Inthe 1920s and 1930s Noël Coward mastered and defined the art of therevue sketch - short and often topical or satirical stage pieces, manyof which were a lead-in to his famous songs. He wrote these sketchesfor the top revues of the 1920s and 1930s, including London Calling!(1923) and Cochrane's Revue of 1931. This volume collects Coward's bestand most witty pieces, including Rain Before Seven, the only sketch heperformed with Gertrude Lawrence, and the hilarious parody, Some OtherPrivate Lives, in which Coward burlesques his own famous play, PrivateLives. Also included are short one-act plays never before published.The collection includes an Introduction by Coward scholar Barry Day,setting the work in the context of its time and its dramatic form. Aforgotten area of Coward's writing is now back in print.
Literature-Fiction, Drama, British-Irish,