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“I think very few people are completely normal really, deep down in their private lives”: Popular Plato, Queer Heterosexuality, Comic Form

Penny Farfan

in Performing Queer Modernism

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
August 2017
ISBN:
9780190679699
eISBN:
9780190679736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190679699.003.0005
Subject:
Music, Dance

This chapter focuses on Noël Coward’s 1930 comedy Private Lives to illustrate how queer modernist performance might pass as light entertainment in the theatrical mainstream. Written shortly after ... More


Melancholy, modernity and the middlebrow: the twenties and thirties

in Sophistication: A Literary and Cultural History

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846312328
eISBN:
9781846316111
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846312328.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the literary treatment of sophistication during the interwar years. It suggests that the 1920s and 1930s can be considered the Age of Sophistication, because they encapsulate ... More


Noël Coward and the Avuncular Shaw

Stanley Weintraub

in Who's Afraid of Bernard Shaw?: Some Personalities in Shaw's Plays

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813037264
eISBN:
9780813041544
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037264.003.0011
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Young Noël Coward's first produced play, The Young Idea (1921), was drawn from Shaw's late-1890s comedy You Never Can Tell. Sent the text by producer John Vedrenne, Shaw recognized its origins, but ... More


Reaching Their Majority

Alan K. Rode

in Michael Curtiz: A Life in Film

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813173917
eISBN:
9780813174808
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813173917.003.0021
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Film

Curtiz was assigned to finishBlackwell’s Island.This was followed by his direction of Sons of Liberty, a patriotic short championed by the brothers Warner.The film won an Oscar for Best Short ... More


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