Pre Modern & Modern Drama
notebook in which he is writing busily. The church clock strikesthe first quarter. (Act I) Next day at 11 a.m.
Higgins's laboratory in Wimpole Street
. It is a room on the first floor, looking on the street, and was meant for the drawing-room. The double doors are in the middle of theback hall; and persons entering find in the corner to their right two tall file cabinets at right angles to one another against thewalls. In this corner stands a flat writing-table, on which are a phonograph, a laryngoscope, a row of tiny organ pipes with abellows, a set of lamp chimneys for singing flames with burnersattached to a gas plug in the wall by an indiarubber tube,several tuning-forks of different sizes, a life-size image of half ahuman head, showing in section the vocal organs, and a boxcontaining a supply of wax cylinders for the phonograph. (Act II) It is Mrs.
Higgins's at-home day
. Nobody has yet arrived. Her drawing-room, in a flat on Chelsea embankment, has threewindows looking on the river; and the ceiling is not so lofty as it would be in an older house of the same pretension. The windowsare open, giving access to a balcony with flowers in pots. If youstand with your face to the windows, you have the fireplace on your left and the door in the right-hand wall close to the corner nearest the windows. (Act III)
Banyak orang menganggap profesor Higgins telah mengambilsebuah
tugas mustahil, tetapi pada akhirnya jadilah Elizaseorang 'lady' yang bisa mengecoh siapa saja, termasuk para kalangan bangsawanInggris, yang tidak mengetahui latar belakang kehidupannya, akan menyangka