Star Quality

Star Quality

by Noël Coward, Christopher Luscombe, Nol Coward
     
 

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Coward's 'forgotten' play, published to tie in with its world premiere

In his wickedly funny final play, Nöel Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production. Conjuring up an authentic backstage world of talent and treachery, Coward creates a gallery of unforgettable characters; temperamental leading lady, ruthless director, jaded old troupers

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Coward's 'forgotten' play, published to tie in with its world premiere

In his wickedly funny final play, Nöel Coward takes us behind the scenes of a new West End production. Conjuring up an authentic backstage world of talent and treachery, Coward creates a gallery of unforgettable characters; temperamental leading lady, ruthless director, jaded old troupers and, caught somewhere between them all, innocent young playwright. From tentative first rehearsal to triumphant opening night, the clash of egos becomes increasingly and hilariously bloody. But what emerges from the mayhem is a startling evocation of that most elusive gift of all - star quality.

This edition, adapted by Chris Luscombe and introduced by Sheridan Morley, is published to coincide with the play's West End premiere in October 2001.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780413771452
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
10/01/2001
Series:
Modern Plays Series
Pages:
96
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.19(d)

Meet the Author

Noël Coward (1899-1973) was not only an important British playwrightand lyricist but he also wrote fiction, three volumes of autobiography,and numerous reflections in other genres which number well over 100different works. He was also a distinguished actor and cabaretperformer. He was easily one of this century's greatest wits.

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