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Author: George Bernard Shaw

First Performed: 1913

Type: Play

Genre: Romance

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The title, Pygmalion, refers to a Greek character in Ovid's poem Metamorphoses who sculpts a woman so perfect that he falls in love with her. With the intervention of the goddess Venus, she comes to life.


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