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Noel Coward: Collected Plays SIX (v. 6)

 
 
 
 
Noel Coward: Collected Plays SIX (v. 6)
Author: Noel Coward
ISBN 13: 9780413734105
ISBN 10: 413734102
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Bloomsbury Methuen Drama
Publication Date: 2012-03-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 488
List Price: $22.95
 
 

Philip Hoare, in his biography of Coward described Semi-Monde as his "most daring play to date. In a chic Parisian hotel, a series of sexual pairings take place through rendezvous, arguments, infidelities and reconciliations: sexual deviance is undisguised…set in the bisexual
1920s, the play could easily be populated by characters of Coward's society".

Point Valaine is "the drama of a lurid episode of lust in the semi-tropics.. unmistakably the work of a master of the stage" (New York Times); South Sea Bubble which concerns "the Governor's lady in the Isle of Samolo who plays with native fire, nearly gets her wings singed, bashes her native admirer with a bottle and at one of those Coward next-morning-at breakfast scenes slips her way out of the scrape with feline grace." (Manchester Guardian) whilst Nude With Violin is a witty comedy about art fraud.