Literary Criticism

The Letters of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 128

'A uniquely charming and enticing journey through a remarkable life. Coward's own record is made all the more delightful by the wise and helpful interpolations of Barry Day, the soundest authority on the Master that there is.' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously unpublished - this is a revealing new insight into the private life of a legendary figure. Coward's multi-faceted talent as an actor, writer, composer, producer and even as a war-time spy(!), brought him into close contact with the great, the good and the merely ambitious in film, literature and politics.With letters to and from the likes of: George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo (she wrote asking him to marry her), Marlene Dietriech, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, FD Roosevelt, the Queen Mother and many more, the picture that emerges is a series of vivid sketches of Noel Coward's private relationships, and a re-examination of the man himself. Deliciously insightful, witty, perfectly bitchy, wise, loving and often surprisingly moving, this extraordinary collection gives us Coward at his crackling best. A sublime portrait of a unique artist who made an indelible mark on the 20th century, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond.
Biography & Autobiography

Noel Coward

Author: Philip Hoare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 845

The definitive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most celebrated and controversial dramatists. To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker Noël Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. Given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward family members, compatriots, and numerous lovers, Samuel Johnson Prize-winning biographer Philip Hoare has produced an illuminating and sophisticated biography of Coward, whose relentless drive for success and approval fueled the stunning bursts of creativity that launched the once-painfully middle class boy from the suburbs of London into a pantheon of theatrical deities that includes Gilbert and Sullivan, Oscar Wilde, and George Bernard Shaw. As much the embodiment of a lifestyle as an actual inhabitant of it, Coward’s carefully cultivated image defined the aspirations of untold numbers of actors, artists, and writers who succeeded him, and Hoare’s meticulously researched biography peels away the layers of this complex persona to reveal the man underneath it all, whom The Times of London decreed upon his death to be the most versatile of all the great figures of the English theater.
Literary Criticism

Noël Coward

Author: Gale D. Webbe

Publisher: Greenwood

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 319

View: 158

This volume provides a comprehensive and detailed record of the life and career of Noel Coward, with entries on his work in drama, film, radio, and television.
Biography & Autobiography

Noël Coward

Author: Sheridan Morley

Publisher: Haus Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 184

View: 558

Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
Drama

The Essential Noël Coward Compendium

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 374

View: 799

For fans and newcomers to Noel Coward's work, this compendium presents the very best in one entertaining volume.
Literary Criticism

The Letters of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 561

'A uniquely charming and enticing journey through a remarkable life. Coward's own record is made all the more delightful by the wise and helpful interpolations of Barry Day, the soundest authority on the Master that there is.' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously unpublished - this is a revealing new insight into the private life of a legendary figure. Coward's multi-faceted talent as an actor, writer, composer, producer and even as a war-time spy(!), brought him into close contact with the great, the good and the merely ambitious in film, literature and politics.With letters to and from the likes of: George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo (she wrote asking him to marry her), Marlene Dietriech, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, FD Roosevelt, the Queen Mother and many more, the picture that emerges is a series of vivid sketches of Noel Coward's private relationships, and a re-examination of the man himself. Deliciously insightful, witty, perfectly bitchy, wise, loving and often surprisingly moving, this extraordinary collection gives us Coward at his crackling best. A sublime portrait of a unique artist who made an indelible mark on the 20th century, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond.

Noel Coward

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 216

View: 630

Biography & Autobiography

SPEAKING OF NOEL COWARD

Author: Alan Farley; Ron Lazar

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 616

b. 1936 to d. 2012 For thirty years Mr. Farley thrived in radio broadcasting as producer and announcer for NPR. His enthusiasm for all things Noel Coward guided him on a twenty year expedition to gather these interviews – a unique achievement that brings Noel alive in intimate detail.
Drama

Noel Coward Collected Verse

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 381

This volume brings together Coward's celebrated verse, from snappy epigrams to seven-hundred-line short stories such as 'P&O 1930' and 'Not Yet the Dodo'; from moving war-time encounters to satirical barbs at familiar Coward targets; and from personal reminiscences to occasional verse such as his tribute to Ivor Novello or his counter-attack on Graham Greene. Includes an introduction by Martin Tickner and Coward's long-time companion, Graham Payn.
Drama

The Complete Verse of Noel Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 263

Three volumes of his verse were published in Coward's lifetime, but while The Complete Verse features all of the work from these three volumes it also presents previously unpublished material for the very first time. Coward expert Barry Day has collected together the additional verse which Coward sent to family and friends and which paints a vivid portrait of his more private life. For anyone who has enjoyed the Diaries or the Letters of Noel Coward, The Complete Verse offers further enjoyment and appreciation of Coward's wit, insatiable interest in people and skilful rendering of his public and private lives. Day's linking narrative situates the verse in the events of Coward's life.
Biography & Autobiography

Noel Coward

Author: Robert F. Kiernan

Publisher: Ungar Publishing Company

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 183

View: 816

Traces the life and career of the popular British playwright, examines each of his major plays, and includes a look at his revues, songs, and operettas
Drama

The Lyrics of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 99

Mad Dogs and Englishmen, Don't Put your Daughter on the Stage, Mrs Worthington and over 250 more lyrics from Coward's musical masterpieces. Noël Coward is one of the greatest lyricists of the twentieth century. Songs such as A Room with a View, The Stately Homes of England, Mad Dogs and Englishmen and Mrs Worthington are known, sung and loved the world over. This edition gathers together over 250 of Coward's lyrics, arranged in chronological order and grouped by show. In addition, these masterpieces of verse are accompanied by an introduction and notes from the Master himself.
Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Noel Coward's "Hay Fever"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 22

View: 159

A Study Guide for Noel Coward's "Hay Fever," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Biography & Autobiography

Noel Coward In His Own Words

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 648

'In my time I have said some noteworthy and exceptionally memorable things' Noël Coward. A delightful and revealing collection of quotations from the master wordsmith, Noël Coward. In his plays, verse, song lyrics, stories and everyday life, he chose his words to uniquely stylish and truthful effect. This insightful portrait includes not only his best-loved witticisms, bons mots and lyrics but also excerpts from his private papers and hidden gems from unpublished material. Barry Day delves into the whole range of Coward's talents, as well as his thoughts on theatre, England, the Arts, religion, life and the man himself. In His Own Words displays the usual frivolity, and a surprising capacity for depth and compassion.
Biography & Autobiography

Present Indicative

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 341

"I was photographed naked on a cushion very early in life, an insane, toothless smile slitting my face and pleats of fat overlapping me like an ill-fitting overcoat. Later, at the age of two, I was photographed again. This time in a lace dress, leaning against a garden roller and laughing hysterically. If these photographs can be found they will adorn this book." Thus begins the life story of one of the most celebrated characters in British theatrical history, in the first of Coward's autobiographies, first published in 1937. Displaying an early dedication to the theatre, Present Indicative hints at the success that would come to Coward as actor, playwright, novelist and performer. Each line is punctuated with his trademark effervescent wit, making this book a comic tour de force in it's own right, as well as a "must read" for anyone with an interest in the British stage. "He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history" Terence Rattigan
Musicals

Cowardy Custard

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: London : Heinemann

ISBN:

Category: Musicals

Page: 144

View: 983

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

Noël Coward

Author: Milton Levin

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 138

View: 652

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Noel Coward.