By Noel Coward
In Blithe Spirit, Charles Condomine gets a trip from his first spouse, Elvira; regrettably, Charles is now married to Ruth, and Elvira is a ghost. The bohemian protagonists of Hay Fever wreak emotional havoc on a houseful of weekend viewers. And in deepest Lives, a lately divorced couple locate themselves in adjacent inn rooms whereas on honeymoon with their new -- and fully mistaken -- spouses. Giddy, stylish, and serenely magnanimous of their appreciation of human vice and folly, those performs are Noel Coward at his subtle top.
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