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by etc.,Sheridan Morley

Author: etc.,Sheridan Morley
Language: English
Publisher: Littlehampton Book Services Ltd; New edition edition (October 10, 1985)
Pages: 216 pages
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by Cole Lesley, Sheridan Morley, Graham Payn.

by Cole Lesley, Sheridan Morley, Graham Payn.

Sheridan Morley was born in Ascot, Berkshire, in a nursing home opposite Ascot Racecourse, the eldest son of. .His godparents were dramatist Sewell Stokes and actor Peter Bull; Morley's son Hugo was one of Noël Coward's many godchildren.

Sheridan Morley was born in Ascot, Berkshire, in a nursing home opposite Ascot Racecourse, the eldest son of actor Robert Morley and grandson via his mother Joan, of the actress Dame Gladys Cooper. He was named after Sheridan Whiteside, the title role his father was playing in a long-running production of The Man Who Came to Dinner at the Savoy Theatre. Morley grew up in Wargrave in Berkshire, and in Hollywood and New York, where his father was working.

Coward, penned by Coward's first biographer, Sheridan Morley, should, in theory, be one of these definitive sources . It's obvious that Morley was close to his subject, perhaps too close.

Coward, penned by Coward's first biographer, Sheridan Morley, should, in theory, be one of these definitive sources, but it turns out to be a bit of a sticky wicket. This slim volume from 2006 is the last of several books Morley wrote about his longtime friend, Coward, the first being the first authorized bio of the man in 1969. He seems conflicted in this book between guarding Coward's cherished memory and writing an honest biography. In Morley's intro to this one, he asks the reader why the world should need yet another biography of Coward when the field is so full.

Noël Coward used his talent to amuse to spectacular effect for almost sixty years

Noël Coward used his talent to amuse to spectacular effect for almost sixty years. Extracts from interviews with Coward and his friends, several of his songs and moments from his plays come together to form an insightful, amusing and fascinating picture of one of the twentieth century’s theatre greats.

1978 Noël Coward and His Friends by Cole Lesley, Graham Payn and Sheridan Morley, published. Oberon Books republish Sheridan Morley's A Talent To Amuse and A Bright and Particular Star in one volume under the title The Private Lives of Noël and Gertie. Firefly given to Jamaican Heritage Trust. 1979 The Noël Coward Songbook was published. 1980 Tonight at . 0 with John Standing at the Lyric Theatre 1981 Design for Living with Maria Aitken at the Globe Theatre. Present Laughter at Greenwich and in the West End starring Donald Sinden.

Noël Coward, Sheridan Morley

Noël Coward, Sheridan Morley. Each line is punctuated with his trademark effervescent wit, making this book a comic tour de force in it's own right, as well as a "must read" for anyone with an interest in the British stage. A professional stage actor from the age of twelve, Coward later created a sensation as a playwright, with titles such as Hay Fever, The Vortex, Private Lives, Cavalcade, Blithe Spirit, and Design For Living. In the forties he was involved in film, with adaptations of Blithe Spirit and Brief Encounter, before starting a new career as a cabaret performer in the fifties.

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Coward's talents lay somewhere between those of Gilbert and Sullivan and Oscar Wilde. But he was subtler than the first and less self-important than the second. Morley doesn't give his own view of Coward; he lets us hear from those who knew him and from Coward himself – singing and acting in his own inimitable way. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.