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ISBN:
0671211331
Author:
Paddy Chayefsky
Category:
Television
Publisher:
Holiday House; 14th Printing edition (June 1971)
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A collection of six television plays by this brilliant writer: Holiday Song, Printer's Measure, The Big Deal, Marty. Here in one volume all the plays that made Paddy Chayefsky a famous man, together with some insights by the author into how they got written

A collection of six television plays by this brilliant writer: Holiday Song, Printer's Measure, The Big Deal, Marty. Here in one volume all the plays that made Paddy Chayefsky a famous man, together with some insights by the author into how they got written. I had no idea, for example, that HOLIDAY SONG ws actually based on a Reader's Digest article about a man who encountered and reunited a husband and wife torn apart by Nazi violence in Europe during the war.

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by. Chayefsky, Paddy, 1923-. New York, Simon and Schuster. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Gutierres on October 18, 2011.

A collection of the television plays of Paddy Chayefsky which is part of a four-volume set of his work. The television plays contained in this volume are Holiday Song, Printer's Measure, The Big Deal, Marty, The Mother and The Bachelor Party. Applause Theatre Book Publishers.

Sidney Aaron "Paddy" Chayefsky (January 29, 1923 – August 1, 1981) was an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist. He is the only person to have won three solo Academy Awards for writing both adapted and original screenplays. He was one of the most renowned dramatists of the Golden Age of Television. His intimate, realistic scripts provided a naturalistic style of television drama for the 1950s, dramatizing the lives of ordinary Americans.

A collection of the television plays of Paddy Chayefsky which is part of a four-volume set of his work

A collection of the television plays of Paddy Chayefsky which is part of a four-volume set of his work. A collection of the television plays of Paddy Chayefsky which is part of a four-volume set of his work.

A collection of six television plays by this brilliant writer: EHoliday SongE EPrinter's MeasureE EThe Big DealE EMartyE EThe MotherE and EThe Bachelor PartyE. Includes an introduction and notes for each play by the author.

What is fascinating about Paddy Chayefsky’s Oscar-winning screenplay is how smoothly it shifts its gears, from satire to farce to social outrage. The scenes involving Beal and the revolutionary liberation army are cheerfully over the top. The scenes involving Diana and Max are quiet, tense, convincing drama.

Has all the former library marks but is in good shape for a used library book

Has all the former library marks but is in good shape for a used library book. A great copy for reading, not giving or collecting (unless you restore). We appreciate your business and welcome any questions.

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  • Gldasiy
The scripts were very interesting and good, but I would argue his commentary on each one was even better.
  • Ylal
These television plays are classics from that time period in the fifties when television was testing its wings with outstanding drama.
  • Jesmi
He's the guy
  • IWAS
Here in one volume all the plays that made Paddy Chayefsky a famous man, together with some insights by the author into how they got written. I had no idea, for example, that HOLIDAY SONG ws actually based on a Reader's Digest article about a man who encountered and reunited a husband and wife torn apart by Nazi violence in Europe during the war. Chayefsky says he was given this article to adapt, but basically disregarded every part of it. They didn't call it the "Golden Age" of TV for notbing.

What strikes me is that he was so young when he did his TV work, and yet he was able to write parts for the elderly very well. Will anyone who saw these productions ever forger the old cantor in HOLIDAY SONG, the veteran printer in the classic PRINTER'S MEASURE, or Cathleen Nesbitt quietly breaking your heart in THE MOTHER?

It's amazing that a man in his twenties and thirties could see so deeply into the future of his own heart and his own old age--an age which he didn't really live to see.