The works listed will allow your students to further explore the theme
of The Nature of Change and other themes related to Pygmalion:
Gilbert, W.S. Pygmalion and Galatea: A Mythological Comedy in Three
Acts. Philadelphia: The Penn Publishing Co., 1903. Galatea tells
her husband, Pygmalion, that while she is gone, he should confide in
a statue he has made, and he does. But when the statue comes to life,
she turns the family upside down. (easy)
O'Connor, Flannery. "Revelation." The Complete Stories. New York:
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1971. Mrs. Turpin's very fixed ideas about
class and manners in the South are called into question. (challenge)
Russell, Willy. "Educating Rita." Educating Rita, Stags & Hens
and Blood Brothers: Two Plays and a Musical. UK: Methuen, 1986.
A Cockney ladies' hairdresser goes to the Open University to get an
education and discover herself. She and her tutor both get an education.
Berst, Charles A. Pygmalion: Shaw's Spin on Myth and Cinderella.
New York: Twayne, 1995. An up-to-date reading of the play. (challenge)
Matthews, William. Cockney Past and Present: A Short History of the
Dialect of London. Detroit: Gale Research, 1970. An entertaining
history that students can sample from. (average)
Shaw, Bernard. Shaw on Language. Ed. Abraham Tauber. New York:
Philosophical Library, 1963. A collection of Shaw's writings on language,
with helpful explanations by Tauber and Sir James Pitman. (average)