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Noel Coward

Playwright, Actor (16-Dec-1899 — 26-Mar-1973)


Patrick Braybrooke. The Amazing Mr. Noel Coward. London: Denis Archer. 1933. 168pp.

Charles Castle. NoŽl: Biography of Noel Coward. London: W. H. Allen. 1972. 272pp.

Terry Castle. Noel Coward & Radclyffe Hall: Kindred Spirits. Columbia University Press. 1996. 149pp.

Stephen Citron. Noel & Cole: The Sophisticates. London: Sinclair-Stevenson. 1992. 360pp.

Stephen Cole. Noel Coward: A Bio-Bibliography. Greenwood Press. 1993. 319pp.

Noel Coward. Noel Coward: Autobiography. Methuen. 1986. 512pp.

Barry Day (editor). NoŽl Coward: In His Own Words. Methuen. 2004. 159pp.

Barry Day. Coward on Film: The Cinema of NoŽl Coward. Scarecrow Press. 2005. 183pp.

Clive Fisher. Noel Coward. Isis. 1993. 415pp.

Frances Gray. Noel Coward. St. Martin's Press. 1987. 216pp.

Robert Greacen. The Art of NoŽl Coward. Hand and Flower Press. 1953. 86pp.

John Hadfield (editor). Cowardy Custard: The World of Noel Coward. Heinemann. 1973. 144pp.

Philip Hoare. Noel Coward: A Biography. New York: Simon & Schuster. 1995. 605pp.

Joel Kaplan; Sheila Stowell (editors). Look Back in Pleasure: Noel Coward Reconsidered. London: Methuen Publishing Ltd.. 2000. 238pp.

Robert F. Kiernan. Noel Coward. New York: Ungar. 1986. 183pp.

John Lahr. Coward the Playwright. Methuen. 1982. Reprinted 2002 by University of California Press, 189pp.

Cole Lesley. Remembered Laughter: The Life of Noel Coward. New York: Alfred A. Knopf. 1976. 501pp.

Cole Lesley; Graham Payn; Sheridan Morley. Noel Coward and His Friends. New York: William Morrow. 1979. 216pp.

Milton Levin. Noel Coward. Twayne. 1968. 158pp.

Raymond Mander. Theatrical Companion to Coward: A Pictorial Record of the First Performances of the Theatrical Works of Noel Coward. Textbook Publishers. 2003. 407pp.

William Marchant. The Privilege of His Company: Noel Coward Remembered. New York: Bobbs Merrill Company. 1975. 276pp.

Joseph Morella. Genius & Lust: The Creative and Sexual Lives of Cole Porter and Noel Coward. New York: Carroll & Graf. 1995.

Sheridan Morley. A Talent to Amuse: A Biography of NoŽl Coward. Doubleday. 1969. 453pp.

Sheridan Morley. Out in the Midday Sun: The Paintings of Noel Coward. Philosophical Library. 1988. 80pp.

Graham Payn; Sheridan Morley (editors). The Noel Coward Diaries. London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson. 1982. 698pp.

Graham Payn; with Barry Day. My Life with Noel Coward. Applause. 1994.

Jacqui Russell. File on Coward. Methuen. 1987. 96pp.

Chris Salewicz; Adrian Boot. Firefly: Noel Coward in Jamaica. Victor Gollancz. 2000. 128pp.


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  1. NNDB [link]

  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Public Information Research Namebase [link]

  6. Wikipedia [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.161)

  8. Harvard Concise Dictionary of Music and Musicians (p.166)

  9. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.156)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.355)

  11. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.472)

  12. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.59)

  13. The Film Encyclopedia, 5th Edition (p.312)

  14. Cassell Companion to Cinema (p.132)

  15. Twentieth Century Authors (p.319)

  16. Quinlan's Illustrated Registry of Film Stars (p.104)

  17. The Encyclopedia of Film (p.133)

  18. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.44)

  19. The New Biographical Dictionary of Film (p.183)

  20. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.233)

  21. The Oxford Dictionary of Music (p.200)

  22. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th Edition (p.200)

  23. A Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.38)

  24. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.126)

  25. The Reader's Encyclopedia of World Drama (pp.155-56)

  26. The Biographical Dictionary of World War II (p.107)

  27. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.121)

  28. Legends in Their Own Time (p.56)

  29. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.19)

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