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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Works by Ira Levin. However, the Times’ other theater critic, Bg Ederpanned the play. So many its kind of hard to explain the film’s plot line in detail, without giving it away. Yes No Report this.

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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. Hard copies dfathtrap be hard to find, but I’m sure your local library has a few that haven’t been checked out in years. I’ve never enjoyed reading a play, after having already seen it, as much as I enjoyed this one, and that’s saying something because I don’t deathtdap read plays.

I am a big Levin fan and got the opportunity to see this play at my local theater. I enjoyed it and would love to see it on the stage.

They’ll lure the would-be playwright to the Bruhl home, kill him, and market the sure-fire script as Sidney’s own. Clifford’s murder had been staged to shock and kill Myra. 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.


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The son of a woman dying of a brain tumour tries to fulfil his mother’s last wish: Additional Info 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.

The plot features a play within a play. Fun and meta, a little gory, a little shocking, a little queer.

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Tongue-in-cheek murder mystery – actually, it’s funny. Share this Rating Title: Goofs When Sidney has the Deathtrap script and threatens to throw it into the fireplace, the fire isn’t lit.

And now I want to see these words performed. GP Action Crime Thriller. The first play I have ever read, and I really enjoyed the meta nature of it. Chock full of funny lines, clever retorts, fun foreshadowing, and so many twists you will never guess what happens next.

Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Helga wanders around the house revealing visions that appear to be only partially correct.

I’d had the script on my bookshelf for a couple of years but hadn’t gotten around to reading it. A good read — and if you ha A finely written mystery-thriller play, with lots of neat twists.

Contrived, which is probably the point. View all 6 comments. Then this morning my colleague walks into my office with the script of “Deathtrap,” which is being considered for PTC’s season next year. So glad to reread it decades later.


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. Sidney telephones Clifford to invite him over to give him suggestions on improving the play.

Stage Actress George Peck A finely written mystery-thriller play, with lots of neat twists. Night Falls on Manhattan Crazy Credits Murderous weapons by Eoin Sprott.

A TV producer who is the mistress of her boss, tries to have him make their relationship more permanent, and begins a relationship with a younger man. 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 levim a thr 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.

These thrillers deathfrap quick and exciting. The Anderson Tapes A burned-out British police detective finally snaps while interrogating a suspected child molester.

I give Deathtrap a solid A.