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Still Life - Short Play, Drama

Still Life

Noël Coward

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Short Play, Drama

6m, 5f

ISBN: 9780573624902

One of the "Tonight at 8:30" series, a success in London and New York. The movie Brief Encounter was based on this play. In a suburban rail station, Dr. Harvey removes a cinder from Laura's eye and they fall in love. Subsequent weekly meetings over tea, scenes debating respectability or lov…

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Short Play

Drama

Time Period - 1930s

Settings Of Play - The refreshment room of Milford Junction Station.

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One of the "Tonight at 8:30" series, a success in London and New York. The movie Brief Encounter was based on this play. In a suburban rail station, Dr. Harvey removes a cinder from Laura's eye and they fall in love. Subsequent weekly meetings over tea, scenes debating respectability or love, and some sentimental moments transpire before they decide they must part forever. He is accepting a faraway post and she must return to a circumspect life. At their last meeting, a chattering friend swoops down and there is no chance for a final goodbye.
Still Life was first produced as one of a series of nine one-act plays under the title Tonight At 8:30 at the Phoenix Theatre in January 1936 under the direction of Noel Coward.
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6m, 5f

LAURA JESSON
MYRTLE BAGOT
BERYL WATERS
STANLEY
ALBERT GODEY
ALEC HARVERY
YOUNG MAN
BILL
JOHNNIE
MILDRED
DOLLY MESSITER

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Noël Coward

Noël Coward

Sir Noël Peirce Coward (1899-1973) was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise." Born in Teddington, a suburb of London, Mr. Coward attended a dance academy in London as a child, making his professional stage début at the age of eleven. As a ... view full profile

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