Gideon



10 thoughts on “Gideon

  1. 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 Gi...

  2. 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 dr...

  3. 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 athei...

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