Noel Coward In His Own Words

Noel Coward In His Own Words

by Noël Coward, Barry Day

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Overview

'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not only his best-loved witticisms, bons mots and lyrics but also excerpts from his private papers and hidden gems from unpublished material.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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781408107584
Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date: 09/29/2008
Series: Methuen Drama Modern Plays
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 4.70(w) x 7.30(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Barry Day has written extensively on Noel Coward. Having co-authored My Life with Noel Coward with Graham Payn, he edited Coward's Revue Sketches and Parodies, co-edited the revised Theatrical Companion to Coward and edited and annotate the Complete Lyrics. He then edited The Unknown Noel, a collection of previously unpublished material from the Coward Archive. His most recent work is the acclaimed, The Letters of Noel Coward. He was awarded an OBE for services to British Culture in the US.

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