Noël Coward


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Sir Noël Peirce Coward (16 December 1899 – 26 March 1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise".

Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage ... more »

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  • ''Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.''
    Noël Coward (1899-1973), British actor, playwright, composer. Amanda, in Private Lives, act 1 (1930), published in Play Parade (1931). In the 1930...
  • ''Certain women should be struck regularly like gongs.''
    Noël Coward (1899-1973), British actor, playwright, composer. Elyot, in Private Lives, act 3 (1930), published in Play Parade (1931).
  • ''You don't hold any mystery for me, darling, do you mind? There isn't a particle of you that I don't know, remember, and want.''
    Noël Coward (1899-1973), British playwright, actor, composer. Elyot, in Private Lives, act 1.
  • ''That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.''
    Noël Coward (1899-1973), British playwright, actor, composer. John Cavan, in Post-Mortem, sc. 6.
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