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Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

by: Noël Coward

by: Noël Coward

Overview

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

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Keywords

Aging, Death, Love, Memory

Cautions

  • Caution Mild Adult Mild Adult Themes

Details

  • Genre: Farce
  • Time Period: 1940s / WWII
  • Cast Attributes: Ensemble cast, Strong Role for Leading Woman (Star Vehicle), Parts for Senior Actors
  • Target Audience: Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)

Authors

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in L ...

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