Edwardian Beauty

The suffocating habits of the horsey set were more of a live issue in 1924 when the play was written; constructing a critique of excessive social conservatism in an age of publicly funded sex-change operations borders on the absurd. The moral edifice stormed by Noël Coward’s generation was a mighty fortress; today it is a ruin.

via Edwardian Beauty by Kevin Williamson on National Review Online.

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