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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A New York City narcotics detective reluctantly agrees to cooperate with a special commission investigating police corruption. A hugely popular stage and screen success, this ingeniously constructed play offers a rare and skilful blending of two priceless theatrical ingredients – gasp-inducing thrills and spontaneous laughter. Justin and I were watching American Horror Story several weeks ago, and they showed a murderer’s lair for the first time on the show. Views Read Edit View history.

Yes No Report this. I love the classic, stormy setting and just pretty much everything about it. The first is his obvious hatred of women–they are always portrayed as buffoons, shrews, helplessly stupid, or some combination of the three. Ten Days Before The Wedding. A finely written mystery-thriller play, with lots of neat twists.

It’s a lot of fun and I highly recommend it for fans of either the theatre or the thrillers of Ira Levin. This was an entertaining play with a good amount of suspense! Audible Download Audio Books.

These thrillers are quick and exciting. Sidney tells Clifford that he has completed work on the second act but needs to see if what he’s written will be believable. Deathtrap First Broadway program Optional Materials Cast Recordings.


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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in the seminar he has been conducting at a nearby college—a thriller which Sidney recognizes immediately as a potential Broadway hit.

It’s the worst play I’ve ever seen. But shortly after Clifford arrives, it’s clear that things are not what they seem!

Cast Size Cast Size 3m, 2f. Sign in to your Samuel French account. Aug 29, Kate rated it it was amazing Shelves: Much more memorable of a read – several out-loud laughs and satisfying humorous reversals.

The subject matter being contested is: At the old Biltmore Theater in January However, Levin’s hang ups weigh it down. Chock feathtrap of funny lines, clever retorts, fun foreshadowing, and so many twists you will never guess what happens next.

You’ll never guess who dies, who really dies, who’s behind it all, or why. I was completely ignorant of this play previously, so the various twists and turns were quite surprising. I remember the first time Deatjtrap read this- in middle school or early high school.

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I may have to settle with watching the movie version. Read it and tell me it isn’t the most tightly wound thriller. Share this Rating Title: The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother’s last wish: Search for ” Deathtrap ” on Amazon.


He has put blanks in Sidney’s gun and now forces Sidney to handcuff himself to a chair. Mar 03, Rachel rated it liked it.

I loved the surprise after surprise momentum that Levin creates within 68 pages. It received a rave review from New York Times theater critic Walter Kerrwho wrote that it contained “effrontery everywhere and deathtrao straight through”. Add to the mix a psychic who lives next door who seems to know what is about to happen before it happens, and there’s just enough comedy to keep the suspense in balance. Open Preview See a Problem?

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. Also, plays are great because you can read them in a couple of hours- just as if you’re wa I remember the first time I read this- in middle school or early high school. I actually enjoyed all the twists, until the final scene, which was just dumb. Feb 17, Erica deathtrrap it liked it. The refusal was initially based on a short scene in which Clifford was seen nude from the rear for less than 30 seconds at the end of the first act.