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Present Indicative : The First Autobiography of Noel Coward - Noel Coward

Present Indicative

The First Autobiography of Noel Coward

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Published: 20th May 2004
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"I was photographed naked on a cushion very early in life, an insane, toothless smile slitting my face and pleats of fat overlapping me like an ill-fitting overcoat. Later, at the age of two, I was photographed again. This time in a lace dress, leaning against a garden roller and laughing hysterically. If these photographs can be found they will adorn this book."

Thus begins the life story of one of the most celebrated characters in British theatrical history, in the first of Coward's autobiographies, first published in 1937. Displaying an early dedication to the theatre, Present Indicative hints at the success that would come to Coward as actor, playwright, novelist and performer. 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.

"He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history" Terence Rattigan

"He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history." --Terence Rattigan He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history. Terence Rattigan" "He is simply a phenomenon, and one that is unlikely to occur ever again in theatre history."--Terence Rattigan

Introductionp. ix
Present Indicativep. 1
Indexp. 331
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ISBN: 9780413774132
ISBN-10: 0413774139
Series: Biography and Autobiography
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 352
Published: 20th May 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.0  x 2.2
Weight (kg): 0.29
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: New edition