Can you explain the mingling of genres in "Pygmalion"?

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I"m really not sure what you are asking, but there is a mingling of genres in this play.  In addition, it is the catalyst for yet another genre, the musical ("My Fair Lady," starring Natalie Wood, was inpsired by the play "Pygmalion"). 

It is a play in five acts,...

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I"m really not sure what you are asking, but there is a mingling of genres in this play.  In addition, it is the catalyst for yet another genre, the musical ("My Fair Lady," starring Natalie Wood, was inpsired by the play "Pygmalion"). 

It is a play in five acts, but it also has many of the aspects of a romance (Higgins, Eliza, Freddy, Eliza's father and his marriage all help with this).  Shaw mixes in the intellectual play (along with Higgins and his professor friends endeavors to prove the points they want with phonetics and the study of language) and entertainment (silliness, mistakes, culture shock, romance) for the sake of the audience's enjoyment.

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