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The Resource Present laughter : a light comedy in three acts, Noël Coward ; [introduction by James Grieve]

Present laughter : a light comedy in three acts, Noël Coward ; [introduction by James Grieve]

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Present laughter : a light comedy in three acts
Title
Present laughter
Title remainder
a light comedy in three acts
Statement of responsibility
Noël Coward ; [introduction by James Grieve]
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"At the centre of his own universe sits matinee idol Garry Essendine: suave, hedonistic and too old, says his wife, to be having numerous affairs. His line in harmless, infatuated debutantes is largely tolerated but playing closer to home is not. Just before he escapes on tour to Africa the full extent of his misdemeanours is discovered. And all hell breaks loose. Noël Coward's Present Laughter premiered in the early years of the Second World War just as such privileged lives were threatened with fundamental social change. This edition of the play is published to coincide with the National Theatre's production running from September 2007. The text features an introduction that considers the directorial decisions and interpretation in the National's production."--Publisher's website
Member of
Cataloging source
IUL
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1899-1973
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Coward, Noel
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6005.O85
LC item number
P65 2007
Literary form
dramas
Series statement
Methuen drama modern plays
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  • Actors
  • English drama
  • Actors
  • English drama
Label
Present laughter : a light comedy in three acts, Noël Coward ; [introduction by James Grieve]
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"First published in 1943 by Heinemann"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317592310
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 113 pages
Isbn
9781408101483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)317592310
Label
Present laughter : a light comedy in three acts, Noël Coward ; [introduction by James Grieve]
Publication
Note
"First published in 1943 by Heinemann"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
317592310
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
xii, 113 pages
Isbn
9781408101483
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)317592310

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