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Book Title: Coward Plays 1: Hay Fever, The Vortex, Fallen Angels, Easy Virtue|
The author of the book: Noël Coward
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 2.41 MB
Edition: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Date of issue: September 6th 1979
ISBN 13: 9780413460608
Read full description of the books Coward Plays 1: Hay Fever, The Vortex, Fallen Angels, Easy Virtue:This first volume in the Coward Collection contains four plays written within a two year period when Coward and the century were still in their 20s. The volume is introduced by Sheridan Morley, Coward's first biographer.
"Hay Fever," a comedy of bad manners, concerns a weekend with friends of the Bliss family, who have all been invited independently for a weekend at their country house near Maidenhead. "The Vortex "was a controversial drama in its time, introducing drug-addiction onto the stage at a time when alcoholism was barely mentioned. "Fallen Angels," which is written for two star actresses was described as 'degenerate', 'vile', 'obscene', 'shocking' - the second half of the play is entirely taken up with an alcoholic duologue between the two women. "Easy Virtue" is an elegant, laconic tribute to a lost world of drawing-room dramas, no other writer went more directly to the jugular of that moralistic, tight-lipped but fundamentally hypocritical 20s society.
Read information about the authorSir Noël Peirce Coward was an English actor, playwright and composer of popular music. Among his achievements, he received an Academy Certificate of Merit at the 1943 Academy Awards for "outstanding production achievement for In Which We Serve."
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