For the past eight weeks, Eddie Davis, forty-five years old, has been locked in a luxurious suite in New York's swank Geneva Hotel. Eddie Davis is practicing the French horn. How this change came about is the story of this comic and touching novel. Days and Nights of a French Horn Player tells of Eddie's introduction to the "coils of gold" by a hunchbacked school friend, Gerald Hinkey; his increasing obsession with the horn throughout his young adulthood; his attempt to put aside his obsession and make his mark in the business world, and the disastrous results of that decision. These are the bare bones of a plot on which Schisgal has hung a dazzling array of hilarious characters and scenes.
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Murray Schisgal has published the novel Days and Nights of a French Horn Player (1980) and has written television plays, The Love Song of Barney Kempenski (1966) and Natasha Kovolina Pipishinsky (1976), and an expanded version of his one-act play The Tiger, which was produced as a screenplay, The Tiger Makes Out (1967), starring Eli Wallach. Schisgal’s play Luv was also produced as a screenplay (1965). Schisgal and Larry Gelbart collaborated to produce the screenplay for the hit 1982 film Tootsie.
Publisher: Dramatists Play Service, Incorporated. Sexaholics and Other Plays. from: N/A. The Typists and The Tiger. Days and Nights of a French Horn Player.
Schisgal's brand of mildly desperate comedy transfers patchily from the stage (Luv, et. to the novel. When it works, this book is wide-smile funny; when it doesn't, the trying and the pathos are too pushy. Eddie Davis' life and times begin in Brooklyn, where he's raised by parents who both work and who've got a lot less than love for each other. But Destiny comes to Eddie in the person of an ugly, hunch-backed high-school chum named Gerald Hinkey. " "Out of deference to his personal misfortune, the kids in school called him 'Hunchy .
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Schisgal's other plays include Twice Around The Park, a 1982 vehicle for Eli Wallach and Anne Jackson; The Old Jew, An American Millionaire, The Chinese, Dr. Fish, and All Over Town. Starring in 42nd Street WorkShop's Slouching are Mike Jankowitz, Michelle Bouchard, Gerrianne Raphael, James DeMarse and Joanne Gibson. The company was founded by Bouchard, DeMarse and Sam Schacht, and has already tackled 200 works in progress in only two years. For the eighth time I'm getting a one-act in their Best Short Plays book. It's called Fifty Years Ago. Also, a new play called Play Time is being published by Dramatists Play Service next month. I just sent my agent a new screenplay called, Call Me Lucky, which deals with things that were in my novel, Days And Nights Of A French Horn Player. Like a lot of my work, it has to do with finding a place in the sun, but comically.
Addresses: AGENT-c/o Audrey Wood, International Creative Management, 40 W. 57th Street, New York, NY 10019. Days and Nights of a French Horn Player, Little, Brown & Company, 1980.