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The Vortex

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Publisher Comments:

A single-volume edition of one of Coward's masterpieces, published to tie in with major Donmar Warehouse production in December 2002

In The Vortex, Coward explores the darker side of the Cocktail Party set. Emotional blackmail, drug abuse and shattered relationships are minutely observed in this disturbing, early piece from a playwright whose sharp eye was more usually turned towards the light.

This first ever single-volume edition of this frequently revived Coward play ties in with the major revival directed by Michael Grandage, starring Francesca Annis and Chiwetel Ejiofor and Indira Varma at London's Donmar Warehouse.

"Here is a piece which is the dernier cri in the theatrical mode, un peu shocking perhaps, but no less popular on that account" James Agate

Synopsis:

Single volume edition of a classic Coward play.

Synopsis:

Blackmail, drug abuse, and romantic intrigue rise to the surface in Coward's disturbing exploration of the Cocktail Party set in 1920s London. An unorthodox, frequently revived early piece from a giant of twentieth century British Theater.

Nol Cowardwas born in Middlesex, England in 1899 and came to fame as a playwright, lyricist, actor, cabaret performer, and one of the twentieth century's greatest wits. He died in Jamaica in 1973.

Synopsis:

Blackmail, drug abuse, and romantic intrigue rise to the surface in Coward’s disturbing exploration of the Cocktail Party set in 1920s London. An unorthodox, frequently revived early piece from a giant of twentieth century British Theater.

Noël Coward was born in Middlesex, England in 1899 and came to fame as a playwright, lyricist, actor, cabaret performer, and one of the twentieth century’s greatest wits. He died in Jamaica in 1973.

About the Author

Noël Coward was born in Middlesex in the UK, in 1899. A professional actor at the age of eleven, he went on to make his name as a playwright and lyricist of popular plays and songs as well as writing fiction, three volumes of autobiography, and numerous reflections. A distinguished actor and cabaret performer, Coward was one of the twentieth century's greatest wits. He was knighted in 1970 and died three years later in Jamaica.

Product Details

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9780413773098
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Location:
London
Subject:
General
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Narcotic addicts
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Manners and customs
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General Drama
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General Performing Arts
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Series:
Modern Classics
Series Volume:
01-22
Publication Date:
September 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Product details 96 pages Methuen Publishing - English 9780413773098 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Single volume edition of a classic Coward play.
"Synopsis" by , Blackmail, drug abuse, and romantic intrigue rise to the surface in Coward's disturbing exploration of the Cocktail Party set in 1920s London. An unorthodox, frequently revived early piece from a giant of twentieth century British Theater.

Nol Cowardwas born in Middlesex, England in 1899 and came to fame as a playwright, lyricist, actor, cabaret performer, and one of the twentieth century's greatest wits. He died in Jamaica in 1973.

"Synopsis" by ,

Blackmail, drug abuse, and romantic intrigue rise to the surface in Coward’s disturbing exploration of the Cocktail Party set in 1920s London. An unorthodox, frequently revived early piece from a giant of twentieth century British Theater.

Noël Coward was born in Middlesex, England in 1899 and came to fame as a playwright, lyricist, actor, cabaret performer, and one of the twentieth century’s greatest wits. He died in Jamaica in 1973.

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