Readership: Readers interested in musicals, theatre generally, mid-twentieth-century society, George Bernard Shaw, literature and film; students and instructors in musical theater history.
Dominic McHugh, Lecturer in Music, University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
Dominic McHugh is Lecturer in Music at The University of Sheffield
"There has been a welcome growth in the study of famous Broadway musicals and Dominic McHugh's Loverly is an important and absorbing addition to the literature. It is rooted in an impressively detailed consideration of the sources but wears its scholarship lightly and engagingly ... This beautifully written and scrupulously researched book deserves the warmest possible recommendation and it's essential reading for anyone with a serious interest in Broadway musicals." - Nigel Simeone, International Record Review
"well-written, excellently documented, thorough account ... Highly recommended." - R.D. Johnson, Choice
Chapter 1: False Starts and Artistic Promise
Chapter 2: From Page to Stage: The Genesis of My Fair Lady
Chapter 3: Shavian But Not Shaw: Developing the Script of My Fair Lady
Chapter 4: Knowing the Score
Chapter 5: Settling the Score: Part I
Chapter 6: Settling the Score: Part II
Chapter 7: My Fair Lady On Stage
Chapter 8: The Legacy of My Fair Lady
Appendix 1: "Without You" (early versions)
Appendix 2: "Why Can't the English?"
Appendix 3: "On the Street Where You Live"
Appendix 4: Cut material from "The Ascot Gavotte"
Appendix 5: "You Did It": Cut passage