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re: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!)
Posted by: Michael_Portantiere 11:20 am EDT 04/02/21
In reply to: re: The messy brilliance of the MY FAIR LADY film (VERY LONG!) - BroadwayTonyJ 07:46 pm EDT 04/01/21

"Not even my teacher thought Eliza would end up with Freddy."

Right. As I wrote elsewhere, it seems to me that Shaw liked to play devil's advocate, and that he may have written that postscript almost in a fit of pique, as a reactionary argument against other people's insistence that Higgins and Eliza would end up together (which I believe had even be reflected in the staging of at least one production of the play). I find it very difficult to believe that he honestly thought Eliza would/should end up with Freddy, as I don't think that would be a happy marriage due to the fact that the two of them are not intellectual equals (she's so much smarter than him).
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