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Mrs. Patrick Campbell and Edmund Gurney in "Pygmalion."
New York, Oct 17. "Pygmalion"
Is programed at the Park theater as
"romance in five acts." More of
George Bernard Shaw's .funny busi
ness! Romance, indeed! An eccen
tric professor of "applied phonetics"
picks a London flower girl out of the
gutter, teaches her to talk, and wins
a bet by palming her off m six months
at a garden party as a lady of high
Incidentally, the professor's pro
tege learns to think, more or less,
and to have emotions unknown to
her when she was a' flower girL She
falls in love with her tutor, and at the
end of the play indicates that she is
going to capture him as a husband.
The Diece is a comedy partly.
And partly farqe, and partly travesty,
and partly burlesque, like everything
Shaw does. Leave it to him to add
the finishing touch by calling it "ro
mancet" Mrs. Patrick Campbell, who played
Eliza Doolittle for many months In
London, has been brought over by
the Lieblers for the leading role, in
which she displays much art and not
a little charm. Philip Merivale enacts
the irritable, selfish, overbearing pro-