Pygmalion

and Women’s Activism Throughout the Decades



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This book design aims to emphasize the character development of the protagonist, Eliza, comparing the first and last chapter, and the underlying feminist themes that got lost in translation in several adaptations of the play. Through a dual narrative structure, the book reads the original storyline simultaneously with the timeline of women’s feminism in its columns (left for first act, and right for last act). Colour schemes of green, white and purple (give women votes), and key intersections of narratives with imagery highlight feminist statements within the play, serving as both a reminder of the play’s lost feminist narrative and an informative exploration of feminism. Additionally, the characters’ dialogues are arranged according to the characters’ standing positions and stage directions. Creating a new way to enjoy the play book, this book’s recreates how audiences watch and enjoy stage plays through arrangement of typography, allowing readers to vividly envision the movement and dynamic of the play on each page.


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