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COWARD, N.: Blithe Spirit (Unabridged)

    

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COWARD, N.: Blithe Spirit (Unabridged)

When novelist Charles Condomine invites a medium into his house in order to learn about the occult for his new book, the last thing he or his second wife dreams is that the séance will bring back his first wife, Elvira, who wants Charles all to herself! Things are further complicated by the fact that only Charles can see her, which results in some hilarious exchanges and misunderstandings. Elvira’s plots to get him to ‘the other side’ do not go to plan however, and instead of Charles dying in her contrived ‘accident’, his new wife does! Many consider this to be one of Coward’s best and most unusual farces.



Disc 1

  Blithe Spirit - An Improbable Farce
1.   Act 1 Scene 1 00:01:45
2.   RUTH: "That's right Edith." 00:00:56
3.   EDITH: "Your cigarette case, sir" 00:01:43
4.   CHARLES: "well to begin with... " 00:04:00
5.   CHARLES: "That's probably the Bradmans." 00:00:29
6.   EDITH: "Dr and Mrs Bradman." 00:03:43
7.   MADAME ARCATI: "I've leant my bike... " 00:02:56
8.   RUTH: "I expect it's dreadfully ignorant of me not to know... " 00:02:33
9.   Act 1 Scene 2 00:02:55
10.   RUTH: "How very wise" 00:03:34
11.   MADAME ARCATI: "Little Tommy Tucker... " 00:00:59
12.   MADAME ARCATI: "Will you all sit round the table... " 00:03:14
13.   MADAME ARCATI: "Is there anyone there... " 00:03:07
14.   MADAME ARCATI: "Little Tommy Tucker" 00:01:23
15.   CHARLES: "I can't bear this for another minute." 00:03:56
16.   RUTH: "Oh dear! Oh dear!" 00:00:52
17.   RUTH: "I suddenly felt a draught... " 00:01:21
18.   RUTH: "Well darling" 00:03:43
19.   ELVIRA: "That was one of the most enjoyable... " 00:04:10
20.   Act 2 Scene 1 00:05:09
21.   CHARLES: "Once and for all Ruth... " 00:01:35
22.   EDITH: "Can I clear please'm" 00:02:49
23.   ELVIRA: "You've absolutely ruined that border by the sundial." 00:03:39
24.   CHARLES: "Ruth, you see that bowl of flowers on the piano" 00:02:11
25.   Act 2 Scene 2 00:02:54
26.   MADAME ARCATI: "Capital, Capital... " 00:07:38
27.   CHARLES: "What on earth was Madame Arcati doing here" 00:04:40
28.   CHARLES: "Ruth... " 00:02:23


Disc 2

  Blithe Spirit - An Improbable Farce
1.   Act 2 Scene 3 00:01:40
2.   DR BRADMAN: "Nothing to worry about Mrs Condomine... " 00:01:49
3.   DR BRADMAN: "Ah Charles, how does it feel" 00:01:08
4.   RUTH: "You really are infuriating, Elvira." 00:03:39
5.   CHARLES: "Look out!" 00:00:57
6.   CHARLES: "There now." 00:03:44
7.   Act 3 Scene 1 00:04:52
8.   ELVIRA: "Charles!" 00:02:02
9.   ELVIRA: "How good is she really" 00:05:28
10.   CHARLES: "Madame Arcati, would you please come in now" 00:03:37
11.   MADAME ARCATI: "Ghostly spectre... " 00:03:25
12.   Act 3 Scene 2 00:03:44
13.   CHARLES: "Have you any suggestions" 00:05:28
14.   RUTH: " Do concentrate, Elvira, and keep still." 00:02:23
15.   RUTH: "I believe it's going to work,... " 00:03:40
16.   CHARLES: "Ruth, Elvira, are you there" 00:03:35

Total Playing Time: 02:11:28






Author(s):
Coward, Noel

Reader(s):
Francis, Abigail; Lumley, Joanna; Markham, Kika; Morley, Sheridan; Redgrave, Corin; Ruby, Thelma; Sara, Cathy; Timson, David

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Plays - Others

Period: 20th Century

Catalogue No: NA226312

Barcode: 9789626342633

Physical Release: 06/2002

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