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Noël Coward on (and in) Theatre

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Noël Coward on (and in) Theatre by Noël Coward
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Nov 02, 2021 | ISBN 9780525657958

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“A thorough, useful, and handsomely produced compendium of [Coward’s] extensive writing on the medium through which he most frequently and most effectively expressed himself . . . in Day’s pages, Coward tells us that theater is not a place for ideas, for probing motive, for engaging with the dark or the barely understood in human life—it is diversion, pure and simple.”—Simon Callow, Airmail
 
“[Coward’s] dual role—equal parts revolutionary and reactionary—is handsomely illuminated in Barry Day’s Noël Coward on (and in) Theatre . . . Throughout, he addresses his subject with clear-eyed affection . . . compelling . . . a many-pieced mosaic of a man of many pieces.”—Brad Leithauser, Wall Street Journal

“An illuminating collection of anecdotes, encomiums, and gripes . . . Theater fans will savor this portrait of a confident artist (“I am probably the best comedian alive”) whose wit wasn’t confined to the stage . . . An entertaining peek behind the curtain at 60 years in the theater.”—Kirkus
 
“Sparkling . . . Day’s selections showcase Coward’s dazzling prose, which is always lively, urbane, and stocked with well-aimed zingers . . . Theater pros and fans alike will revel in Coward’s incisive, compulsively readable takes on showbiz.”—Publishers Weekly

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