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Three Plays

Author : Noel Coward
ISBN : 067978179X
Genre : Drama
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Presents three comedies of manners by playwright Noel Coward, including "Blithe Spirit," in which a man is visited by the ghost of his first wife; "Hay Fever," the story of a family of bohemians who wreak emotional havoc on weekend visitors; and "Private Lives," in which a newly divorced couple find themselves in adjoining hotel rooms while honeymooning with their new spouses.
Category: Drama

Private Lives

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : 9781472534460
Genre : Drama
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Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist is nowhere better exemplified than in this classic modern play from 1930. Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne (originally played by Gertrude Lawrence and Noël Coward), recently divorced from one another five years previously, arrive coincidentally at the same French hotel. They are honeymooning with their respective new spouses. Encountering one another by chance, each is at once horrified and fascinated by the other. Together they leave for Paris and begin a roundelay of quarrels and love intrigues that culminate in their getting back together.
Category: Drama

Private Lives And Public Affairs

Author : Sarah Maza
ISBN : 0520916638
Genre : History
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From 1770 to 1789 a succession of highly publicized cases riveted the attention of the French public. Maza argues that the reporting of these private scandals had a decisive effect on the way in which the French public came to understand public issues in the years before the Revolution.
Category: History

Private Lives

Author : Noel Coward
ISBN : 0451125347
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Noel Coward's glorious wit and dramatic precision combine to form his 1930s masterpiece about modern romance. Private Lives continues to be one of his most performed and read works.
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Private Lives Public Consequences

Author : William Henry Chafe
ISBN : 9780674029323
Genre : Psychology
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A political leader's decisions can determine the fate of a nation, but what determines how and why that leader makes certain choices? William H. Chafe, a distinguished historian of twentieth century America, examines eight of the most significant political leaders of the modern era in order to explore the relationship between their personal patterns of behavior and their political decision-making process. The result is a fascinating look at how personal lives and political fortunes have intersected to shape America over the past fifty years. One might expect our leaders to be healthy, wealthy, genteel, and happy. In fact, most of these individuals--from Franklin Delano Roosevelt to Martin Luther King, Jr., from John F. Kennedy to Bill Clinton--came from dysfunctional families, including three children of alcoholics; half grew up in poor or only marginally secure homes; most experienced discord in their marriages; and at least two displayed signs of mental instability. What links this extraordinarily diverse group is an intense ambition to succeed, and the drive to overcome adversity. Indeed, adversity offered a vehicle to develop the personal attributes that would define their careers and shape the way they exercised power. Chafe probes the influences that forged these men's lives, and profiles the distinctive personalities that molded their exercise of power in times of danger and strife. The history of the United States from the Depression into the new century cannot be understood without exploring the dynamic and critical relationship between personal history and political leadership that these eight life stories so poignantly reveal.
Category: Psychology

Private Lives

Author : Carole Mortimer
ISBN : 9781488030123
Genre : Fiction
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Re-read this classic romance by USA Today bestselling author Carole Mortimer Fin McKenzie deals expertly with any problems that arise in her domestic help agency—finding a naked man fast asleep in a bed is no exception! But this beautifully sculpted man has a rugged, gorgeous, and rather familiar face… Fin knows immediately that she must keep Jake Danvers away from her family. He is a reminder of a past nightmare of pain and tragedy. But that can't stop Fin from giving in to the dangerous temptation of her potent attraction to Jake! Originally published in 1992
Category: Fiction

No L Coward

Author : Sheridan Morley
ISBN : 1904341888
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Accessible and affordable illustrated biography
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Study Guide For Noel Coward S Private Lives

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN : 9781410355928
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A Study Guide for Noel Coward's "Private Lives," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Drama For Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Drama For Students for all of your research needs.
Category: Literary Criticism

Cavalcade

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : OCLC:762647890
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Coward Plays 2

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : 0413460800
Genre : Drama
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The plays in this volume demonstrate the extraordinary skill and versatility Coward's writing achieved in the late 1920s. The volume contains his best-loved classic, Private Lives, which was an immeditate hit when it was first staged in 1930. Coward's sparkling dialogue and repartee have ensured the play's popularity ever since. Of Bitter-Sweet in 1929 Noël Coward wrote that it was "a musical that gave me more complete satisfaction than anything else I had yet written. Not especially on acount of its dialogue or its lyrics or its music or its production but as a whole." The Marquise is an "eighteenth century comedy" filled with maids and duels, whilst Post-Mortem is a vilification of war that contains some of Coward's most powerful writing.
Category: Drama

Private Lives And Collective Destinies

Author : Benedict Schofield
ISBN : 9781907322228
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Nineteenth-century Germany witnessed many debates on the nature of the nation, both before and after unification in 1871. Bourgeois authors engaged closely with questions of class and national identity, and resourcefully sought to influence the collective destiny of the German people through works of popular fiction and cultural history. Typical of this trend was the realist writer Gustav Freytag (1816-1895), the most widely read novelist of his era. Innovatively exploring all of Freytag's works (poetry, drama, novels, history, journalism, biography and literary theory), Schofield examines how his popular writing systematically re-imagined the social structures of German society, embedding political agendas within contemporary stories of private lives. Connecting the aesthetics of Realism with the political aims of the bourgeoisie, the study both reassesses Freytag's position within the German literary canon and re-evaluates received opinion on the socio-political function of Realism in German culture. Benedict Schofield is Lecturer in German at King's College London.
Category: Literary Criticism

Noel Coward

Author : Philip Hoare
ISBN : 0226345122
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Offers a look at the professional and personal life of the noted playwright.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Masterpieces Of Modern British And Irish Drama

Author : Sanford Sternlicht
ISBN : 0313333238
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Gives students a convenient overview of 10 major works of modern British and Irish drama.
Category: Literary Criticism

Public Spaces Private Lives

Author : Henry A. Giroux
ISBN : 0742515532
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Offers progressive readers new and reinvigorated paths of engaged hope, imagination and public involvement.
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Private Lives

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : 9781472503374
Genre : Drama
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One of Coward's best-loved classics in a single-play edition Coward's wit and precision as a modern dramatist is nowhere better exemplified than in this classic modern plays from 1930. Elyot Chase and Amanda Prynne (originally played by Gertrude Lawrence and Noël Coward), recently divorced from one another five years previously, arrive coincidentally at the same French hotel. They are honeymooning with their respective new spouses. Encountering one another by chance, each is at once horrified and fascinated by the other. Together they leave for Paris and begin a roundelay of quarrels and love intrigues that culminate in their getting back together.
Category: Drama

The Letters Of No L Coward

Author : Noël Coward
ISBN : 9781408147689
Genre : Literary Criticism
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'A uniquely charming and enticing journey through a remarkable life. Coward's own record is made all the more delightful by the wise and helpful interpolations of Barry Day, the soundest authority on the Master that there is.' Stephen Fry 'Precise, witty, remarkably observed and gloriously English' Dame Judi Dench 'Barry Day's analysis is both perceptive and irresistible' Lord Richard Attenborough With virtually all the letters in this volume previously unpublished - this is a revealing new insight into the private life of a legendary figure. Coward's multi-faceted talent as an actor, writer, composer, producer and even as a war-time spy(!), brought him into close contact with the great, the good and the merely ambitious in film, literature and politics.With letters to and from the likes of: George Bernard Shaw, Virginia Woolf, Winston Churchill, Greta Garbo (she wrote asking him to marry her), Marlene Dietriech, Ian Fleming, Graham Greene, Evelyn Waugh, Fred Astaire, Charlie Chaplin, FD Roosevelt, the Queen Mother and many more, the picture that emerges is a series of vivid sketches of Noel Coward's private relationships, and a re-examination of the man himself. Deliciously insightful, witty, perfectly bitchy, wise, loving and often surprisingly moving, this extraordinary collection gives us Coward at his crackling best. A sublime portrait of a unique artist who made an indelible mark on the 20th century, from the Blitz to the Ritz and beyond.
Category: Literary Criticism