Performing Arts

Coward Plays: Nine

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 239

Coward Plays: 9 offers up a fascinating selection of Noël Coward's lesser-known works. Salute to the Brave/Time Remembered (1940) follows Leila Heseldyne after she has fled to America, leaving a war-torn Britain and her husband behind; Long Island Sound(1947) sees a writer coerced into a riotous flock of high flying society people with turbulent results; and Volcano (1957) depicts a volcanic eruption as it punctuates the dubious conduct of six individuals on a fictional South Sea island. This volume also includes Design for Rehearsing (1933) was Coward's private satire on the way he , Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne worked on Design for Living. Age Cannot Wither (1967), Coward's last and unfinished play completes the collection as it portrays the boozy reunion of three women in their sixties, who meet without fail every year to reminisce. Together, these works offer a new and intriguing insight into Coward the playwright and his oeuvre that extends well beyond his most well-known works such as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit and Hay Fever. The volume is introduced by Coward expert and scholar Barry Day.
Performing Arts

Coward Plays: Nine

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 885

Coward Plays: 9 offers up a fascinating selection of Noël Coward's lesser-known works. Salute to the Brave/Time Remembered (1940) follows Leila Heseldyne after she has fled to America, leaving a war-torn Britain and her husband behind; Long Island Sound(1947) sees a writer coerced into a riotous flock of high flying society people with turbulent results; and Volcano (1957) depicts a volcanic eruption as it punctuates the dubious conduct of six individuals on a fictional South Sea island. This volume also includes Design for Rehearsing (1933) was Coward's private satire on the way he , Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne worked on Design for Living. Age Cannot Wither (1967), Coward's last and unfinished play completes the collection as it portrays the boozy reunion of three women in their sixties, who meet without fail every year to reminisce. Together, these works offer a new and intriguing insight into Coward the playwright and his oeuvre that extends well beyond his most well-known works such as Private Lives, Blithe Spirit and Hay Fever. The volume is introduced by Coward expert and scholar Barry Day.
Drama

Plays, Three

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 411

View: 667

Literary Collections

The Letters of Noël Coward

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Knopf

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 780

View: 369

Accompanied by more than two hundred photographs and illustrations, a definitive collection of letters, most never before published, to and from Noël Coward offers an intriguing portrait of the renowned playwright, actor, musician, director, artist, writer, and wit and his correspondence with Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Virginia Woolf, Katharine Hepburn, and others. 25,000 first printing.
English drama

Tonight at 8:30

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: English drama

Page: 279

View: 369

Drama

Coward Plays: 1

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 320

View: 912

This first volume in the Coward Collection contains four plays written within a two year period when Coward and the century were still in their 20s. The volume is introduced by Sheridan Morley, Coward's first biographer. Hay Fever, a comedy of bad manners, concerns a weekend with friends of the Bliss family, who have all been invited independently for a weekend at their country house near Maidenhead. The Vortex was a controversial drama in its time, introducing drug-addiction onto the stage at a time when alcoholism was barely mentioned. Fallen Angels, which is written for two star actresses was described as 'degenerate', 'vile', 'obscene', 'shocking' - the second half of the play is entirely taken up with an alcoholic duologue between the two women. Easy Virtue is an elegant, laconic tribute to a lost world of drawing-room dramas, no other writer went more directly to the jugular of that moralistic, tight-lipped but fundamentally hypocritical 20s society. "He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history" Terence Rattigan
Drama

Three Plays

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 254

View: 186

Presents three comedies of manners by playwright Noel Coward, including "Blithe Spirit," in which a man is visited by the ghost of his first wife; "Hay Fever," the story of a family of bohemians who wreak emotional havoc on weekend visitors; and "Private Lives," in which a newly divorced couple find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses.
Musicals

Cowardy Custard

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: London : Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Musicals

Page: 144

View: 645

The world of Noel Coward. Based on the Mermaid Theatre Entertainment.

Shadow Play

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 42

View: 561

Characters: 5 male, 4 female Scenery: Suggested sets One of the Tonight At 8:30 series produced in London and New York. Victoria has just returned from the theatre where she saw a romantic musical. She quells a headache with three Anytal tablets just before her husband enters and announces divorce plans. Victoria, head buzzing, attempts to understand his reasons. She slips into a fantastic dream that reviews their meeting, courtship and marriage. Coming to, she clings to her husband and he reconsiders. Also published in Tonight at 8:30.
Drama

Noel Coward Autobiography

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 528

View: 510

Noël Coward was one of the most celebrated characters in British theatrical history, with a career that spanned almost sixty years as a writer, actor, producer and director. This volume brings together his three autobiographies: Present Indicative charts his progress from a 'brazen odious little prodigy' to the immense success of Cavalcade in 1931; Future Indefinite deals with the war years, which saw the publication of Blithe Spirit, Present Laughter and In Which We Serve; and Past Conditional is the beginning of what was to be his third memoir, dealing with the 'missing' years in between.
Drama

Coward Plays: 3

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 352

View: 652

The third volume of Coward's plays contains some of his best work from the thirties. Design for Living is about a triangular alliance between two men and a woman, based on friends of Coward's, which he waited to write "until she and he and I had arrived by different roads in our careers at a time and a place when we felt we could all three play together with a more or less equal degree of success." Cavalcade was Coward's most ambitious stage project, set during the Boer War, which cost £30,000 in its day and which includes scenes of the relief of the sinking of the Titanic and the coming of the Jazz Age. Conversation Piece is a musical comedy that Noël wrote for the Parisian star Yvonne Printemps and includes the song "I'll Follow My Secret Heart". Also in the volume are three short plays from Tonight at 8.30 including 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'.
Actors

The Noel Coward Diaries

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: George Weidenfeld & Nicholson

ISBN:

Category: Actors

Page: 698

View: 489

These diaries chronicle the last thirty years of the author's life.
Drama

Relative Values

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Samuel French Limited

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 111

View: 825

Biography & Autobiography

Noël Coward

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 367

View: 839

Provides the lyrics to all of Coward's compositions, including unknown material and the texts of four unfinished musicals
Drama

Brief Encounter

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 60

View: 429

I'm a happily married woman. Or rather I was until a few weeks ago. This is my whole world and it's enough, or rather it was until a few weeks ago. Your heart dances. The world seems strange and new. You want to laugh and skip and fall forever? You are in love. You are in love with the wrong person. Laura, the respectable suburban wife, and Alec, the idealistic, married doctor, meet in a station buffet, fall passionately in love but are doomed never to find fulfilment. David Lean's iconic 1945 movie, Brief Encounter, was written by Noel Coward and was based on one of his one-act plays, Still Life, written a decade earlier. Emma Rice, Artistic Director of Kneehigh Theatre Company, has adapted this timeless tale of joy and heartache for the stage, interspersing the romantic action with nine Coward ditties.
Drama

This Happy Breed

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: London : S. French

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 99

View: 156

This Happy Breed covers twenty years in the life of the Frank and Ethel Bibbons and their children, from the end of World War I to the beginning of World War II. On one level the story is the chronicle of a middle class family. They haven't done well in the years between the wars, but in the face of another conflict, family unity spans the chasm between the generations. At another level, this is the story of England, torn at times by the conflicts of its own progress, but quietly firm in its historical moments of crisis.

Coward Plays

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 488

View: 904

American drama (Comedy)

Ways and Means

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN:

Category: American drama (Comedy)

Page: 39

View: 198

Comedy Chararcters: 5 male, 4 female Interior set One of the "Tonight at 8:30" series produced in London and New York. In a bedroom in Mrs. Lloyd Ransome's fabulous villa on the Cote d'Azur are heiress Stella Cartwright and her husband, a gambler. They are plagued by debts and their prolonged stay at the villa is becoming embarrassing when a scandalous chauffeur attempts to rob them and ends up saving their honor.

The Unknown Noël

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Theatre Communications Group

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 300

View: 621

A rare insight into one of the greatest theatrical minds of the 20th century, this volume includes revealing extracts from Coward's journals, including his musings on his own plays, his recollections of famous performers, his frustration with critics and an account of his famous feud with Graham Greene. The Unknown Noel also includes the hill text the one-act play Star Chamber, scenes from unfinished plays, and other previously unpublished work.