A unique masterpiece, Pygmalion is one of George Bernard Shaw's most popular plays. It is the story of phonetics professor Henry Higgins who bets that he can transform Cockney flower girl Eliza Doolittle into a lovely lady and pass her off in high society. Pygmalion is a modern myth and also a strikingly contemporary view of sexual politics and the science of romance. The screenplay of Pygmalion won the Academy Award in Gabriel Pascal's 1938 motion picture and inspired the well-known Lerner and Loewe musical My Fair Lady (1956). Recommended for general audiences.