Blithe Spirit

Start: I’ve been making polite conversat

Ruth Condomine

Blithe Spirit

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Age Range
Act Two, Scene Two
Time & Place
Kent, England, 1940s
Time Period
Show Type

Monologue Context

After refusing to believe that her husband’s first wife, Elvira, has come back into

Monologue Text

Start: I’ve been making polite conversation all through dinner last night and breakfast and lunch today--and it’s been a nightmare--and I am not going to do it anymore.

End: The first thing in the morning I am going up to London to interview the Psychical Research Society, and if they fail me I shall go straight to the Archbishop of Canterbury….

For full extended monologue, see:
Noel Coward. Blithe Spirit. Samuel French Acting Edition. London: 1941. pp.46-7.