Paul Scofield and Patricia Routledge star in Noël Coward's classic comedy of manners.Private Lives was written in 1930 and has been a mainstay of British theatre ever since. This sharply funny play of reversals focuses on Elyot and Amanda, a passionate
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The battle of wits and words that result between the two are a guilty delight, whilst the ironic handling of such famous lines lines as "certain women should be struck regularly... like gongs" undercuts any sexism and makes the whole a frothy, vivacious joy.
Coward was writing in an age struggling with many difficult changes and so his light, sophisticated and witty tone is very refreshing in these times of recession. As always Patricia Routledge (Keeping Up Appearances) is superb, and her tempestuous Amanda is a character who is as entertaining for her flaws as her flourish. (Posted on 5 March 2013)
Would you recommend this product to a friend? Definitely yes
Product InformationReader: Full Cast Running Time: 2hrs Publisher: AudioGO Ltd Number of CDs: 2 File Quality: MP3 (256 kbps) Release Date: 01/03/2010 D/L ISBN: 9781408425725
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