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Transcript of Blithe Spirit
is based on the era it was written -- the 40's! Lighting When and Where? Putting It All Together What I Want to Convey! Showing the themes is the most important part for me. The theme of love would be expressed throughout the play, as you watch Charles genuinely say he loved Elvira and dearly loves Ruth to packing up his bags, getting everything off his chest, and saying goodbye forever with odd pleasure (and how that comes to be. He does realize a lot throughout the course of the play, after all).
As for death, I cherish the idea of making it seem like something you do not dread. For example after Ruth's death Charles remarks to Madame that she is not present, but rather upstairs resting because the funeral "exhausted her." When speaking of death no one ever seems upset, perhaps with the comfort they now how of knowing of the other world. Death is used as a tool for comedy, and I think that's unique and comforting. Characters Who are they? Ruth Elvira Madame Arcati Charles Edith The Set Directly from the Script