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Noël Coward Blithe Spirit -- An Improbable Farce [Audio Book]

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All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This release from Naxos tells Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit -- An Improbable Farce with the aid of Colin Redgrave as Charles Condomine, Kika Markham as Ruth Condomine, and Thelma Ruby as the medium Elvira. The collection includes some brief classical music accompaniment, but is dominated by the voice performances of the actors, who convincingly portray the story of a writer and his wife who are visited by the man's first wife during a séance.
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Johnny Loftus
This release from Naxos tells Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit -- An Improbable Farce with the aid of Colin Redgrave as Charles Condomine, Kika Markham as Ruth Condomine, and Thelma Ruby as the medium Elvira. The collection includes some brief classical music accompaniment, but is dominated by the voice performances of the actors, who convincingly portray the story of a writer and his wife who are visited by the man's first wife during a séance.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/16/2002
  • Label: Naxos Audio Books
  • UPC: 730099026321
  • Catalog Number: 2263
  • Sales rank: 330,626

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Act 1 Scene 1 (1:45)
  2. 2 Ruth: "That's Right Edith." (0:56)
  3. 3 Edith: "Your Cigarette Case, Sir" (1:43)
  4. 4 Charles: "Well to Begin With..." (4:00)
  5. 5 Charles: "That's Probably the Bradmans." (0:29)
  6. 6 Edith: "DR. And Mrs Bradman." (3:43)
  7. 7 Madame Arcati: "I've Leant My Bike..." (2:56)
  8. 8 Ruth: "I Expect It's Dreadfully Ignorant of Me Not to Know..." (2:33)
  9. 9 Act 1 Scene 2 (2:55)
  10. 10 Ruth: "How Very Wise" (2:34)
  11. 11 Madame Arcati: "Little Tommy Tucker..." (0:59)
  12. 12 Madame Arcati: "Will You All Sit Round the Table..." (3:14)
  13. 13 Madame Arcati: "Is There Anyone There?..." (3:07)
  14. 14 Madame Arcati: "Little Tommy Tucker" (1:23)
  15. 15 Charles: "I Can't Bear This for Another Minute." (3:56)
  16. 16 Ruth: "Oh Dear! Oh Dear! " (0:52)
  17. 17 Ruth: "I Suddenly Felt a Draught..." (1:21)
  18. 18 Ruth: "Well Darling?" (3:43)
  19. 19 Elvira: "That Was One of the Most Enjoyable..." (4:10)
  20. 20 Act 2 Scene 1 (5:09)
  21. 21 Charles: "Once and for All Ruth, ..." (1:35)
  22. 22 Edith: "Can I Clear Please'm?" (2:49)
  23. 23 Elvira: "You've Absolutely Ruined That Border by the Sundial." (3:39)
  24. 24 Charles: "Ruth, You See That Bowl of Flowers on the Piano?" (2:11)
  25. 25 Act 2 Scene 2 (2:54)
  26. 26 Madame Arcati: "Capital, Capital..." (7:38)
  27. 27 Charles: "What on Earth Was Madame Arcati Doing Here?" (4:40)
  28. 28 Charles: "Ruth..." (2:23)
Disc 2
  1. 1 Act 2 Scene 3 (1:40)
  2. 2 Dr Bradman: "Nothing to Worry About Mrs. Condomine..." (1:49)
  3. 3 Dr Bradman: "Ah Charles, How Does It Feel?" (1:08)
  4. 4 Ruth: "You Really Are Infuriating, Elvira." (3:39)
  5. 5 Charles: "Look Out! " (0:57)
  6. 6 Charles: "There Now." (3:44)
  7. 7 Act 3 Scene 1 (4:52)
  8. 8 Elvira: "Charles! " (2:02)
  9. 9 Elvira: "How Good Is She Really?" (5:28)
  10. 10 Charles: "Madame Arcati, Would You Please Come in Now?" (3:37)
  11. 11 Madame Arcati: "Ghostly Spectre..." (3:25)
  12. 12 Act 3 Scene 2 (3:44)
  13. 13 Charles: "Have You Any Suggestions?" (5:28)
  14. 14 Ruth: "Do Concentrate, Elvira, And Keep Still." (2:23)
  15. 15 Ruth: "I Believe It's Going to Work, ..." (3:40)
  16. 16 Charles: "Ruth, Elvira, Are You There?" (3:35)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Corin Redgrave Primary Artist
David Timson cast
Cathy Sara cast
Thelma Ruby cast
Technical Credits
Noël Coward Playwright
Sheridan Morley Director, Liner Notes
Nicolas Soames Programming, Producer
David Timson Contributor
Mike Etherden Engineer
Peter Novis Studio Manager
Cathy Sara Contributor
Thelma Ruby Contributor
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