Ira Levin (play), Jay Presson Allen (screenplay) Michael Caine in Deathtrap ( ) Michael Caine and Dyan Cannon in Deathtrap () Christopher Reeve . : Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts (): Ira Levin, Ira Levin: Books. THE STORY: Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to.

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It’s a plot composed solely of twists. Cast Size Cast Size 3m, 2f. Sidney Bruhl, a previously successful playwright, has had a series of box office flops and is having trouble writing.

Jul 22, Irene McHugh rated it it was amazing Shelves: Indeed, even Helga Ten Dorp, a nosey psychic from next door, and Porter Milgram, Sidney’s observant attorney, can only speculate where the line between truth and deception lies. Following a Boston tryout at the Wilbur TheatreDeathtrap enjoyed a four-year run on Broadway, opening under the direction of Robert Moore February 26,at the Music Box Theatremoving to the Biltmore Theatre January 7,and closing on June 13 of that year.

But this one is highly recommended for people who like metafiction and mind games as this is a story within a story pretending to be an imitation of a play for the purpose of carrying out the perfect murder. As Sidney and Myra are about to go to bed, Clifford, covered in mud, snatches Sidney from behind, and apparently beats Sidney to death.

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Seldes appeared in every one of the play’s 1, performances, a feat that earned her a mention in the Guinness Book of World Records as “most durable actress. Audible Download Audio Books. Word choices are crisp and concise! I won’t give any more away A quick, tricky thriller. Sidney asserts that the student’s play is a certain hit. I give Deathtrap a solid A. Deahhtrap thing has a life of its own.


Stewart Klein Jeffrey Lyons Apr 30, Seamus rated it it was amazing Shelves: It’s a good time. Deathtrap First Broadway program Men Women Total Cast.

The play is known as one of the biggest hits on Broadway, running for four years with almost performances.

I am a big Levin fan and got the opportunity to see this play at my local theater. A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to dsathtrap with a special commission investigating police corruption.

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It sounds like I hated this play, but in reality I quite liked it; it was clever, well-paced, and even suspenseful.

Porter Milgrim Joe Silver I remember the first time I read this- in middle school or early high school. Trust me, read Deathtrap and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about.

Learn more More Like This. Deatgtrap promise you that ifa is vintage. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Nov 05, Trisha rated it it levln amazing. Thereafter suspense mounts steadily as the plot begins to twist and turn with devilish cleverness, and with such an abundance of thrills and laughter, that audiences will be held enthralled until the final, startling moments of the play. Paperback72 pages.

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Tongue-in-cheek murder mystery – actually, it’s funny. Ten Days Before The Wedding. A little like “Adaptation” in its self-references – the story builds as the writers in it create the story – irw verite.

Are you confused by this statement? Interspersed with reassurances that he is only kidding, he frightens Myra with suggestions that he may kill Clifford in order to steal the script. By “trying out” these bits, Sidney believes that he is laying the groundwork to make his intended murder of Clifford to stop Clifford from actually writing the play about Myra’s murder look like self-defense.

I enjoyed it and would love to see it on the stage. Sidney mimics reading a play that he tells his wife, Myra, he has received from a student of his, Clifford Anderson. I have now read about half of Levin’s works and not one have been a disappointment.

A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy’s disturbing obsession with horses. That’s just how good it was. It’s good for you. The play, “Deathtrap,” is a five character, two act thriller so perfect in its construction that, as Sidney says, “A gifted director couldn’t even hurt it.