The Pygmalion Myth

Dates: June 1-8, 2021

Meets: Tu from 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM

Location: Online Zoom

Tuition Fee: $50.00

There are still openings remaining at this time.

From Ovid's Metamorphosis to George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, to the Broadway musical "My Fair Lady" and the movie "Pretty Woman," man has tried to create the perfect woman. Whether he carves her from stone or paints her on canvas, whether he teaches her to speak properly and to behave with dignity, this story has fascinated audiences for centuries. In this course, we will explore these and other Pygmalion-inspired stories in literature, in film, and in our own lives. When you next watch "My Fair Lady" and "Pretty Woman," they never will be the same! You are strongly encouraged to read Shaw's Pygmalion in advance.


Tues., June 1 & 8, 6:30-8:00 p.m. EST
Fee: $50.00

Online Zoom

Lynne Agress

Lynne Agress, Ph.D., has taught at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher, and Smith Colleges, and University of Maryland, and is president of BWB-Business and Legal Writing. She is author of The Feminine Irony and Working With Words.
Date Day Time Location
06/01/2021Tuesday6:30 PM to 8 PM Online Zoom
06/08/2021Tuesday6:30 PM to 8 PM Online Zoom


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