Coward Plays: 5: Relative Values; Look After Lulu; Waiting in the Wings; Suite in Three Keys

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Containing Coward's best work from the last two decades of his life,
this volume includes Relative Values, which ran for over a year in
1951-2, Look After Lulu (1959), his perennially popular Feydeau
adaptation, Waiting in the Wings (1960), a bravura piece set in a home
for retired actresses, and Suite in Three Keys (1965), a trilogy of
plays which gave Coward his last roles on stage. The volume is
introduced by Sheridan Morley, Coward's first biographer, and includes
an extensive chronology of Coward's work.
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About the author

Noël Coward was born in 1899 in Teddington, Middlesex. He made his name as a playwright with The Vortex (1924), in which he also appeared. His numerous other successful plays included Fallen Angels (1925), Hay Fever (1925), Private Lives (1933), Design for Living (1933) and Blithe Spirit (1941). During the war he wrote screenplays such as Brief Encounter (1944) and In Which We Serve (1942). In the fifties he began a new career as a cabaret entertainer. He published volumes of verse and a novel (Pomp and Circumstance, 1960), two volumes of autobiography and four volumes of short stories: To Step Aside (1939), Star Quality (1951), Pretty Polly Barlow (1964) and Bon Voyage (1967). He was knighted in 1970 and died three years later in Jamaica.
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Mar 20, 2014
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