Deathtrap

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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. 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. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer ...
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Overview

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. 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. Sidney's plan, which he devises with his wife's help, is to offer collaboration to the student, an idea which the younger man quickly accepts. 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.
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Editorial Reviews

Cue Magazine
Two-thirds a thriller and one-third a devilishly clever comedy...Suspend your disbelief and be delighted. Scream a little. It's good for you.
Hollywood Reporter
The intricately fashioned plot contortions brought gasps, the comedy lines drew delighted chortles...
NY Post
It is a classic thriller, a genre with a style, a manner and an audience of its own. If you like thrillers, do see it. I promise you that it is vintage.
Time
If you care to assassinate yourself with laughter, try DEATHTRAP.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780822202943
  • Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/1/1979
  • Sales rank: 585,490

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 25, 2004

    Horrifyingly Fabulous

    When I first saw this play I was in love with it! It is so fabulous! I love it from start to finish!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 10, 2001

    Great

    I also had to read this for acting class and I thought it was great. so now I am trying to find the movie cause someone I knoe said it was even greater!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2000

    Awsome!

    The play was awsome! I don't usually read plays or even watch them but i'm currently in a drama class for school so we had to read a short play and this one was just amazing!

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