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Professor Bill Yarrow of Joliet Junior College explains the main characters in George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
|Higgins||Henry Higgins, also the note taker in Act 1, is a professor of phonetics and Eliza's tutor. Read More|
|Eliza||Eliza Doolittle, also the flower girl in Act 1, wants to be a lady and comes to Higgins for speech lessons. Read More|
|Pickering||Colonel Pickering, also the gentleman in Act 1, is Eliza's patron and a language expert like Higgins. Read More|
|Doolittle||Alfred Doolittle is Eliza's father, a dustman (garbage man) and a scoundrel. Read More|
|Mrs. Higgins||Mrs. Higgins is Henry Higgins's mother, a wise and stately woman and Eliza's champion. Read More|
|Freddy||Freddy Eynsford Hill is a young gentleman who falls in love with Eliza. Read More|
|Mrs. Pearce||Mrs. Pearce is Higgins's housekeeper who takes on the surrogate role of Eliza's mother. Read More|
|The bystander||The bystander takes refuge from the rain in Act 1 and identifies Higgins as a gentleman by his boots.|
|Clara||Clara Eynsford Hill, also the daughter in Act 1, is sister to Freddy and one of the first to meet the new, more ladylike Eliza.|
|Mrs. Eynsford Hill||Mrs. Eynsford Hill, also the mother in Act 1, is the mother of Freddy and one of the first to meet the new, more ladylike Eliza.|
|The parlor-maid||The parlor-maid is a servant in the home of Mrs. Higgins.|
|The sarcastic bystander||The sarcastic bystander takes refuge from the rain in Act 1 and challenges Higgins to identify where "the gentleman" comes from.|
|The constable||The constable is an older policeman who comes upon Eliza and Freddy kissing at the end of Act 4; he appears in the 1941 text.|
|The first landing footman||The first landing footman is a servant at the embassy; he appears in the 1941 text.|
|The footman||The footman is a servant at the embassy; he appears in the 1941 text.|
|The host||The host receives Eliza at the embassy party; he appears in the 1941 text.|
|The hostess||The hostess receives guests at the embassy party and asks Nepommuck to learn everything he can about Eliza. She appears in the 1941 text.|
|Nepommuck||Nepommuck, also Whiskers in Act 3, is a former student of Henry Higgins who determines that Eliza is a Hungarian princess. He appears in the 1941 text.|
|The second constable||The second constable is a young policeman who tells Eliza and Freddy to move along, off the streets in Act 4. He appears in the 1941 text.|
|The second landing footman||The second landing footman is a servant at the embassy. He appears in the 1941 text.|
|The taximan||The taximan drives Eliza home in Act 1, and later drives her and Freddy to Wimbledon Common in Act 4. He appears in the 1941 text.|