Coward Plays (Paperback)
8: I'll Leave It to You; The Young Idea; This Was a Man (Methuen Drama Modern Plays)
Methuen Publishing, 9780413755100, 277pp.
Publication Date: March 1, 2012
The eighth volume in the Coward Collection includes I'll
Leave It To You and The Young Idea, the first of Coward's plays ever to
be produced. These were, as he said, "enthusiastically acclaimed by the
critics and ran five weeks and eight weeks respectively. In both of
them I appeared with the utmost determination."
This Was a Man, a
slightly later play, was written in 1926, after the successes which
made his name. It was originally banned by the Lord Chamberlain "for