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 Gideon is not only a doubter, he s a total failure who can do nothing without God

  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 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. 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. 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. 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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