Dr. Jim Lile will present “One Long Extravaganza” – an overview of the life and career of Noel Coward – at 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 12, in Corley Auditorium.

Noel Coward

Noel Coward

Coward was known as a composer, playwright, entertainer and raconteur, whose vast circle of friends and acquaintances called him “The Master.” He once said, “My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered nearly enough.”

The lecture is presented as part of the Great Britain Semester. Lile is directing the production of “Blithe Spirit,” which runs Tuesday, Sept. 13, through Saturday, Sept. 17, in the Bud Walton Theatre.