Give the Bishop My Faint Regards

by  Frank D. Gilroy

Short Play, Comedy  /  2m, 1f

A young woman interviews a Hollywood screen writing team, men whose extensive credits include a film with a line second in fame only to "Here's looking at you kid." 

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Give the Bishop My Faint Regards

by  Frank D. Gilroy

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  • Cast Size

    Cast Size

    2m, 1f
  • Duration

    Duration

    30 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

A young woman interviews a Hollywood screen writing team, men whose extensive credits include a film with a line second in fame only to "Here's looking at you kid." They have always maintained they didn't know which of them wrote the line. Eventually the woman gets around to the loathsome question. Today, the answer threatens their union, sounding it to its depths with comic effect and a surprising conclusion.

Published in the collection A Way with Words

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Reviews

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"With characteristic Gilroy savvy this is a cleverly plotted picture of a team of old Hollywood (screenwriter) hands." - The New York Times

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  • College Theatre / Student
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License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance

Production

Details

  • Time Period: Contemporary
  • Duration: 30 minutes
  • Setting: A writer's office at a movie studio in Hollywood.

Casting

2m, 1f
ROSSI
GLANTZ
INTERVIEWER
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Frank D. Gilroy

Frank Daniel Gilroyis an award-winning playwright, producer, screenwriter and director. After graduating from Dartmouth College and the Yale School of Drama, he contributed profusely as a writer to the golden age of television. His impressive first play, Who'll Save the Plowboy?, won an Obie Award in 1962. In 1965, his ...

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Give the Bishop My Faint Regards premiered at the Ensemble Studio Theatre in New York City in 1992 under the direction of Daniel Selznick.

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