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My Fair Lady By Loewe and Lerner       My Fair Lady, music made by  Frederick Loewe , lyrics made by Alan Jay Loewe.   The Book was made by Alan Jay Loewe.   Based on the play  Pygmalion     Contents 1. Frederick Loewe 2. Alan Jay Loewe 3. “My Fair Lady” the Musical 4. Song numbers 5. Characters [Major, Supporting, & Minor] (vocal range/vocal part) 6. More History 7. Video Links 8. Citations     1.) Frederick Loewe (June 10, 1901 – February 14, 1988), was an Austrian­born composer who  came to America as a young child. Then to fulfill an American composer dream. He collaborated with lyricist Alan Jay Lerner on a series of Broadway musicals, including the long­running My  Fair Lady and Camelot, both of which were created into films.  2.) Alan Jay Lerner (August 31, 1918 – June 14, 1986) was an American lyricist. Who  collaborated with Amazing composers, first with Frederick Loewe, and later on Burton Lane.  Together they created some of the world's most popular and enduring works of musical theatre  for both the stage and on film. Lerner won three Tony Awards and three Academy Awards,  among other honors for many of his works.    3.)My Fair Lady  (Summary) a) Lerner and Loewe’s My Fair Lady was created on the idea of Pygmalion. Pygmalion is a play written by George Bernard Shaw in 1912. The title insinuates to a Greek mythological character who qualities in Ovid’s Metamorphoses. In the original story, Pygmalion was a carver (Henry Higgins) who fell in love with a statue he had shaped (Eliza Doolittle.) In the play by Shaw, Eliza ultimately marries Freddy Eynsford-Hill. The public uproar about Shaw’s ending led to Shaw writing an added postscript essay, detailing the clarification as to why it was unreasonable for Eliza and Henry Higgins to marry. He insists that Eliza “must remember her pride and triumph to the end,” which means she cannot marry the man who has “formed” her. Despite Shaw’s outraged protest, there was a scene in which Eliza returned to Higgins and restated the words she spoke to him the first time she had seen him: “I washed my face and hands before I come.” This deserted ending is ambiguous and allows the potential for a romantic conclusion for Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins b)            Widely considered to be one of the best musicals of all time, My Fair Lady  expresses the story of underprivileged flower girl Eliza Doolittle and her encounter  with linguist Henry Higgins, who teaches her how to speak like a middle­class lady.  The music addresses issues of superiority, sexism, social class, and affection in ways  that can be both hilarious and heart­wrenching. Ultimately, viewers are meant to see  that while love may not continuously be outward warmth, that does not make it any  less contented. Musical Summary: Act One  Written by Frederick Loewe and Alan Jay Lerner, My Fair Lady conveys the story of a youthful woman in Edwardian London and her coincidental encounter with a linguistics professor. The musical has been a continuing beloved since its first performance. In Act One, Eliza Doolittle is a flower girl with a unambiguous Cockney accent trying to get by in Edwardian London when she faces Henry Higgins, a famous expert on accents who is immediately sickened byEliza's voice. He offers to train her, which a passerby gains to notice Colonel Pickering , an amateur student of Indian languages. Pickering and Henry excitedly introduce themselves to one another, and Higgins invites Pickering to accompany him during his time in London. For Eliza, she wonders in the song “Wouldn't it be Loverly” why she does not part of the middle-class. Eliza thinks that by accepting Higgins’s offer, she may be able to acquire employment in a shop. After being reminded of her fate in a meeting with her father Mr. Doolittle.Henry is cruel and mocking in his lessons with Eliza, Henry eventually teaches her proper speech. However, unknowingly Henry bets Colonel Pickering that he will be able to formally introduce Eliza at an embassy ball with no one the wiser to her common roots.   Musical Summary: Act Two In the second act, the situation of the bet are revealed to Eliza, and she feels used,  leaving Henry. For Henry, his actions have disgusted Pickering, who has moved out of Henry's house to stay in official government housing. Henry, on the other hand, is miserable without  Eliza and Seeks the advice of Henry's mother , Henry stumbles upon their meeting  (Henry's mother and Eliza.) Both hiding behind hurt and pride. Both Eliza and Henry  declare that they no long need each other. Henry returns home, but realizes just how much he loves Eliza, and reflects on his despicable  treatment of her. Henry plays the recordings of him mistreating her, while singing “I've Grown  Accustomed to Her Face,” and as the scene being recorded had ceases, an alive Eliza reappears,  speaking in her Cockney dialect. The ending is very ambiguous, as Henry immediately asks for  his slippers.   4.) Songs of The Musical.   These are the most Loved songs and why they were written: “Why Can't the English?”  exemplifies Henry's frustrations with lower­class  accents. “Wouldn't it be Loverly”  is Eliza's lamentation on her hopes to become a respectable middle­class lady. “The Rain in Spain”  celebrates Eliza's mastery of proper pronunciation. “ I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face”  shows Henry's heartbreak over losing Eliza.   “Overture and Opening Scene” : by the Orchestra, and three buskers  “Why Can’t the English?” : by Higgins  “Wouldn’t it Be Loverly?” : by Costermongers and Eliza  “With a Little Bit of Luck” : by Alfred Doolittle, Harry, and Jamie  “Just You Wait”; by Eliza  “The Servants’ Chorus” : by Mrs. Pearce and Servants  “Finale” : by the Orchestra  “The Rain in Spain” : by Higgins, Eliza, Pickering  “I Could Have Danced All Night”: sung by Eliza, Mrs. Pearce, Maids  “Ascot Gavotte” : by the Spectators at the race (Ensemble)  “End of Gavotte and Blackout Music” : by the Orchestra  “On the Street Where You Live” : by Freddy  “Eliza’s Entrance” : Orchestra  “Introduction to Promenade” : by the Orchestra  “Promenade” : by the Orchestra  “I’m an Ordinary Man” : by Higgins  “With a Little Bit of Luck ”: by Alfred Doolittle and Friend  “Embassy Waltz”: by Higgins, Eliza, Karpathy, Guests  “Entr’acte”  “You Did It”:  Pickering, Higgins, Mrs. Pearce, and Servants  “Just You Wait ”: by Eliza  “On the Street Where You Live ” : by Freddy   “A Hymn to Him”: by Higgins “Without You” : by Eliza and Higgins  “I’ve Grown Accustomed to Her Face” : sung by Higgins   5.)Character Summary While the action is very much the story of Henry and Eliza, some supporting players make their roles essential. Eliza Doolittlis a lower-class Cockney flower girl with a self-determined attitude and disciplined outlook on life. Despite this, she is extremely apprehensive with her status as a flower girl and desperately wants to be considered middle class. Henry Higgins a renowned linguist who publically questions why anyone would want to speak anything other than proper British English. He is bigoted about more than just language and has no discerning of Eliza, apart from the fact that he always wonders why women find him repellant. Colonel Pickeringis a linguist who has just returned from visiting India and is excited to share his discoveries with Henry Higgins. He serves as a foil for most of what Henry does. Equally chauvinistic, he does treat Eliza warmly, but it is his bet with Henry that will eventually cause Eliza to leave. Eliza's father, Mr. Dooli, spends much of his time in bars and pubs till he gets a chance to meet with Henry causes him to gain respect suddenly. Mr. Doolittle finds himself adapting to middle-class standards by dressing sharply and marrying his lover. Freddy is Eliza's suitor, having met her initially as a flower girl. He is utterly captivated with her, though he will eventually fail to win Eliza's affections. Mrs. Higgins is the appropriate lady that Eliza wishes to be so badly, to add- on she’s also Henry's mother. Despite her early shock at Eliza, she advises the young girl plainly about her son.   The original cast of the Broadway stage production were:  Henry Higgins, who plays a professor of phonetics – (By Rex Harrison)  Eliza Doolittle, who played a young Cockney flower seller – (By Julie Andrews)  Alfred P. Doolittle, who played Eliza's father, a dustman – (By Stanley Holloway)  Mrs. Higgins, Higgins's socialite mother – (By Cathleen Nesbitt)  Colonel Hugh Pickering, Higgins's friend and fellow phonetics – (By Robert Coote)  Freddy Eynsford-Hill, a young aristocrat and Eliza's suitor – (By John Michael King)  Mrs. Pearce, Higgins's housekeeper – (By Philippa Bevans)  Mrs. Eynsford-Hill, Freddy's mother – (By Viola Roache)  Zoltan Karpathy, Higgins's former student and rival – (By Christopher Hewett) The whole cast of characters consist of :  Henry Higgins -Male Lead (Baritone)  Eliza Doolittle -Female Lead (Soprano)  3.Colonel Pickering - Male Lead (Baritone)  4.Freddy Eynsford-Hill –Male Supporting (Tenor)  5.Mrs. Higgins –Supporting Female (Spoken)  6.Mrs. Pearce- Supporting Female (Mezzo-Soprano)  7.Professor Zoltan Karpathy- Supporting Male (Spoken)  8.Alfred P. Doolittle-Supporting Male (Baritone)  9.Mrs. Eynsford-HIll -Featured Female  10.A Bystander- Either or Both Featured (Spoken)  11.Costmongers (4)- Featured Male  12.Butler-Featured Male (Spoken)  13.Footman-Male Featured (Silent)  14.Lord Boxington- Featured Male  15.Lady Boxington -Featured Female  16.Flower Girl -Featured Female  17.Footman -Male Featured (Spoken)  18.Selsey Man -Male Featured (Spoken)  19.Hoxton Man -Featured Male(Spoken)  20.Queen of Transylvania -Featured Female (Spoken)  21.Harry - Featured Male (Bass)  22.Jamie - Featured Male(Tenor)  23.Mrs. Hopkins -Featured Female  24.George -Featured Male  25.Maid (2) -Female Ensemble (Silent)  26.Busker (3) -Either or Both Ensemble (Silent)  27.Servant (6) -Either or Both Ensemble  28.Steward (2) –Male Ensemble     6.) ­The musical “My Fair Lady”s first performance was on  Broadway March 15, 1956, at the Mark Hellinger Theatre in  NYC. ­ The West End production, in which Harrison, Coote, Andrews, and Holloway reiterated their roles, opened on the 30th of April  in 1958, at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, where it ran for  almost six years.     7.) "My Fair Lady" Full Album Soundtrack "My Fair Lady" Rehearsal 1/29/60   8.)  Citations for All Information Pictures, and Videos Citations for All Information Pictures, and Videos "15 Loverly Facts About 'My Fair Lady'." Mental Floss. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady." default site. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady - Original Soundtrack (Full Album)." YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady - Why Can't The English?". YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady (Musical) Context & Analysis | Stageagent." StageAgent. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady "Rehearsal" 1/29/60." YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady "Without You" Music Video." YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "My Fair Lady: Summary, Characters with Setting - Video & Lesson Transcript | Study.Com." N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. Rigsbee, Valerie. "Broadway Musical Home - My Fair Lady." N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "Songwriters Hall Of Fame - Alan Jay Lerner Exhibit Home." N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "Songwriters Hall Of Fame - Frederick Loewe Biography." N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016. "마마 마마 마마마(My Fair Lady) 1964.Mp4." YouTube. N.p., 2016. Web. 4 Aug. 2016.


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