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On the Waterfront: The Play

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Budd Schulberg s classic story of the New York waterfront and the kid who coulda been a contender is best known in its memorable movie version with Marlon Brando. But here, adapted for the stage by Mr. Schulberg and Stan Silverman, it remains a moving and powerful drama. This play script for On the Waterfront has been used in theatres large and small, throughout the countr ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published May 8th 2001 by Ivan R. Dee Publisher (first published January 28th 1998)
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May 01, 2016 Realini rated it it was amazing
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Powerful, great themes, strong characters and eight Oscars for the film

The movie with Marlon Brando is well known and considered one of the best ever made.

Until the other day, I didn't know about the play with the same name.

The film was directed by Elia Kazan, who was both acclaimed as a magnificent film maker and loathed for his collaboration with the "anti-American" committee or commission whatever it was.

When we was honored at the Oscars, part of the audienc
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So I listened to a version with Jeffery Donovan playing Terry. It was pretty good. A few foul words but I am glad I listened to it as a play because I think it gave it a little more depth then just reading it would have done.
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Budd Schulberg (1914–2009) was a screenwriter, novelist, and journalist who is best remembered for the classic novels What Makes Sammy Run?, The Harder They Fall, and the story On the Waterfront, which he adapted as a novel, play, and an Academy Award–winning film script. Born in New York City, Schulberg grew up in Hollywood, where his father, B. P. Schulberg, was head of production at Paramount, ...more
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