PIGMALIONE

with Gaia Aprea, Angela Pagano, Giacinto Palmarini, Federica Sandrini, Paolo Serra
set design Maria Paola Di Francesco
light design Marco Giusti
costumes design Frederick Denis
production Teatro Stabile Napoli

 

opening night: March 2nd 2016 Teatro Stabile di Napoli

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Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw.

Henry Higgins, professor of phonetics, makes a bet that he can train a bedraggled Cockney flower girl, Eliza Doolittle, to pass for a duchess at an ambassador's garden party by teaching her to assume a veneer of gentility, the most important element of which, he believes, is impeccable speech.

The play has a new translation, by Manlio Santanelli, in which the cockney accent is transformed into Naples dialect, and the whole story is moved in Naples.