Pygmalion is a satirical comedy of five acts. It bears the name according to legend, a Greek sculptor who created a statue so beautiful that they loved her and begged the goddess Aphrodite to her speech and life.
The actual story takes place in the early 20th century. A bachelor, a linguist and professor of phonetics Henry Higgins in his living a peaceful world of abundance, one day, when he wants to hide from the rain, hit the poor flower-girl Liza Doolittle and gets her into a small argument, which is witnessing a rich Colonel Pickering, an expert Indian dialects as well as a bachelor. Higgins swaps that the girl speaks with a London base of behavior could make a lady of language and manners equal to a duchess. This is an unexpected opportunity arises to him, the other day when Lisa comes with the fact that he wants to take lessons from a professor of literary language, so she could fulfill her dream of selling a florist.
Higgins Pickering So take a girl under his protection and experiment is good fun. Lisa is able pupil, although initially adjust to a new environment and way of life. Over time, makes great strides, and soon is actually almost ready and it will present a professor at reunions of his mother, where introduced to a young Lisa, the average man Freddy. The podlehnuvši her charms to love Lisa.
Some time later, the effort is complete and Lisa finally, presented to the grand reception, the individuality, beauty and the perfect language Higgins not only meet expectations but surpass snobských most bombastic score, which, thanks to perfect pronunciation considered a foreigner and a princess.
So it went well and the trial is successfully completed. Both gentlemen, Pickering and Higgina, but he did not realize that Lisa is only the surface of the change, but also within, and that it can not be regarded merely as an instrument of his whim. What we have learned and what she saw, it did not allow her to get back on the street. It hurt and offended by finding that Higgins actually meant only subject to examination, a tool that already has lost importance.
The girl's existential problems finally solved part of its father, who indirectly freezes Professor Higgins inherited a large fortune. Lisa, however, longs for respect, understanding and kindness, so he decides to marry Freddy.
Pygmalion has gained great popularity among the viewers especially comic Situation, special language and theme of the story of "How the poor girl came to happiness." The game has spread to many countries and in 1913 he first played here as well. She also got the musical form called My Fair Lady.
Immortality of the game, however, lies in something else. Interfere with the there are two worlds: the underclass and senior vrtev that separates the living conditions in addition to the language, behavior, thinking and most prejudices. At the end of the story to Lisa recognizes these differences and realize that even her father, seemingly insignificant person who feels that money to carry in addition to pleasure and benefits of life without suffering and conventions, hypocrisies, and loss of freedom quite different problems of rich people.
The character of Lisa is the proof that no man is born destined to live on the street, but each department, the environment in which they live.