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Day, Barry

Overview
Works: 80 works in 200 publications in 1 language and 6,019 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Records and correspondence  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Quotations  Drama  History  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Host, Contributor, Speaker, Adapter, Interviewee, Narrator
Classifications: PR6005.O85, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Barry Day
The letters of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first and definitive collection of savvy, witty, loving, bitchy, and often surprisingly moving letters (most previously unpublished) from and to the incomparable Noël Coward, a unique and irresistible portrait of a society and age. The range, charm, and vitality of his talents--playwright, actor, composer, librettist, lyricist, director, painter, writer, cabaret singer, wit--brought him into close encounters, and often close friendships, with the great and the gifted. He knew everybody who was anybody in the theater and motion pictures, in literature and politics, on both sides of the Atlantic (he was even a spy for the Britishduring World War II, along with Cary Grant). Among those at his "marvelous party": George Bernard Shaw, T. E. Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, the Churchills, Daphne du Maurier, Greta Garbo, Ian Fleming, W. Somerset Maugham, Marlene Dietrich, Tallulah Bankhead, Edith Sitwell, FDR, Gertrude Lawrence, and many more.--From publisher description
The Noël Coward reader by Noel Coward( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader brings together the best of Noël Coward's short stories, verse, songs, plays, screenplays, etc
Dorothy Parker in her own words by Dorothy Parker( Book )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Despite her prolific output, ageless writer and wit Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) never penned an autobiography (although if she had, she said it would have been titled Mongrel). Combing through her stories, poems, articles, reviews, correspondence, and even her rare journalism and song lyrics, editor Barry Day has selected and arranged passages that describe her life and its preoccupations - urban living, the theater and the cinema, the battle of the sexes, and death by dissipation."--Jacket
My life with Noël Coward by Graham Payn( Book )

5 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The world of Raymond Chandler : in his own words by Raymond Chandler( Book )

5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Chandler never wrote an autobiography or a memoir. Now Barry Day, making use of Chandler's novels, short stories, and letters as well as Day's always illuminating commentary, gives us the life of "the man with no home," a man precariously balanced between his classical English education with its immutable values and that of a fast-evolving America during the years before the Great War, with its resulting changing vernacular. Through his fiction and letters, brilliantly woven together, Chandler reveals what it was like to be a writer, and in particular what it was to be a writer of "hard-boiled" fiction in what was for him "another language." Along the way, he discusses the work of his contemporaries: Dashiell Hammett, James M. Cain, Hemingway, Fitzgerald, Agatha Christie, Erle Stanley Gardner, Somerset Maugham, among others. Here is Chandler's Los Angeles, a city he adopted and which adopted him in the post-World War I period...Chandler on his Hollywood, working with Billy Wilder, Howard Hawks, Alfred Hitchcock, and others...Chandler...organized crime and on his alter ego, Philip Marlowe, private eye, the incorruptible knight with little armour who walks the "mean streets" in a world not made for knights...on drinking (his life in the end was in a race with alcohol--and loneliness)...and here are Chandler's women--the Little Sisters; the dames--in his fiction--and his life"--
Noël Coward : the complete lyrics by Noel Coward( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 389 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Playwright, actor, composer, poet, painter and songwriter, Noel Coward was perhaps the most complete entertainer the twentieth century - or any other - produced. But with his sophisticated manner and his clipped wit he became something more ... an icon of his times, the embodiment of "cool" before the term was ever thought of. On the centenary of his birth, amid the revival of his complete works, it is time to take stock of Coward the songwriter. For sixty years he produced a steady stream of words and music that was both lyrical and literate, romantic and satirical. Arguably only Cole Porter matched his reach and range. "I'll See You Again," "Some Day I'll Find You," "Mad Dogs and Englishmen," "A Room With A View," Don't Put Your Daughter On The Stage, Mrs. Worthington," "I'll Follow My Secret Heart," "I Went To A Marvellous Party," "London Pride" ... all the Coward classics are here, arranged chronologically show by show. But editor Barry Day - with the cooperation of the Coward Estate - has researched Coward's personal archives as well as other sources to compile 500 songs - over 200 more than the original 1965 volume. None of them have been published and most are totally unknown. Among them are songs from his unrecorded collaboration with Jerome Kern ... four unfinished musicals ... numbers dropped from shows ... and additional verses for well known favorites. The Complete Lyrics are lavishly illustrated throughout with more than 280 photographs of people and productions - many from his personal albums - as well as program covers, sheet music and Coward's own handwritten manuscripts. Barry Day's text, augmented by Coward's own comments, set the songs in the context of their times."--Jacket
This wooden 'O' : Shakespeare's Globe reborn : achieving an American's dream by Barry Day( Book )

9 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of one man's dream fulfilled, This Wooden "O" tells of American actor Sam Wanamaker's efforts to reconstruct Shakespeare's Globe Theater
P.G. Wodehouse, in his own words by P. G Wodehouse( Book )

8 editions published between 2001 and 2012 in English and held by 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unorthodox biography of "the greatest comic writer ever" (Douglas Adams) and a window into the mind of a brilliant humorist. From the publisher of the acclaimed collector's Wodehouse editions, P.G. Wodehouse In His Own Words is a sparkling collection of excerpts from the master's own writings that reveals a wonderfully entertaining gloss on Wodehouse's own life story. Quotations from a literary career spanning more than seventy years are arranged in chapters that move from childhood, to school years, to the various preoccupations of the grown man. a linking narrative, skillfully supplied by Wodehouse aficionado Barry Day, and former President of the International Wodehouse society Tony Ring brilliantly ties all the material together. Full of the scintillating wordplay and comedy that characterize Wodehouse's novels, stories, letters, and nonfiction, this handsome volume is the perfect addition to anyone's library
Coward on film : the cinema of Noël Coward by Barry Day( Book )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The complete lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse by P. G Wodehouse( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book sets the lyrics from his nearly forty theatrical productions within the context of each individual show, providing incisive and informative commentary for each. Lavishly illustrated with photos and memorabilia, it establishes why, throughout the 1920s and 1930s, Wodehouse was considered a top-tier theatrical figure on both sides of the Atlantic."--Jacket
Sherlock Holmes : in his own words and in the words of those who knew him by Barry Day( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful biography of Sherlock Holmes that draws on quotations from Dr. Watson More has been written about Sherlock Holmes in a century than was written about Shakespeare in four. It is a testament to the enduring allure of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's great detective that long after his last bow, devotees of Baker Street have continued to produce stories, films, and television works based on the life of Sherlock Holmes. Nothing new can match the brilliant intensity of the original, however, and so Barry Day has produced this invaluable biography of Holmes, drawn from the words of the man who
The complete verse of Noël Coward by Noel Coward( Book )

5 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book brings together the verse which The Master published during his lifetime and a wealth of previously unreleased material discovered in his correspondence with family and friends. Beginning with his youthful verse experiments, The Complete Verse arranges Coward's prolific public and personal verse writings in themed chapters which tackle a wide variety of subjects including war, the theatre, love, friends, travel, and God and the Infinite. --from inside jacket flap
Noël Coward : in his own words by Noel Coward( Book )

11 editions published between 2004 and 2014 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

'In my time I have said some noteworthy and exceptionally memorable things' claimed Noel Coward. Full of witicisms, bons mots and hidden gems from private papers, this compendium offers a fascinating insight into the mind of the English playwright
Tonight at 8:30 : ten one-act plays by Noel Coward( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Verzameling van tien eenakters, in 1935 geschreven door de Britse toneelschrijver, met de bedoeling dat ze in trio's op drie achtereenvolgende avonden worden opgevoerd
Noël Coward's Long Island Sound : a comedy of manners in two acts and seven scenes by Barry Day( Book )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After the ball : a concert version : based on Oscar Wilde's Lady Windermere's fan by Noel Coward( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coward's 1922 'comedy of youth in three acts' is an early work in which two precocious siblings run circles around their elders and betters in order to engineer the reconciliation of their divorced parents. Sholto and Gerda are visiting their father's country home in order to hunt, learn about English society and split up their father from his second wife. The entertainments of the English country gentry are a far cry from the sun-baked Italian villa they have grown up in with their mother, and their satirical volleys against the horsy aristocracy are as delightful as their whispered conspiracy to orchestrate a happy ending for their parents
The essential Noël Coward compendium : the very best of his work, life, and times by Noel Coward( Book )

4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leven en werk van de Engelse acteur, toneelschrijver en componist; met songteksten en fragmenten uit de toneelstukken
Noël Coward : a life in quotes by Noel Coward( Book )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The message of Marshall McLuhan by Barry Day( Book )

5 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oscar Wilde : a life in quotes by Oscar Wilde( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The letters of Noël Coward
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The Noël Coward readerDorothy Parker in her own wordsMy life with Noël CowardNoël Coward : the complete lyricsThis wooden 'O' : Shakespeare's Globe reborn : achieving an American's dreamP.G. Wodehouse, in his own wordsCoward on film : the cinema of Noël CowardThe complete lyrics of P.G. Wodehouse