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Pygmalion:

pathos.


P. falls over:

bathos.
Written for #SixWordStories.

Not sure if I've made this over-complicated... Just to make things (mind-numbingly ^^") clear: Pygmalion is a play by George Bernard Shaw. In my SWS the actor playing Professor Higgins ("Pygmalion") accidentally falls over, taking the story from pathos to bathos. (And if you flip a "p" downwards, ("P. falls over") it becomes a "b".)
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:iconallsparra:
I LOVE THIS. I'm showing this to my English teacher, who loves SWSs. And it's so clever. Pygmalion's one of my favorites, and I adore the title ^^
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SCFrankles Apr 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm thrilled you like it so much, and I'm so flattered you want to show it to your teacher :D (Perhaps let me know what they thought..?)

As you've probably seen in the other comments, I haven't actually read Pygmalion yet ^^" But a book is coming into the library for me soon. I'm keen to read the play; everyone so far seems to have very positive things to say about it ^^ Thanks for the faves, btw :w00t:
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rockgem Apr 11, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
quirky and clever - amusingly i just nabbed 'Pygmalion' on my kindle as this fell into my inbox...
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SCFrankles Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's an odd bit of synchronicity... ^^ I think I must really read the play now myself ^^" And thanks for the fave, btw :D
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rockgem Apr 12, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
:nod: its one i dabbled with reading parts of once some years back but never read fully amazon had it for free for kindle download so i nabbed it - and you're most welcome :aww:
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BlakeCurran Apr 11, 2013  Student Writer
Clever, like always!
I knew the play beforehand, and I liked the Shaw reference :D Have you seen 'My Fair Lady'? It's based off the play!
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SCFrankles Apr 11, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Oh, yes, I'm very familiar with My Fair Lady ^^ - I'll spare you my renditions of the songs. (I'm quite old you know. Though to be fair, the film did come out some years before I was born :D) I've never actually seen or read the play Pygmalion but I have seen the 1938 film version once, many years ago. I gather that wasn't entirely faithful to the source material. (I'm ashamed to say I found it a bit dull without the songs and the glamorous costumes ^^" I was pretty young at the time... ^^)

Anyway, thank you for being so kind about the SWS, and thanks for the fave ^^
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BlakeCurran Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
I'm not so old, and I've seen the film :P
I've read the play Pygmalion and it's very clever. If you do get a chance, I'd recommend it.

You're welcome!
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SCFrankles Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"The Complete Plays of George Bernard Shaw" has been reserved from the library ^^ Thought I'd take the opportunity to fill in a few more gaps in my reading.
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BlakeCurran Apr 14, 2013  Student Writer
That's the best kind of mortar :D
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