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Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives
Three Plays
Written by Noel Coward

Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives .

Category: Drama
Imprint: Vintage
Format: Trade Paperback
Pub Date: January 1999
Price: $15.95
Can. Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-679-78179-0 (0-679-78179-X)
Pages: 256



 
Filled with languid aristocrats trading witticisms as they wait for martinis, this collection of three Noel Coward plays encapsulates the qualities that made him one of the most popular playwrights of the 1930s and '40s and one of the great personalities of the century.In Blithe Spirit, Charles Condomine receives a visit from his first wife, Elvira.  Unfortunately, Elvira is now a ghost and Charles has, understandably, moved on and married Ruth.  The bohemian protagonists of Hay Fever wreak emotional havoc on a house full of weekend visitors.  In Private Lives, a recently divorced couple find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while on honeymoon with their new spouses.



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Noel Coward, born in 1899, wrote dozens of plays, several films, and hundreds of songs.  Hay Fever, produced in 1925, was one of his earliest hits in London.  Private Lives (1930) and Blithe Spirit (1941) are among his best-known plays.  He died in 1973.





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