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Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This book provides a comprehensive discussion of the genesis and performance history of Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady. Using more than 500 previously unpublished letters from the papers of the ... More


Anthony Asquith

Tom Ryall

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.001.0001
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This is a comprehensive critical study of Anthony Asquith. The author sets the director's work in the context of British cinema from the silent period to the 1960s, and examines the artistic and ... More


Conclusion

Robert Rosenthal

in Artifacts in Behavioral Research: Robert Rosenthal and Ralph L. Rosnow's Classic Books

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780195385540
eISBN:
9780199869824
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195385540.003.0032
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Theoretical integration, applications in other areas (e.g., teachers’ expectations and their students’ performance), and procedures for dealing with experimenter expectancy effects within this ... More


The Once Raging and Still Smoldering Pygmalion Controversy

Lee Jussim

in Social Perception and Social Reality: Why Accuracy Dominates Bias and Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780195366600
eISBN:
9780199933044
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195366600.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter reviews the earliest empirical research demonstrating that false beliefs sometimes create their own realities through self-fulfilling prophecies. First, it reviews the earliest work on ... More


False Starts and Artistic Promise

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0001
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter charts the early genesis of My Fair Lady, starting with the Greek legend of Pygmalion and Galatea. It briefly examines the development of this legend, culminating in George Bernard ... More


Shavian but Not Shaw: Developing the Script of My Fair Lady

Dominic McHugh

in Loverly: The Life and Times of My Fair Lady

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199827305
eISBN:
9780199950225
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular, History, American

This chapter provides an in-depth discussion of the process of adapting Pygmalion into a musical. It examines Shaw’s background and his socialist outlook, as well as some of the different versions of ... More


1869–1871 The Meeting of Gilbert and Sullivan—Thespis

Michael Ainger

in Gilbert and Sullivan: A Dual Biography

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195147698
eISBN:
9780199849437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195147698.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

William Gilbert's first piece before Christmas, On Guard, was written for the Court Theatre and opened on October 28, 1871. It ran for only a month, by which time it had already opened in America. ... More


The 1930s

Tom Ryall

in Anthony Asquith

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719064524
eISBN:
9781781703007
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719064524.003.0013
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

This chapter looks into the problems faced by Anthony Asquith during the 1930s. He joined Gainsborough Pictures, merged with the Gaumont-British, which, during the decade recruited an impressive ... More


Pride and Prejudice’s Vanishing Narrator

Sarah Raff

in Jane Austen’s Erotic Advice

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199760336
eISBN:
9780199362257
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199760336.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, 19th-century and Victorian Literature

Raff here details how in Pride and Prejudice Austen’s narrator first adopts the Pygmalion stance and then disclaims it. The famous opening sentence of Austen’s most popular novel gives the narrator ... More


Crafting a Self

Angelica Goodden

in Rousseau's Hand: The Crafting of a Writer

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780199683833
eISBN:
9780191766190
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199683833.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature, European Literature

This chapter discusses Rousseau's dislike of his portrait by Allan Ramsay, the difficulties of his forced residence in England and relations with David Hume, and his attempt to capture the truth of ... More


Introduction

Joseph B. Solodow

in The World of Ovid's Metamorphoses

Published in print:
1988
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807854341
eISBN:
9781469616506
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9780807854341.003.0001
Subject:
Classical Studies, Archaeology: Classical

This book discusses the concept of metamorphosis or transformation in poetic terms using the examples of two stories written in the form of an Ovidian poem. It reveals how metamorphosis leads to a ... More


Conclusion

Ellen Lockhart

in Animation, Plasticity, and Music in Italy, 1770-1830

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780520284432
eISBN:
9780520960060
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520284432.003.0007
Subject:
Music, History, Western

The conclusion summarizes some of the key findings of the book, arguing that the projects described here attest to the fact that the Pygmalion myth was a foundational theme for modern aesthetics, ... More


Reanimation: Orpheus and Pygmalion

Sarah Annes Brown

in A familiar compound ghost: Allusion and the Uncanny

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780719085154
eISBN:
9781781704684
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085154.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter considers two episodes from Ovid's Metamorphoses, Orpheus and Eurydice, and an inset tale, that of Pygmalion, itself narrated by Orpheus. In later responses to these myths the reanimated ... More


The Nymph Shoots Back

Lynne Huffer

in Politics, Theory, and Film: Critical Encounters with Lars von Trier

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
October 2016
ISBN:
9780190600181
eISBN:
9780190600211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190600181.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory, Comparative Politics

This chapter focuses on the gendered structure of Nymphomaniac’s passionate ambivalence and agonistic dénouement. It begins with Nymphomaniac’s dialogic narrative frame as a sexually differentiated ... More


Excursus: Pygmalion

Abbie Garrington

in Haptic Modernism: Touch and the Tactile in Modernist Writing

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780748641741
eISBN:
9780748689118
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641741.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

This excursus tackles the Ovidian figure of Pygmalion, alongside his work of art, a sculpture of the goddess Galatea. The chapter traces the deployment of the Pygmalion myth, since the mid-eighteenth ... More


Translations of Dai Sijie’s Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress

Michelle E. Bloom

in Contemporary Sino-French Cinemas: Absent Fathers, Banned Books, and Red Balloons

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824851583
eISBN:
9780824868291
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824851583.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Shifting to the mainland and to more historically, politically and socioeconomically-oriented films, this chapter characterizes mainland émigré to France Dai Sijie’s cinematic adaptation of his ... More


Sex and the Serpent

Miranda Griffin

in Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199686988
eISBN:
9780191804083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686988.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

If men are represented in medieval French literature as often becoming wolves, then women are often associated with snakes. This chapter focuses on the way in which the serpent is used in order to ... More


Conclusion: The Stuff that Dreams Are Made On

Miranda Griffin

in Transforming Tales: Rewriting Metamorphosis in Medieval French Literature

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780199686988
eISBN:
9780191804083
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199686988.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, European Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter rounds up the themes and concerns of the book, noting that wordplay, voice, clothing, and nakedness are important ideas which surface recurrently in the discussion of medieval ... More


Making and Worshipping Idols: Desire, Imagination, and the End of the

Jonathan Morton

in The Roman de la rose in its Philosophical Context: Art, Nature, and Ethics

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
March 2018
ISBN:
9780198816669
eISBN:
9780191858314
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198816669.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Early and Medieval Literature

This chapter offers an account of the Rose’s ethical project based around the principle of misrecognition as it relates both to the psychology of desire and to the poem’s unreliable textuality. Its ... More


Oscar as (Ovid as) Orpheus: Misogyny and Pederasty in and the

Iarla Manny

in Oscar Wilde and Classical Antiquity

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780198789260
eISBN:
9780191831119
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789260.003.0016
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval, Plays and Playwrights: Classical, Early, and Medieval

Whereas Plato is more commonly considered as an ancient source for The Picture of Dorian Gray, this chapter looks at Ovid and his Metamorphoses as a classical model for Wilde’s sole novel. Unlike ... More


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