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Ugh, I hate shouty plays and movies. What a pity.

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Sep 17, 2023Liked by Henry Oliver

It’s an odd play because one instinctively feels that it wouldn’t be so easy for Eliza to escape Higgins. And that is the one truth that Shaw couldn’t allow, given everything. But I love it for the truth that Higgins addresses a duchess as if she were a flower girl, and Pickering a flower girl as though she were a duchess. Yet, you know, Higgins appears to believe, at the end, that the flower girl is (really) the lady.

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