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Theatre Arts: Blithe Spirit, December 2018

An online resource guide for Theatre Arts students at LaGrange College


Blithe Spirit

 will be performed at Price Theatre on



Friday, December 7, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 8, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2018, at 2:30 p.m.

Monday, December 10, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday, December 11, 2018, at 7:00 p.m.




Blithe Spirit is Noël Coward’s comedy about a séance that brings back a widower’s first wife, to the dismay of his second wife.  It opened in London and Broadway in 1941, achieving long runs on both sides of the Atlantic.

Library Resources for Blithe Spirit

The play is in:

Noël Coward, Collected Plays:  Four (call number PR 6005 .O85 A19 1999)

Coward, Three Plays (PR 6005 .O85 A6 1999)

A Treasury of the Theatre (PN6112 .G3 V. 3)


For books about Coward, and for his other plays and writings, look in the PR 6005 .O85 area on the lower level.


Reference books with articles on Coward include:

Dictionary of Literary Biography (available online), vol. 245 (2001) or vol. 10 (1982) 

Oxford Dictionary of National Biography vol. 13 pp. 761-767 (main level, REF DA 28 .D577 2004 v. 13)

British Writers, Supplement II (REF PR 85 .B688 Sup. 2)


For reviews and photographs of the 1941 Broadway production, see:

Life Sep. 29, 1941, pp. 69-71

Life Dec. 8 1941, pp. 91-92

or ask us to show you how to find reviews in magazines on our lower level, such as Time (Nov. 17, 1941, pp. 67-68).


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