Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A housefull of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
|Publisher:||Samuel French Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Noël Coward was a professional actor by the age of 10. In 1920, he starred in his own play, I'll Leave it to You. His first major hit was The Vortex, and his success continued throughout the 1920s and 1930s with plays including Hay Fever, Private Lives, and Design for Living. During World War II, he wrote the patriotic screenplay In Which We Serve, for which he won an Oscar, as well as scripting the classic film Brief Encounter and entertaining the nation with the black comedy Blithe Spirit. After the war, Coward added a new string to his bow as a cabaret singer, as well as continuing to write musicals and plays. In all, Coward wrote 40 plays, 300 songs, and numerous poems, short stories, and films. He was knighted in 1970, and died in Jamaica in 1973.