Get Your Free Audiobook

Non-member price: $15.91

After 2 months, Audible is $16.45/mo. Cancel anytime.

Publisher's Summary

Pygmalion by George Bernard Shaw 

Presented by The Online Stage 

In the Greek legend, a sculptor, Pygmalion, created a statue of a woman so beautiful that he fell in love with it. Later the goddess Aphrodite responded to his earnest prayers and brought the statue, named Galatea, to life. Shaw's Pygmalion is a fussy unmarried professor of phonetics, Henry Higgins, who claims that he could train an uneducated person off the street to speak so that he or she could pass as a member of the aristocracy. His Galatea is Eliza Doolittle, who sells flowers at Covent Garden and whose father is a dissipated but cunning vagrant. Higgins finds Eliza a surprisingly apt pupil, but with her new found skill in elocution comes a streak of independence, which threatens to upset the complacent harmony of his domestic life. Like many of Shaw's plays, Pygmalion includes a preface, as well as an afterword in which Shaw relates the further history of Eliza as she learns how to incorporate her training by Higgins into her new lifestyle. 

Cast:

  • Narrator: Grace Garrett 
  • Eliza Dolittle: Arielle Lipshaw  
  • Henry Higgins: Jeff Moon  
  • Colonel Pickering: Denis Daly 
  • Clara Eynsford-Hill: Amanda Friday 
  • Mrs. Eynsford-Hill and Mrs Pearce: Sara Morsey  
  • Bystander and Mrs. Higgins: Sarah Mitchell  
  • Sarcastic Bystander and Alfred Dolittle: Alan Weyman  
  • Parlour-Maid: Sarah Bacaller  
  • Freddy Eynsford-Hill: Mark Crowle-Groves 
  • Audio edited by Denis Daly
Public Domain (P)2018 The Online Stage

What listeners say about Pygmalion

Average Customer Ratings
Overall
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Performance
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0
Story
  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 Stars
    1
  • 4 Stars
    0
  • 3 Stars
    0
  • 2 Stars
    0
  • 1 Stars
    0

Reviews - Please select the tabs below to change the source of reviews.

In the spirit of reconciliation, Audible Australia acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of country throughout Australia and their connections to land, sea and community. We pay our respect to their elders past and present and extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples today.