Deathtrap. by Ira Levin. Full Length Play, Dramatic Comedy / 3m, 2f. A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare . ”DEATHTRAP,” Ira Levin’s contrived Broadway thriller, is now playing in revival at Equity Library Theater, but don’t let the word ”contrived. : Deathtrap: A Thriller in Two Acts (): Ira Levin, Ira Levin: Books.

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I think I would have enjoyed this more as a live production, but the written rendition was definitely a great diversion.

A good read — and if you have the good fortune to see a well-done performance of the piece, there is at least one gasp and very likey scream out loud moment which I will not give away. Perfect for this Halloween season. The subject matter being contested is: The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother’s last wish: After Duke Anderson is released from prison after ten years for taking the rap for a scion of a Mafia family, he cashes in a debt of honor with the mob to bankroll a caper.

To make Sidney’s slump all the more painful, Clifford Anderson, a student of one of Sidney’s writing seminars, has recently sent his mentor a copy of his first attempt at playwrighting for Sidney’s review and advice.

Leviin more memorable of a read – several out-loud laughs and satisfying humorous reversals. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. After socializing briefly, Sidney determines that there are no other carbon copies or xeroxes of the play in existence and escalates the sense that he may kill Clifford.


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Trust me, read Deathtrap and you’ll know exactly what I’m talking about. A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected levib molester. I’d had the script on my bookshelf for a couple of years but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. To ask other readers questions about Deathtrapplease sign up. Full Cast and Crew.

Open Preview See a Problem? Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Seemingly comfortably ensconced in his charming Connecticut home, Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers, is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. Works by Ira Levin.

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Pages with citations lacking titles. Sidney confronts Clifford, who threatens to move out and write the play regardless of whether Sidney wants him to or not. Clifford, however, is several steps ahead of Sidney. Deeathtrap murder mystery – actually, it’s funny.

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And now I want to see these words performed. Comedy thriller about a play within a play within a play within a play. A psychiatrist attempts to uncover a troubled stable boy’s disturbing obsession with horses. You’ll never guess who eeathtrap, who really dies, who’ A whole lot of fun, an equal amount of creepy, and a pinch of wtf is going on here.


DEATHTRAP by Ira Levin

Alternate Versions There are two distinct versions between the theatrical release and the television version. They stayed pretty true to Levin’s darkly funny, very meta script. Roger LeachColin Wakefield. That’s just how good it was. Sidney, relieved that Helga has not accurately envisioned the murder, reassures Myra to the point that she admits her own secret wish that Sidney was going to go through with the murder to steal the script.

Levin’s best known play is Deathtrapwhich holds the record as the longest-running comedy-thriller on Broadway and brought Levin his second Edgar Award. My first Broadway non-musical. Archived from the original on Or, is there some play I don’t know about called Acting Edition.

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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. The New York Times. View all 12 comments.