"Blithe Spirit", Paperback

"Blithe Spirit" Paperback

Part of the Modern Classics series



I will ever be grateful for the almost psychic gift that enabled me to write Blithe Spirit in five days during one of the darkest years of the war.' Written in 1941, Blithe Spirit remained the longest-running comedy in British Theatre for three decades thereafter.

Plotted around the central role of one of Coward's best loved characters, a spirit medium Madame Arcati (originally performed by Margaret Rutherford) Coward's play is an escapist comedy about a man whose two previous wives return to haunt him. "A minor comic masterpiece of the lighter sort" Professor Allardyce Nicoll


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 144 pages, black & white illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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  • Category: Plays, playscripts
  • ISBN: 9780413771971



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