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Gideon ➷ [Reading] ➹ Gideon By Paddy Chayefsky ➬ – Thomashillier.co.uk play play.

  • Paperback
  • 72 pages
  • Gideon
  • Paddy Chayefsky
  • English
  • 20 July 2019
  • 0822204428

About the Author: Paddy Chayefsky

Sidney Aaron Paddy Chayefsky , was an American playwright, screenwriter, and novelist He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for Best ScreenplayHe was considered one of the most renowned dramatists of the so called Golden Age of Television His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the s, and he was regarded as the central figure in the kitchen sink realism movement of American televisionFollowing his critically acclaimed teleplays, Chayefsky continued to succeed as a playwright and novelist As a screenwriter, he received three Academy Awards for Marty , The Hospital and Network Marty was based on his own television drama about a relationship between two lonely people finding love Network was his scathing satire of the television industry and The Hospital was considered satiric Chayefsky s early stories were notable for their dialogue, their depiction of second generation Americans and their sentiment and humor They were frequently influenced by the author s childhood in the Bronx The protagonists were generally middle class tradesmen struggling with personal problems loneliness, pressures to conform or their own emotionsChayefsky died in New York City of cancer in August at the age of .



10 thoughts on “Gideon

  1. George Sr. George Sr. says:

    An interesting interpretation of the story of Gideon both tragic and comic I saw a television production of this play years ago and it really made me think about man s interaction with God I think it was Peter Ustinov who played Gideon Reading the script brought Ustinov s portrayal of Gideon back to life for me Chayevsky s Gideon the character is a lot like Bill Cosby s Noah, but where Cosby s Noah is a capable doubter, Chayevsky s Gideon is not only a doubter, he s a total failure who ca An interesting interpretation of the story of Gideon both tragic and comic I saw a television production of this play years ago and it really made me think about man s interaction with God I think it was Peter Ustinov who played Gideon Reading the script brought Ustinov s portrayal of Gideon back to life for me Chayevsky s Gideon the character is a lot like Bill Cosby s Noah, but where Cosby s Noah is a capable doubter, Chayevsky s Gideon is not only a doubter, he s a total failure who can do nothing without God

  2. Robert Federline Robert Federline says:

    A wonderful retelling of the Old Testament tale of a man who loved God, but also found it difficult to love Him This is a dramatization of the familiar tale of Gideon, who famously told God how lowly he was, and how he could never help his own people because he was himself so unworthy Nevertheless, God raised him up as a savior in the Hebrew s time of need.This is a fascinating play by a fascinating playwright giving us apersonal perspective on the difficulty of being personally called b A wonderful retelling of the Old Testament tale of a man who loved God, but also found it difficult to love Him This is a dramatization of the familiar tale of Gideon, who famously told God how lowly he was, and how he could never help his own people because he was himself so unworthy Nevertheless, God raised him up as a savior in the Hebrew s time of need.This is a fascinating play by a fascinating playwright giving us apersonal perspective on the difficulty of being personally called by God, and the difficulty of living out your mission, especially once it is successful, and you have to deal with the adulation of the formerly hostile crowd.It will inspire you to pick up your Bible and to re read the original, as authored by God

  3. Lauren Lauren says:

    Gideon makes me appreciate Shakespeare s history plays and their rich language Gideon is essentially a reenactment of a story from the Bible and reads like the upcoming amateur production for the church down the street, complete with a few jokes guaranteed to make the audience chuckle no offense intended against church productions Taking stories from the Bible or even Greek mythology work better when the author twists something about the tale, to help underline the universal message It s no Gideon makes me appreciate Shakespeare s history plays and their rich language Gideon is essentially a reenactment of a story from the Bible and reads like the upcoming amateur production for the church down the street, complete with a few jokes guaranteed to make the audience chuckle no offense intended against church productions Taking stories from the Bible or even Greek mythology work better when the author twists something about the tale, to help underline the universal message It s not often I say this, but Gideon is too loyal to the source material and not in a way that helps spread the word Not recommended

  4. Bobby Sullivan Bobby Sullivan says:

    I liked this play better than I thought I would Gideon seems very human throughout the play he doubts, and he falls prey to hubris and ambition Ultimately, he chooses himself over God, a sort of atheism All very human He d be a fun character to play onstage, if you could get an audience to come out to a Biblical play, these days.

  5. Kristi Kristi says:

    This play is an interesting interpretation of the eternal question of mankind Is there one god or many Does god act in the world Do gods communicate directly with man As a person who cannot believe in an omnipotent god who acts in the world to decide who lives or dies who wins the football game who wins the lottery, because then he decided to have the holocaust happen to fly planes into the world trade center to let genocide happen in Myanmar, Cambodia, Armenia. It is said much This play is an interesting interpretation of the eternal question of mankind Is there one god or many Does god act in the world Do gods communicate directly with man As a person who cannot believe in an omnipotent god who acts in the world to decide who lives or dies who wins the football game who wins the lottery, because then he decided to have the holocaust happen to fly planes into the world trade center to let genocide happen in Myanmar, Cambodia, Armenia. It is said much better by Epicurus and David Hume If God is unable to prevent evil, then he is not all powerful If God is not willing to prevent evil, then he is not all good So my outlook as to the question of whether man gets the credit blame for his actions, is that man is always responsible for human behavior I still found the dialogue and reasoning within the play amusing Kristi Abby Tabby

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