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1[[quoteright:350:]] ˛ [[caption-width-right:350:Crazy Hijinks Guaranteed.]]˛˛''Private Lives'' is a 1930 comedy of manners by Creator/NoelCoward. It focuses on a divorced couple who discover that they are honeymooning with their new spouses in the same hotel. Despite a perpetually stormy relationship, they realise that they still have feelings for each other, and run away to a chalet in Switzerland. After a few days of bliss, their antics -- which drove them apart before -- creep back. ˛˛HilarityEnsues. ˛˛Adapted into a 1931 film directed by Sidney Franklin, with Creator/RobertMontgomery and Creator/NormaShearer in the leading roles.˛˛----˛!!Tropes featured in the play and film include:˛* BelligerentSexualTension: Amanda and Elyot's relationship, and late Sybil and Victor's.˛* BettyAndVeronica: Sybil and Amanda, respectively, to Elyot. Also, Victor and Elyot to Amanda.˛* CantLiveWithThemCantLiveWithoutThem: The crux of Elyot and Amanda's relationship: they love each other, but also love to drive each other crazy. ˛* DatingDoSiDo: The point of the play˛* GenteelInterbellumSetting: Like most of Coward's plays.˛* LoveConfession: At the hotel's terrace, Amanda and Elyot declare their love and decide to run away together. ˛* TheMissusAndTheEx: This set of Missus and Ex don't like each other at all.˛* ReallyGetsAround: Amanda rattles off the men she dated (and slept with!) after she divorced Elyot much to his horror.˛* SympatheticAdulterer: The degree in which one sympathizes depends, but both of Amanda and Elyot's partners are absolute pills. ˛----


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