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Noel Coward: A Biography

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To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker, Noël Coward (1899-1973) 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 twentieth century's most celebrated and controversial figures.

"Philip Hoare's careful research and lucid presentation in his Noël Coward: A Biography adds depth to the picture."-New York Times Book Review

"A fascinating, in-depth biography."—Library Journal

"Hoare has profiled vividly and in-depth a complex legend who had a talent for creating and recreating both himself and his works."—Publishers Weekly

"In the thicket of books about the life and work of Coward, Philip Hoare's stands out as the most well-documented and objective."—Los Angeles Times

"[Hoare's] book, like its subject, strives for effortless sophistication, and succeeds."—Newsday

"Hoare's retelling of Coward's story [is] the most vivid, insightful, and fascinating so far."—John Lahr, The New Yorker

Synopsis:

To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker Noel Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. "Hoare's retelling of Coward's story (is) the most vivid, insightful, and fascinating so far".--John Lahr, "The New Yorker". 88 photos.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations

Coward Family Tree

Veitch Family Tree

1. Family Album

2. A Talented Boy

3. Podge and Stodge

4. Rising Star

5. The Young Idea

6. Lord of a Day

7. Bright Young Thing

8. The Vortex

9. Society's Hero

10. On with the Dance

11. Home Chat

12. Bitter Sweet

13. Private Lives

14. Cavalcade

15. Design for Living

16. Tonight at 8.30

17. To Step Aside

18. Present Laughter

19. Could You Please Oblige Us with a Bren Gun?

20. Play Parade

21. Don't Let's Be Beastly

22. Peace in Our Time

23. Island Fling

24. A Bouquet of Violets

25. Live in Las Vegas

26. Pomp and Circumstance

27. Prisoner of a Legend

28. Sail Away

29. Dad's Renaissance

30. A Song at Twilight

31. The Party's Over Now

Acknowledgments

Source Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226345123
Author:
Hoare, Philip
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts
Subject:
Actors
Subject:
Coward, Noel
Subject:
Actors -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Subject:
Entertainment & Performing Arts - General
Subject:
Dramatists, English -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography-Entertainment and Performing Arts
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
1
Publication Date:
19980531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
32 halftones
Pages:
622
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 in

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"Synopsis" by , To several generations, actor, playwright, songwriter, and filmmaker Noel Coward (1899-1973) was the very personification of wit, glamour, and elegance. "Hoare's retelling of Coward's story (is) the most vivid, insightful, and fascinating so far".--John Lahr, "The New Yorker". 88 photos.
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