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Coward Plays By Noel Coward

Coward Plays
by Noel Coward

The first volume in the Coward Collection, introduced by Sheridan Morley.
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Coward Plays Summary


Coward Plays: v.1: "Hay Fever", "The Vortex", "Fallen Angels", "Easy Virtue" by Noel Coward

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

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Coward Plays Reviews


"He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history" --Terence Rattigan

About Noel Coward


Noel Coward made his name as a playwright with The Vortex (1924), in which he also appeared. His numerous other successful plays included Hay Fever, Private Lives, Design for Living, and Blithe Spirit. During the war he wrote screenplays such as Brief Encounter (1944) and This Happy Breed (1942). His volumes of verse, autobiography and letters have all been published to acclaim by Methuen Drama. Coward was knighted in 1970 and died three years later in Jamaica.

Table of Contents


Hay Fever; The Vortex; Fallen Angels; Easy Virtue

Additional information

GOR001226403
Coward Plays: v.1: "Hay Fever", "The Vortex", "Fallen Angels", "Easy Virtue" by Noel Coward
Noel Coward
Used - Good
Paperback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
1979-09-06
320
0413460606
9780413460608
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine.