Coward Plays: 7: Quadrille; 'Peace in Our Time'; Tonight at by Noël Coward

By Noël Coward

The 7th quantity within the Coward assortment. On Quadrille: "Miss Fontanne performs the madcap Marchioness with the
crackle and sheen of a five-pound observe. Her eyes mock marvelously, her
voice cuts like a knife right into a marriage ceremony cake, and the scene in Act
Three, at the eve of her elopement with Mr. Lung, is as scrumptious as
crushed ice." Evening Standard, 1952.

"The concept of Peace in Our Time",
Coward wrote "was conceived in Paris almost immediately after the Liberation. . .
I started to suspect that the actual impression of 4 years intermittent
bombing is much much less destructive to the intrinsic personality of a nation
than the religious influence of 4 years enemy occupation."

The
volume additionally includes 4 items from the Tonight at 8.30 series: We
Were Dancing
"provides a marvelously compact representation of the way
the English public college spirit prevails even in moments of strenuous
passion." "Shadow Play is a musical fable. . . which gave Gertie and
me an opportunity to sing as romantically as lets, dance within the moonlight
and, we was hoping, persuade the viewers that we have been very fascinating
indeed"; and "Family Album - a sly satire on Victorian hypocrisy,
adorned with an unobtrusive yet agreeable musical ranking. It was
stylised either in its decor and its functionality, was once a pleasure to play and
provided the full proficient corporation with solid parts." Star Chamber,
closely in accordance with Coward's reports attempting to co-ordinate his Actors'
Orphanage charity committee, is released the following for the 1st time.

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