Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward

L.A. Theatre Works | December 15, 2000 | CD Unabridged

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In this favorite Coward comedy, a casual evening among witty friends is transformed by a seance during which the host’s deceased wife returns to wreak havoc on his new marriage.

Format: CD Unabridged

Dimensions: 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: December 15, 2000

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580811809

ISBN - 13: 9781580811804

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Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward

Format: CD Unabridged

Dimensions: 1 × 1 × 1 in

Published: December 15, 2000

Publisher: L.A. Theatre Works

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1580811809

ISBN - 13: 9781580811804

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In this favorite Coward comedy, a casual evening among witty friends is transformed by a seance during which the host’s deceased wife returns to wreak havoc on his new marriage.

About the Author

In 1964, when Hay Fever (1925) was placed in the repertory of the newly organized National Theatre, Noel Coward professed to be grateful: "Bless you for admitting that I'm a classic." A week-long series of Coward played on BBC television in 1969; there have been major revivals in London and New York; plays long out of print have been republished in popular collections. At the start of the 1960s, though, Coward's reputation had been at an ebb, as he skirmished with the angry new drama. Coward had enjoyed no big success since Blithe Spirit of 1941. There have been attempts to assimilate the rehabilitated Coward to contemporary drama. Coward himself profited from the new freedom when, in 1965, his Song at Twilight discussed homosexuality, a subject that he had evaded throughout his career. A juvenile prodigy, Coward was by turns actor, director, composer, lyricist, autobiographer, and author of nearly 60 theater pieces. He even wrote screenplays, notably for In Which We Serve (1942) and Brief Encounter (1946). Although he specialized in light comedy, the so-called comedy of manners, he worked in many forms including patriotic spectacle, revue, musical, farce, even the problem play. Hay Fever, Blithe Spirit, and Private Lives (1930) have proved to be the most durable of his comedies, along with nine short plays presented as Tonight at 8:30. In each, characters demonstrate the combination of perpetual role playing, cool hedonism, and energizing self-absorption.
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