Pygmalion has always been one of Shaw’s most popular plays. Its initial production with Herbert Beerbohm Tree as Higgins and Mrs. Pat Campbell as Eliza took 1914 London by storm and led to similarly successful productions all over the world. But in our day, the play has been somewhat eclipsed by the musical that Lerner and […]
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If you think you know Pygmalion because you saw the film or the musical My Fair Lady, you may want to think again. Mark Anders, who plays Henry Higgins in Seattle Shakespeare Company’s production of Pygmalion, tells us why George Bernard Shaw didn’t want a romance between Eliza and Higgins.
A native of Seattle, Jen Taylor made her Seattle Shakespeare Company debut last season playing Imogen in Chamber Cymbeline. Now with Eliza in Pygmalion, she has a role that she’s been dying to play since she was a teenager. “At 12 or 13 I went into this weird stage where I would only watch black […]
Mark is making his Seattle Shakespeare Company debut playing the role of Henry Higgins in Pygmalion. Recently he’s become very passionate about making sure that some of the great plays from the past (that frequently have large casts and are challenging to produce) still stay in the public consciousness. To that end he and several […]