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Private Lives

Private Lives

Written by Noel Coward

Narrated by Rosalind Ayres and Full Cast


Private Lives

Written by Noel Coward

Narrated by Rosalind Ayres and Full Cast

ratings:
4.5/5 (25 ratings)
Length:
1 hour
Released:
Nov 1, 2005
ISBN:
9781580815024
Format:
Audiobook

Description

The lights of a yacht on the French Riviera are reflected in the water and in the eyes of four hilariously mismatched lovers. Private Lives shimmers with wit, romance, desire and bittersweet truth.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Rosalind Ayres, Marnie Mosiman, Ian Ogilvy, Begonya Piazza and Kristoffer Tabori.
Released:
Nov 1, 2005
ISBN:
9781580815024
Format:
Audiobook

About the author

Noël Coward (1899–1973), also known as Sir Noël Peirce Coward, was an English writer, director and performer. He studied dance and acting as a child, before making his professional debut at age 12. As a teen, he began writing plays including the comedy I’ll Leave It to You, which debuted in 1920. Over the course of his career, Coward penned more than 50 plays such as Private Lives, Present Laughter and Blithe Spirit. During his final years, he received knighthood (in 1969) followed by a Tony Award for lifetime achievement.



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4.3
25 ratings / 3 Reviews
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  • (3/5)
    A silly rambling book, With elements of handling subjects such as hypocrisy and the crisis of finding love in flaws, And the meaninglessness of existence.
  • (5/5)
    Marvelous. Noel Coward at his best......performed by top-notch performers.
  • (3/5)
    I would actually give this book 3 1/2. It is a little less predictable than "Hay Fever" and I think it is an interesting exploration of how intimacy and human relationships can go awry with people so oppositely matched. It's also really amusing to see the back and forth of the twisted conversations that the main characters have. It's hard to tell at some times whether they are going to end up in bed or simply killing eachother. It's sort of like the literary or even conversational equivalent to a roller coaster ride.