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Paddy Chayefsky "Gideon" Playbill 1962 Signed Autograph
Playbill for The Plymouth Theatre-"Gideon"-April 1962-6 1/2" X 9"-32 pages-theatre program.This vintage Playbill features the 1962 Production of Paddy Chayesfsky's "Gideon".Gideon, a play by Paddy Chayefsky, is a seriocomic treatment of the story of Gideon, a judge in the Old Testament. The play had a successful Broadway run in 1961 and was broadcast on NBC in 1971 as a Hallmark Hall of Fame special.In the original Broadway version, Gideon was played by Douglas Campbell and Frederic March played "The Angel of the Lord." In the television adaptation, Peter Ustinov played Gideon and Josť Ferrer played "The Angel of the Lord."The Time Magazine reviewer described Campbell's portrayal of Gideon in the 1961 production as "a simple-minded oaf one minute and a Judaic Henry V the next." TV Guide noted that Ustinov played Gideon as "a lumbering Hebrew" in the NBC adaptation.The Playbill has been autographed on the front cover by Paddy Chayesfsky with a fountain pen in black................BOTH PLAYBILL AND AUTOGRAPH ARE IN VERY GOOD CONDITION...............