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Playwright's domestic outlook is outdated, but his dialogue still sparkles

01/30/2015 1:27 PM 0

Noël Coward’s vintage rom-com Private Lives turns back the clock to a more glamorous time that includes the English playwright’s jovial attitude toward domestic violence.

The RMTC Warehouse’s contribution to CowardFest, which opened smartly Thursday, suggests that you can’t enjoy the ......

The second act of Private Lives was almost censored in Britain in 1930 — not for the marital warring, but for the couple’s love-making, which was seen as too steamy for proper society. Show/Hide caption

The second act of Private Lives was almost censored in Britain in 1930 — not for the marital warring, but for the couple’s love-making, which was seen as too steamy for proper society. - MIKE DEAL / WINNIPEG FREE PRESS

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