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Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward
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Dec 24, 08

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Read in December, 2008

The concept is amusing, but the characters are all pretty unlikeable and none of the pretty serious issues raised are explored in depth. Coward's wit is always amusing, but I don't think it's at its height here. I'd love to see this staged someday, but I don't think I'm the one to do it.

I also read his Long Island Sound, which I can't find on here, and it was almost the opposite of Blithe Spirit--the wit is wonderful, but the themes are slight. Also, too many characters for such a trifling plot.
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