WHAT Did I Just Read?
In an article in today's Chronicle, I find this sentence:
In the classic play Pygmalion, the importance of an accent is proved when character Henry Higgins alters Eliza Doolittle's speaking style and changes her life.
Wow. I have to admit a gap in my cinematic education regarding Henry Higgins and Eliza Doolittle (yes, I know Joe and Marianne are just dying inside right now ;-) but I do know that they weren't named by the ancient Romans. (I'm sorry. 1910 is not "classic" when the original story goes back this far.)