THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY
MONDAY, JUNE 22,
THE SUMMER MICHIGAN DAILY MONDAY. JUNE 22.
Private Lives' Is Wittily Acted
by Tom Powers, Violet Heming
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MONDAY, JUNE 22, 1931
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The proper critical thing to say
about Private Lives is that it is
vapid; that it takes a humourous
ing-bickering) and exploits it with
typical vaudeville t e c h n i q u e
through three acts. But anyone
making that proper remark should
promptly add that he discovered the
truth of it in reminiscence, not dur-
ing the play. For one is too busy
laguhing during the play. Private
Lives is extraordinarily funny. One
can't think of a play that could
both climax a splendid season so
joyously and fit the prevailing wea-
ther so neatly.
In this, his latest and probably
thinnest play, Noel Coward is still
the best craftsman among contem-
porary dramatists. The second act,
built completely out of talk and
back-talk, is a real tour de force.
Merely clever, one says. But direct-
ing that clever pen is an extraor-
dinary knowledge of the theatre
that is not easily won. Coward's
agility has a real basis in style.
His style almost merits the compli-
ment Meredith paid Congreve's:
"It is both concise and voluble."
Concise in the best sense: the
speeches are short; they have im-
mediate point; taken individually
and in groups they always build to
sure-fire funny-words or phrases.
Voluble in the good sense: his stylh
is fluent. To see the merit of this
one has only to contrast it withl
Wilde's style which is absolutely
stationary (a question, answer in
an epigram, piddling about etc.).
Coward's style doesn't allow your
mind to pause (which is well); it
carries you delightedly along at its
In Private Lives Coward has only
a very meagre little truth: that so-
phisticated people, because they
cannot be simplegwithathemselves,
will eventually get angry with
themselves in a very simple way.
Coward's style not only makes that
truth last three acts but makes it
fairly gleam with gusto.
Private Lives proves a more per-
fect vehicle for Tom Powers and
iVolet Heming than did Arms and
the Man last week. Both of them
have a precise vivacity which is a
good translation of the peculiar fu-
sion of sophistication and joie de
vivre Noel Coward's characters
have. Miss Heming is certainly one
of the most convincing sophisti-
cated women on the stage. As she
reads every line (the sincerities as
well as the lies) you consistently
have the feeling that she, as well
as you, is listening to and enjoy-
ing its grace and wit. This qual-
ity of simultantously creating and
savouring is a very witty quality.
Both Miss Heming and Mr. Powers
have it and Coward's play gives
ahem an opportunity to deliciously
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Noel Coward's . . . .. "Private Lives"
Tuesday . . 8:15 . . . . . "Private Lives"
Wednesday . . 8:15 . . . . "Private Lives"
Thursday . . 8:15 . . Ibsen's . . "Ghosts"
Friday . . 8:15 . . "Arms and the Man"
Saturday . . 8:15 . . . . . "Private Lives"
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