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The Noel Coward CD Audio Collection
Noel Coward
0060764562
Apr 2005
Audio Compact Disc - Unabridged
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From AudioFile
In these Caedmon archival recordings of Coward's work, Noel Coward and Margaret Leighton perform poems, monologues, and scenes from plays (two discs). Simon Jones reads two stories and several poems (three discs). Not surprisingly, Jones, though a fine reader, is outshone by Coward and Leighton; larger-than-life yet capable of ultrafine detail and coloring, they are, at times, marvelous. Jones's only advantage is that his selections are complete; the archival dramatic pieces, while interesting demonstrations of acting, remain fragments unless one knows the plays, except for BRIEF ENCOUNTERS, which, oddly, is the weakest selection. Still, the two halves of this program succeed in portraying Coward as writer and actor, and that's a gift. W.M. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile,...


Viva la Repartee: Clever Comebacks and Witty Retorts from History's Great Wits and Wordsmiths
Mardy Grothe
0060789484
November 2005
Hardcover
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-- Richard Lederer, author of Anguished English
"Mardy Grothe’s exquisite collection of retorts, ripostes, and rebuffs celebrates language in its most clever, precise, and hilarious form."

Forbes FYI
"A joyously fun compendium of wit and one-upmanship by the world’s great riposte artists....A brilliant stocking stuffer."

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My Prescription for Anti-Depressive Living
Jonathan Adler
0060820535
November 2005
Hardcover
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Home
"In My Prescriptive for Anti-Depressive Living, Adler—best known for his curvy, whimsical pottery—invites us all to get happy."

San Francisco Chronicle
"A joyous celebration of [Adler’s] success and style."

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Letters from the Editor: The New Yorker's Harold Ross
Harold Wallace Ross
140289578X

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Noel Coward
Stephen Cole
0313285993
Nov 1993
Hardcover
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Review
“...Cole, a former actor, lovingly chronicles the full range of Sir Noel's career, from his first school performance to his final tributes, which makes this as much a production log as a secondary bibliography. Cole's breadth makes this an essential purchase for all theater collections.”–Choice

Book Description
This volume provides a detailed record of the life and career of Noel Coward. The book begins with a short biography and a chronology that highlights the most important events in Coward's career. Detailed entries for Coward's many performances follow, with entries grouped in chapters on drama, film, radio, and television, as well as a discography. Entries include a list of cast members, a synopsis of the plot of the production, excerpts from reviews, and critical...


Noel Coward Diaries
Graham Payn (Editor)
0306809605
November 2000
Paperback
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From Library Journal
Coward's diaries from 1941 to 1969 offer an intimate look at the last 30 years of the life of the popular, sophisticated British playwright and author. While some of the entries are of the "Stayed out until 4 at Mrs. B___'s party" variety, more of them give insight into Coward's well-connected life. Coward knew or met hundreds of people working in the theater, the movies, and the government, and encounters with Vivien Leigh, Marilyn Monroe, King George IV, Winston Churchill and the Queen Mother, to name just a few, are included here. Excellent footnotes provided by editors Morley and Payn (My Life with Noel Coward) give a one-sentence description of such notables as "Larry" (Laurence Olivier) and "Dickie" (Lord Louis Mountbatten). Coward wrote these diaries with an eye toward publishing and therefore seemed to take...


Noel Coward Plays 1
Noel Coward
0413460606
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Noel Coward: A Biography
Philip Hoare
0226345122
May 1998
Paperback
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Book Review
Noel Coward was a remarkably prolific writer with dozens of plays, several films, hundreds of songs plus volumes of autobiographies, stories and verse to his credit, produced in his rapid-fire style from the 1920s through the 1960s. His plays defined postwar Britain and are among the wittiest works ever written. Yet despite the spotlight he attracted--not to mention several biographies of the man--the full story of Coward, complete with his less-admirable sides, has remained untold. That is until Philip Hoare's striking biography, which offers insight into Coward's work and private life. Noel Coward's plays need not be forgotten; this biography should help keep them alive. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Like his life of Stephen...


Noel Coward Plays 2
Noel Coward
0413460800
Feb 2000
Paperback
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The Graveyard Game
Kage Baker
0765311844
February 2005
Paperback
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Book Review's Best of 2001
"Sin exists," says Joseph, an immortal cyborg agent employed by Dr. Zeus, Inc., and in this fourth novel of Kage Baker's Company series, it certainly does. The Graveyard Game follows agents Joseph and Lewis as they try to find their missing friend Mendoza, who's been exiled to the Back Way Back as punishment for anti-Company activities.

Dr. Zeus, a time-travel corporation, created cyborgs to selectively preserve artifacts from the past for the edification of the 24th century, when the Company exists. But as the centuries go by for the agents, they hear strange rumors of a "silence" in the year 2355. Ominously, cyborgs who try to investigate disappear forever, hidden away or shut down by Dr. Zeus.

Joseph and Lewis become obsessed with finding Mendoza, and along the way, they uncover evidence...



Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra
George Jacobs
0060596740
April 2004
Paperback
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Book Description

"Mr. S: My Life with Frank Sinatra, by former valet-aide George Jacobs with an oh-so-able assist by William Stadiem, has at least five quotable and shocking remarks about the famous on every page. The fifteen years Jacobs toiled for Frank produces a classic of its genre -- a gold-star gossip-lover's dream.... "The rest is showbiz history as it was, and only Ava Gardner, Humphrey Bogart, and Betty Bacall are spared. Marilyn Monroe, Judy Garland, Juliet Prowse, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Mia Farrow, Elvis Presley, Swifty Lazar, Dean Martin, Peggy Lee, Sammy Davis Jr., Marlene Dietrich, Greta Garbo, Jimmy van Heusen, Edie Goetz, Peter Lawford, and all of the Kennedys come in for heaping portions of 'deep dish,' served hot. Sordid, trashy, funny, and so rat-a-tat with its smart inside info and hip instant...



Noel Coward Plays 3
Noel Coward
0413461009
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Noel Coward Plays 4
Noel Coward
0413461203
Sept 1979
Paperback
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Three Plays: Blithe Spirit/Hay Fever/Private Lives
Noel Coward
067978179X
January 1999
Paperback
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Noel Coward Plays 5
Noel Coward
0413517403
Feb 2000
Paperback
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Coward on Film: The Cinema of No¿L Coward
Barry Day
0810853582
February 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Coward on Film: The Cinema of No'l Coward, author Barry Day documents every film based on Coward's work and/or in which he appeared. The result is an astounding list of film credits, including--on occasion--that of composer. Judged on his contribution to cinema alone, No'l Coward would have left a legacy matched by very few. With this detailed chronicle--which includes quotes from Coward himself and a complete filmography--Coward on Film stands as a fitting tribute to that legacy.


Hay Fever
Noel Coward
0413540901
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
A weekend at the Bliss family’s country home goes haywire when the guests and hosts play romantic musical chairs. --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.

About the Author
Noel Coward is considered one of England's most celebrated playwrights. The author of "Blithe Spirit," "Hay Fever," "Fallen Angels," "Present Laughter," "Private Lives," (all available from LA Theatre Works) and many other popular plays, 1999 marks the centennial of Coward's birth. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.


My Life with Noel Coward
Graham Payn
1557832471
October 1996
Paperback
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Book Review
Graham Payn first met Noel Coward at age 13, when he auditioned for the playwright by tap dancing while singing "Nearer My God to Thee." He became Coward's longtime companion. So perhaps Payn knew better than anyone the personal side of Noel Coward, whose public personae had the trappings of an enchanted life but whose private life has been more difficult to capture. "His manner created distance between himself and those who would approach him." Payn says. This biography helps give a portrait of the playwright and tells of his vast accomplishments. The book should help keep Coward's work alive. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

From Publishers Weekly
Payn, who performed as an actor and singer in several Coward plays, lived with the...

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