Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
LoverlyThe Life and Times of My Fair Lady$
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Dominic McHugh

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199827305

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2012

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199827305.001.0001

Show Summary Details
Page of

PRINTED FROM OXFORD SCHOLARSHIP ONLINE (oxford.universitypressscholarship.com). (c) Copyright Oxford University Press, 2020. All Rights Reserved. An individual user may print out a PDF of a single chapter of a monograph in OSO for personal use. date: 28 October 2020

From Page to Stage

From Page to Stage

The Genesis of My Fair Lady

(p.20) 2 From Page to Stage

Dominic McHugh

Oxford University Press

Chapter 2 discusses the genesis of My Fair Lady from 1954 up to opening night in 1956. It includes an explanation of how Herman Levin came to be the producer, Rex Harrison and Stanley Holloway the male stars, Julie Andrews the female lead, and Moss Hart the director. It also charts Lerner and Loewe’s final struggles to bring the show to the stage, with contractual problems and troubles in finding a production team. The chapter ends with the successful reviews of the opening night performance in March 1956.

Keywords:   Herman Levin, My Fair Lady, Julie Andrews, Rex Harrison, Stanley Holloway, Moss Hart, Alan Jay Lerner, Frederick Loewe

Oxford Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.

Please, subscribe or login to access full text content.

If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.

To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs , and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .