Saturday, April 1, 2017

Quote of the Day (Shannon Reed, Imagining a Modernized ‘My Fair Lady’)

“Eliza with a ‘Z’!”

“(Formerly “My Fair Lady”)

“In modern-day London, a feisty urban female youth turned doctoral candidate teaches her rich male capitalist mentor about the depth and the variety of language and expression, causing him to abandon his snobbish ideas about what it means to be ‘well-spoken.’ You’ll love hearing new takes on old favorites, including ‘I Could Have Analyzed Noam Chomsky All Night’; ‘Why Can’t a Woman Be More Like Another Woman of Greater Achievement?’; and ‘In the Library Study Carrel Where You Work on Your Doctorate in Sociolinguistics.’”— Shannon Reed, “Shouts and Murmurs:Classic Musicals, Updated,” The New Yorker, Mar. 20, 2017

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