Drama

The Complete Verse of Noel Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 322

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lifetime, but while The Complete Verse features all of the work from these three volumes it also presents previously unpublished material for the very first time.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.
Drama

The Complete Verse of Noel Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 384

View: 931

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lifetime, but while The Complete Verse features all of the work from these three volumes it also presents previously unpublished material for the very first time.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.
Poetry

Collected Verse

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Methuen Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 209

View: 225

Drama

The Lyrics of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 976

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.
Drama

Noel Coward Collected Verse

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 307

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

Noel Coward Collected Verse

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 212

View: 141

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Future Indefinite

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 689

The definitive account, in his own words, of one of the most popular figures in British theatre. The second and concluding volume of Noël Coward's legendary autobiography includes Future Indefinite and the unfinished Past Unconditional. With his trademark wit, Coward delivers anecdotes about his travels in South America, Hollywood encounters with an array of contemporary stars and directors, and his later theatrical successes, including the Broadway triumph of Design For Living. The showbiz glamour aside, we also encounter a middle-aged man coming to terms with a world in disarray; his confused feelings towards the war and his own part in it exposing a more serious and thoughtful side to a performer and raconteur more usually associated with frivolity. Future Indefinite sees Coward transformed from a 'brazen odious little prodigy' into one of the most exuberant characters in British theatrical history. "His writing is superb, his precise languid drawl put down on the page" Daily Express
Musicals

Noël Coward

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Category: Musicals

Page: 367

View: 775

Includes over 200 newly found lyrics. This is the first time that thecomplete lyrics of Noël Coward have been published together. Includessheet music, programmes and photos from original productions. Thismagnificent collection of over 500 lyrics, richly illustrated with over200 photographs, will lead the way in celebrating the centenary ofCoward's birth in 1999. Some 220 new lyrics and additional verses forexisting songs have been discovered by Barry Day and are publishedhere for the first time, along with Day's commentaries about thegenesis and context for all the material. This volume made newsheadlines when it was revealed that a whole cache of new lyrics werediscovered in a Swiss bank vault. No one knew that Noël Coward hadwritten so much undiscovered material. The great popularlyricists of the twentieth century can be counted on the fingers of onehand - Lorenz Hart, Ira Gershwin, Cole Porter, Oscar Hammersmith . . .and Noël Coward.
Biography & Autobiography

Present Indicative

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

View: 823

"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
Biography & Autobiography

Noel Coward In His Own Words

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 226

"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.
Literary Criticism

The Letters of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 800

View: 715

'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.
Drama

The Essential Noël Coward Compendium

Author: Noel Coward

Publisher: Methuen Drama

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 374

View: 754

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

Noel Coward

Author: Philip Hoare

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 624

View: 939

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.
Biography & Autobiography

Noel Coward In His Own Words

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 176

View: 803

'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.
Drama

The Vortex

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 96

View: 837

A single-volume edition of one of Coward's masterpieces, published to tie in with major Donmar Warehouse production in December 2002 In The Vortex, Coward explores the darker side of the Cocktail Party set. Emotional blackmail, drug abuse and shattered relationships are minutely observed in this disturbing, early piece from a playwright whose sharp eye was more usually turned towards the light. This first ever single-volume edition of this frequently revived Coward play ties in with the major revival directed by Michael Grandage, starring Francesca Annis and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Indira Varma at London's Donmar Warehouse. "Here is a piece which is the dernier cri in the theatrical mode, un peu shocking perhaps, but no less popular on that account" James Agate
Drama

The Lyrics of Noël Coward

Author: Noël Coward

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 264

View: 838

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.