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ISBN:
0394175352
Author:
Noel Coward
Category:
Dramas & Plays
Language:
English
Publisher:
Grove Press : distributed by Random House; 1st Evergreen ed edition (1979)
Pages:
254 pages
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Three excellent Noel Coward plays. I was particularly interested in Cavalcade. It did not disappoint me at all.

Three excellent Noel Coward plays.

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic,.

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise". Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven

I'm now a new Noel Coward fan and look forward to exploring his plays, prose, music, and interesting life.

I'm now a new Noel Coward fan and look forward to exploring his plays, prose, music, and interesting life. Mad "coincidence": I was laid up sick as a dog in the same Shanghai hotel in which, also sick as a dog, Coward wrote Private Lives in 1930. Right: no real coincidence, okay, okay, but I felt a little more grounded in his world, in a memory of my looking out the window on similar Shanghai streets and the Huangpu River: the Cathay was an elegant venue, the brightest light on the Shanghai bund, in 1930.

Noël Coward: The Complete Lyrics. Noël Coward: In His Own Words. Part three: noël's war. 16. World War II: Twentieth Century Blues

Noël Coward: The Complete Lyrics. Noël Coward: Complete Sketches and Parodies. Theatrical Companion to Coward (with Sheridan Morley). The Unknown Noël: New Writing from the Coward Archives. Coward on Film: The Cinema of Noël Coward. Oscar Wilde: A Life in Quotes. World War II: Twentieth Century Blues. 17. Then Along Came Bill. That is not the purpose of this book, although the letters are set in a chronological context to fix them.

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Read "Coward Plays: 3 Design for Living; Cavalcade; Conversation Piece; Tonight at . 0 (i); Still Life" by Noël .

The third volume of Coward's plays contains some of his best work from the thirties. Also in the volume are three short plays including Tonight at . 0 - Hands Across the Sea, a gentle satire of colonials and London Society; Still Life which became the film Brief Encounter and Fumed Oak a suburban comedy about a 'worm who turns'. The volume is introduced by Sheridan Morley.

1968 Nelson Doubleday hardcover, Noel Coward (Blithe Spirit, Hay Fever, Private Lives: Three Plays). Three plays by the author. Release Date:January 1968. Publisher:Nelson Doubleday, INC. Weight:1.

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  • Bloodfire
I never read plays, and these and "Streetcar . . . " were good ones to begin with! I especially liked "Blithe Spirit". I found the language somewhat stuffy; I'm curious to see it on stage to see how it comes across. After getting into the story, the way the characters spoke and interacted became more natural.
  • Ericaz
An excellent classic! I love Noel Coward's works. Hillarious play with smooth moving lines and unique characters! I'm
Anxious to play the part of the maid in a local production.
  • Froststalker
I just want to write about the play Hay Fever here as it is Noel Cowards craziest, there is almost nothing in literature as mad as Cowards Hay Fever until Thorogood wrote Drop Dead Gorgeous. The play is very mad and very melodramatic on purepose and very funny, the family break all the rules of good society and do not care. I have a DVD with Penelopy Keith and it is a cracker, very much recomended.
  • DarK-LiGht
Noel Coward's irrepressibly witty style made him a huge theater success. He also wrote serious dramas (I recommend the screenplay BRIEF ENCOUNTER) but he will always be known for the type of plays included in this volume, two of which promise to endure.
BLITHE SPIRIT (5F, 2M) is my favorite of the lot. Writer Charles Condomine throws a dinner party and invites local medium Madame Arcati. At an after-dinner seance, the spirit of Charles' first wife is released into the house. The fact that only he can see her makes for some great comic scenes, and torments his second wife, Ruth, to no end. The end of the second act brings a surprising twist that further turns the spiritual tables on Charles. The themes of marriage and remarriage are also profitably taken up by...
PRIVATE LIVES (3F, 2M), perhaps Coward's best-known farce, and the last play in this volume. Two honeymooning couples find themselves at the same resort as their exes, provoking three acts of on-again off-again action and some hilarious one-liners. Love is a madness, the play says, and we enjoy hurting the ones we love.
The middle play of the volume, HAY FEVER, was one of Coward's early hits on the London stage, 1925 according to the dust jacket. Though it contains much in the way of funny banter, it does not hold up as well as the other two plays. It treats on a crazy family led by a histrionic matriarch and the unsuspecting guests they host one weekend. It has a large cast (5F, 4M), and those interested in ensemble pieces might want to take a look. The book is worth the read for BLITHE SPIRIT and PRIVATE LIVES alone. Consider HAY FEVER a bonus.
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