Noël Coward


Born
in Teddington, Middlesex, England, The United Kingdom
December 13, 1901

Died
March 26, 1973

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Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music. Among his achievements, he received an Academy Certificate of Merit at the 1943 Academy Awards for "outstanding production achievement for In Which We Serve."

Known for his wit, flamboyance, and personal style, his plays and songs achieved new popularity in the 1960s and 1970s, and his work and style continue to influence popular culture. The former Albery Theatre (originally the New Theatre) in London was renamed the Noël Coward Theatre in his honour in 2006.

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Blithe Spirit

3.98 avg rating — 4,918 ratings — published 1941 — 23 editions
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Private Lives

3.99 avg rating — 3,345 ratings — published 1930 — 31 editions
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Three Plays: Blithe Spirit ...

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4.14 avg rating — 2,538 ratings — published 1965 — 4 editions
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Hay Fever

3.66 avg rating — 529 ratings — published 1925 — 15 editions
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The Letters of Noël Coward

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4.13 avg rating — 226 ratings — published 1958 — 9 editions
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Present Laughter

3.93 avg rating — 259 ratings — published 1939 — 14 editions
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Design for Living

3.77 avg rating — 235 ratings — published 1932 — 13 editions
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Pomp and Circumstance

4.04 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1960 — 12 editions
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The Vortex

3.47 avg rating — 96 ratings — published 1924 — 3 editions
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The Noel Coward Diaries

4.15 avg rating — 101 ratings — published 1982 — 8 editions
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“It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.”
Noël Coward, Blithe Spirit

“I like long walks, especialy when they are taken by people who annoy me.”
Noel Coward

“I don't know what London's coming to — the higher the buildings the lower the morals.”
Noël Coward, Collected Sketches and Lyrics

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