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Noël Coward's Private Lives

I recently had a discussion with a colleague about the Noel Coward revival currently taking place on Chicago’s theater scene. Pride Films & Plays just wound up its production of “Design for Living” at the Rivendell Theater, which Paul and his wife attended. 624 more words

EDGE Media Network (Chicago Theater Reviews)

Pre-Code Crazy: Private Lives (1931)

My Pre-Code Crazy pick for the month of November is Private Lives (1931), starring the totally awesome Norma Shearer and the always fantastic Robert Montgomery. In the interest of full disclosure, I have already written about this film on my blog, and under normal circumstances, that fact would automatically disqualify a film from Pre-Code Crazy consideration (for me, at least). 541 more words


NEWS: Tom Chambers to star in Private Lives at Theatre Royal

A major revival of Noël Coward’s hilarious masterpiece, Private Lives will embark on a tour prior to the West End, starring stage and screen stars… 827 more words


Don't put your daughter on the Facebook, Mrs Worthington

Noël Coward is one of those people I’ve picked up a few facts about through osmosis, such as the song ‘Mad Dogs and Englishmen’ (which is totally a rap), and a vague idea he probably invented Pimms and cigarette holders. 390 more words


Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos

Hitler at Home by Despina Stratigakos

Adolf Hitler’s makeover from rabble-rouser to statesman coincided with a series of dramatic home renovations he undertook during the mid-1930s. 440 more words


Wednesday Wisdom - Thinking Words, #26, 2015

During her evening walks with Aggie through the snowy village, Clarice Watkins continued her practice of gazing into lit windows of kitchens and living rooms.  Often she saw people sitting around a table under a hanging lamp, plates and glasses spread out before them like a deck of cards; or she saw the silhouettes of people watching wide-screen television sets on which one bright silent image swiftly replaced another, even battles or conflagrations cheerful-looking in their brevity.  

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When I was six my father became the Provost of Queen’s College and we moved into the Provost’s Lodgings. At that age I had no sense of the privilege implicit in that last sentence. 1,041 more words

Victoria Blake