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Sunday, July 14, 2024
Letter: At its heart, ‘My Fair Lady’ is a love story
Letter to the editor. File

Dear editor:

The Lake Report review of “My Fair Lady,” laudatory as it was, missed the larger idea that it’s a love story (“‘My Fair Lady’ makes triumphant return to Shaw stage,” June 13).

Ovid wrote it that way. Shaw transformed it through his lens of politics and the battle of the sexes to being ultimately transactional.

In Gabriel Pascal’s 1938 film, the ending was ambiguous.

Lerner and Loewe returned it to Ovid’s original myth.

The musical stands on its own. “I Could have Danced all Night” and “I’ve Grown Accustomed to her Face” say it all.

Why must the writer in the festival program and your reviewer distort this work of genius by insinuating a 19th century women’s plight?

Can’t they let us have some romance and fantasy.

It’s a play.

Dr. Sirgay Sanger

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