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My Fair Lady Group Work Group Work: Discuss the power of song to extend or transform the messages of Pygmalion. Divide the songs in the musical among the members of your group, and respond in writing to the following questions: 1. What scene in Pygmalion does this song parallel? 2. How does the setting, production of costumes and props, or directing affect the scene? 3. Explain the role of the casting for the characters singing the parts and their appropriateness for the roles. 4. Does the song from My Fair Lady extend, replace, or change one of Pygmalion’s ideas? What is the effect of the elaboration or change, and why might Lerner have made this choice? What are the strengths and weaknesses of the film version? Song List 1. “Why Can't the English?”- Higgins sings about how men and women butcher the English language. 2. “Wouldn't It Be Loverly” - Eliza wanders around the square singing about what she wants out of life.
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