Odyssey: The Pygmalion Myth

From Ovid's Metamorphosis to George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, to the Broadway musical My Fair Lady and the movie Pretty Woman, man has tried to create the perfect woman. Whether he carves her from stone or paints her on canvas, whether he teaches her to speak properly and to behave with dignity, this story has fascinated audiences for centuries. In this course, we will explore these and other Pygmalion-inspired stories in literature, in film, and in our own lives. When you next watch My Fair Lady and Pretty Woman, they never will be the same! You are strongly encouraged to read Shaw's Pygmalion in advance.

911.270.01 via Zoom Tuesday, June 1 and 8, 6:30–8 p.m. Cost: $50 (2 sessions)

JHU full time faculty/staff are eligible for 80% tuition remission, spouse for 50%. You will be unable to receive the discount if you register online. Contact bhebron@jhu.edu for registration details.