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Coward’s quiet play at Portland Stage

The name of Noël Coward is fairly synonymous with the biting, devastating verbal wit of his farces like Blithe Spirit , in which well-off Brits behave badly, having at each other with verbal razors.
Just-so stories
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  March 08, 2013
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Coward brings the upper class down a notch

The most sympathetic character in Noel Coward's snarky little farce, Blithe Spirit, is neither the "astral bigamist" Charles Condomine nor the petulant ghost of his first wife Elvira, nor even his beleaguered current wife Ruth.
Finding the medium
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  January 18, 2013
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Monmouth's sharpness shines in Coward's Blithe Spirit

It wouldn't be summer without a ghost story or two, though the currently one up in Monmouth has nothing to do with campfires and s'mores.
Let the Spirit linger
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  August 19, 2011
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Maine's quirky summer stage season

Summertime and a lush arboreal landscape is an unexpected setting for Samuel Beckett's flinty Waiting for Godot , and this reviewer is already stirred.
History + mystery
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  June 17, 2011

Play by play: June 4, 2010

Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
Theater listings, week of June 4, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  June 04, 2010
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Old haunts

It doesn’t take a crystal ball to predict that Blithe Spirit , that cocktail shaker full of dry martini and ectoplasmic mayhem, will amuse. Playwright Noël Coward diagnosed his own gift as a talent to do just that.
Blithe Spirit at the Lyric; Hot Mikado at New Rep; August: Osage County at the Colonial
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  May 14, 2010


Play by play: May 7, 2010

Boston's weekly theater listings
Theater listings, May 7, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  May 07, 2010

Play by play: April 30, 2010

Boston's weekly theater schedule
Theater listings, week of April 30, 2010
By JEFFREY GANTZ  |  April 30, 2010
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Year in Theater: Staged right

It's been a Buckingham Palace season on the local rialto.
Changing of the local guard
By CAROLYN CLAY  |  December 22, 2008
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Ghost story

Audiences just wanna have fun. Sometimes.
Trinity’s gleeful Blithe Spirit
By BILL RODRIGUEZ  |  April 08, 2008
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Proposing a ghost

What a difference a séance makes!
A marriage haunted by the past, at The Theater Project
By MEGAN GRUMBLING  |  May 17, 2006