Definitions for "Pygmalion"
Keywords:  shaw, bernard, ovid, george, love
(Greek mythology) a king who created a statue of a woman and fell in love with it; Aphrodite brought the sculpture to life as Galatea
Pygmalion (1913) is a play by George Bernard Shaw based on Ovid's tale of Pygmalion. It tells the story of Henry Higgins, a professor of phonetics (based on phonetician Henry Sweet), who makes a bet with his friend Colonel Pickering that he can turn a Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, into a refined society lady merely by teaching her how to speak with an upper class accent and training her in etiquette. In the process, Higgins and Doolittle grow close, but she ultimately rejects his domineering ways and declares she will marry Freddy Eynsford-Hill, poor but a young gentleman.
Pygmalion is a mythological figure found in Ovid's Metamorphoses. Pygmalion is a sculptor who falls in love with a statue he has made.
Keywords:  leslie, howard, starring
starring Leslie Howard
Pygmalion is the final album released in 1995 by the band Slowdive. The albums shows a more experimental sound -- including drum loops, samples, & ambient electronica.