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Charles B. Cochran's 1931 Revue

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

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Scenes: 1, Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... Thus did Noël Coward describe the ingredients for a successful revue sketch; in the 1920s and 1930s he mastered and defined the art of the revue – short and often topical or satirical sketches, many of which were a lead-in...

Future Indefinite: with the unfinished Past Conditional

Noël 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. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2007

Short Guides and Biography

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...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....

Hands Across The Sea

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2009

Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... originally starring Gertrude Lawrence and Coward himself, is a short play from the Tonight at 8.30 cycle, conceived by Coward as an antidote to the boredom of a long run of the same script. It is a sequence of ten plays to be performed...

Private Lives

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2000

Modern Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (5), Female (3), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Coward’s glorious wit and dramatic precision combine in his 1930s masterpiece about love and marriage. In a Riviera hotel, the newly-weds Elyot and Sybil stand on the balcony to admire the view, coo lovingly at each...

The Young Idea

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2000

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 3, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (14), Female (6), Male (8), Unassigned (0)

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...This ‘comedy of youth in three acts’ is a light and sprightly early work in which two precocious siblings run circles around their elders and betters in order to engineer the reconciliation of their divorced parents. Sholto and Gerda...

Home Chat

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2016

Modern Plays

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (10), Female (6), Male (4), Unassigned (0)

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...Following a disastrous train crash in Paris, during which Janet Ebony and her best friend, Peter Chelsworth, are sharing a sleeping compartment, scandalous outrage ensues as Janet’s husband, Paul, and her fearsome mother-in-law accuse them...

Cavalcade

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 1979

World Classics

Playtext

Scenes: 21, Roles: Total (29), Female (15), Male (14), Unassigned (0)

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...‘It is a magnificent play in which the note of national pride pervading every scene and every sentence must make each one of us face the future with courage and high hopes’ The Daily Mail, 1931. Such was the reception for Coward’s...

Shadows Of The Evening: from Suite in Three Keys

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 1983

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 1, Scenes: 2, Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Shadows of the Evening is the second play in the trilogy, Suite in Three Keys, in which each play is set in the same Swiss hotel suite. It was written by Coward in 1966, and represents the last of his output for the stage before he died....

Peace in our Time

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 1999

World Classics

Playtext

Acts: 2, Scenes: 8, Roles: Total (35), Female (13), Male (22), Unassigned (0)

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...‘The idea of Peace in Our Time’, Coward wrote, ‘was conceived in Paris shortly after the Liberation . . . I began to suspect that the physical effect of four years intermittent bombing is far less damaging to the intrinsic character...

Family Album

Written by

Noël Coward

~playauthor~Written by~ Noël Coward

Methuen Drama, 2009

Modern Plays

Playtext

Roles: Total (9), Female (4), Male (5), Unassigned (0)

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... of the will revealed, the gloom turns into what Coward described as ‘a sly satire on Victorian hypocrisy.’ Family Album is a short play from Tonight at 8.30, originally starring Gertrude Lawrence and Coward...