one were to look for unlikely social climbers in literature, one of the most obvious examples is Eliza Doolittle. The character created by George Bernard Shaw for 1912's Pygmalion was further immortalized in the 1956 hit musical, My Fair Lady.

TONIGHT: Changing Face of Photojournalism at Corcoran

The Huffington Post | Brandon Wetherbee | Posted 05.07.2012 | DC

TOP 5 PICKS FOR MONDAY, MAY 7 Monday, May 7 1.) Tim Hetherington And The Changing Face Of Photojournalism At Corcoran A companion to "Tim Hetheri...

Revisiting The Best Of Broadway

George Heymont | Posted 09.29.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Dedicated oenologists take great pride in identifying a vintage year. Fans of the American musical theatre, similarly often look to Ethan Mordden for ...

Theater: Rupert Everett Growls His Way Through Pygmalion

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.31.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Pygmalion is one of Bernard Shaw's best works, but it is clearly in the shadow of My Fair Lady. It's lovely to revisit this comic romance sans music; but it's a shame they didn't come up with any particular reason for doing so.

Claire Danes Opens On Broadway To Mixed Reviews

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Actress Claire Danes admitted it was a challenge to master a cockney accent for her Broadway debut, but winning over critics with her role in a play t...