At the far end of the gallery is a photo of Harold Pinter in director mode, talking to his “Blithe Spirit” stars. It’s 1976 in London, and Maria Aitken is Pinter’s willowy Elvira. Flash-forward 36 years, and Aitken is now directing Coward, too: a production of “Private Lives” at the Huntington Theatre Company, which coincides with “Star Quality: The World of Noël Coward,” a major exhibition in New York.
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