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The Noël Coward diaries

Noel Coward

The Noël Coward diaries

by Noel Coward

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Published by Little, Brown in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Great Britain
    • Subjects:
    • Coward, Noel, 1899-1973 -- Diaries.,
    • Dramatists, English -- 20th century -- Diaries.,
    • Actors -- Great Britain -- Diaries.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementedited by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley.
      ContributionsPayn, Graham., Morley, Sheridan, 1941-
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR6005.O85 Z465 1985
      The Physical Object
      Paginationp. cm.
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3020031M
      ISBN 100316695513
      LC Control Number85000157
      OCLC/WorldCa11726794

        The Noël Coward Reader offers a wonderfully wide-ranging selection—the first of its kind—of the best of the Master’s oeuvre, entertainingly annotated and abundantly illustrated, and including material that has never before been published. Here are scenes from Coward’s famous plays, from Private Lives to Blithe Spirit, and his screenplays, from Brief Encounter to Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. Noel, Noel Amos Lassen Noel Coward is a legend in theater history and now we get to look behind the scenes at one of the shakers and movers of modern times. "The Letters of Noel Coward" is richly funny, deeply sincere, and a wonderful read. The letters, edited by Barry Day, include letters written by Coward as well as letters written to by: 6.

      The Noël Coward Songbook was published. Tonight at with John Standing at the Lyric Theatre Design for Living with Maria Aitken at the Globe Theatre. Present Laughter at Greenwich and in the West End starring Donald Sinden. Publication of The Noël Coward Diaries edited by Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley. Noel Coward was born on Decem , in Teddingham, Middlesex, a suburb of London, England. He studied at the Royal Chapel School in London. He came from a musical family, with parents who sang in a choir. A restless and outgoing youth, Coward soon found his way to .

      Coward plays Sholto Brent in 'The Young Idea' at the Savoy and the juvenile lead in a musical review for which he wrote book, music and lyrics:'London Calling!' Coward writes, directs and stars as Nicky Lancaster in 'The Vortex', produced at the Everyman by Norman MacDermott, which then transfers to the Royalty Theatre.   The Letters of Noël Coward edited by Barry Day pp, Methuen, £ Noël Coward, who had a very vivid sense of his own significance, might none the less be slightly surprised at the hold that.


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Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December – 26 March ) 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. Noel Coward kept a detailed diary from the early Forties to —he elegantly laid aside his pen when news of his knighthood arrived—but readers in search of new revelations will be disappointed: the Coward biographer, Cole Lesley, had access to the Diaries for Remembered Laughter (); and, as far as his own love-life was concerned, Coward was utterly discreet.

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The Noel Coward diaries Item Preview remove-circle Internet Archive Contributor Internet Archive Language English. Originally published, London, Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Includes index Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files. IN COLLECTIONS. Books to : From the diaries, it becomes clear that although he was friend to hundreds and eminently gregarious, Coward spent an enormous part of his life.

Noël Coward, in full Sir Noël Peirce Coward, (born DecemTeddington, near London, England—died MaSt. Mary, Jamaica), English playwright, actor, and composer best known for highly polished comedies of manners.

Coward appeared professionally as an actor from the age of Between acting engagements he wrote such light comedies as I’ll Leave It. The section where Coward becomes a "star" with the production of The Vortex in is superb social and theatre history.

I came away disliking Coward, which is a result of honest reporting; who would want to meet Noel Repulsive. Why couldnt Graham Payn recreate (for Hoare) a sense of Coward at home, at by: 6. Present Indicative: The First Autobiography of Noël Coward (Biography and Autobiography) - Kindle edition by Coward, Noël.

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Noël Coward is remembered as the most witty and elegant of theatrical personalities. He left behind over fifty plays, twenty-five films, hundreds of songs, and several books.

Fortunately, he also left behind these diaries chronicling the last thirty years of his life, from to /5(1). The diaries of Noel Coward in this book begin incontinuing through December, His early years in the theatre and his war diaries have been published elsewhere. In my lifetime, Noel Coward was an icon of theatrical entertainers.

Now I realize why, He gave everything of his talents and his time to his professional life and never sold /5(19). From The Noel Coward Diaries Parts about Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh. Sunday 20 April () Larry is worried about Vivien, who is having a sort of suppressed nervous breakdown.

Had a long talk with her and tried to convince her that nervous exhaustion is the result of physical exhaustion, and that she needs a long rest.

Laurel British Drama: The Twentieth Century (Heartbreak House, Loyalties, Private Lives, The Chalk Garden, A Man For All Seasons, The Knack) by George Bernard Shaw, John Galsworthy, Noel Coward, Enid Bagnold, Robert Bolt, Ann Jellicoe and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at Noel Coward virtually invented the concept of Englishness for the 20th century.

An astounding polymath - dramatist, actor, writer, composer, lyricist, painter, and wit -- he was defined by his Englishness as much as he defined it. He was indeed the first Brit pop star, the first ambassador of "cool Britannia." Even before his drugs-and-sex.

I thought I knew everything about Coward having read Sheridan Morley's and Cole Lesley's classic accounts, not to mention the Master's autobiographies and diaries and other books, too. But no. Philip Hoare produces masses of new information and his book is beautifully written.

Sheridan Morley said this is 'the defintive Coward biography.' He /5(23). Coward's plays and songs achieved new popularity in the s and s, and his work and style continue to influence popular culture.

He did not publicly acknowledge his homosexuality, but it was discussed candidly after his death by biographers including Graham Payn, his long-time partner, and in Coward's diaries and letters, published.

Coward Plays 1: Hay Fever, The Vortex, Fallen Angels, Easy Virtue. Noël Coward $ - $ To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker, Noël Coward () was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. His biographer, Philip Hoare, given unprecedented access to the private papers and correspondence of Coward family members, compatriots, and numerous lovers, has produced the definitive biography of one of the.

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.Noël Coward is credited as Director, Performer, Composer, Producer, Writer, Lyricist and Source Material.

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, Cited by: 1.