Arrogant, irascible, and misogynistic professor of phonetics Henry Higgins believes that the accent and tone of one's voice determines a person's prospects in society. He boasts to a new acquaintance, Colonel Hugh Pickering--also an expert in phonetics--that he could teach any woman to speak so "properly" that he could pass her off as a duchess at an embassy ball. He chooses as an example a sassy, young working-class London flower seller from the...
The merchant of Venice: Shakespeare's comedy in which a young merchant attempts to extricate himself from an onerous contract with a vicious shylock.
The millionairess: Shaw's comedy in which a wealthy, heiress seeks romance with an Egyptian doctor who only tends to the poor.
Bed among the lentils: A dramatic monologue by a jaded, alcoholic wife of a country vicar.
Suddenly last summer: A wealthy Southern matriarch tries to influence a young neurosurgeon...
The apple cart: The king must match wits with an unruly mistress and a cabinet wanting a constitutional monarchy.
Caesar and Claretta: The story of Mussolini and his lover, Claretta Petacci on their last night together.