Blithe Spirit

October 7, 2013

It was so much fun. Clever, lovely, seemingly light-as-air (like Elvira), but with a heart…

I do think in the same way I loved the Romantics and now find them stilted, I’ve gotten over the drawing room comedy. Perfectly entertaining as it is, and this one was perfectly presented, it’s stuffed full, where I yearn for spareness. I can love the wit of Wilde and Coward, but I may just be done going to see them.

A quick read may be a different story…I love that these couples fight in their smart, fiery way, and still so clearly love each other so much. Shades of Beatrice and Benedick…with a clever mid-century twist.