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


Disc 2

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

Total Playing Time: 02:11:28






Author(s):
Coward, Noël

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

Release Date: 06/2002

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