Great Performances: Season 7, Episode 6

The Good Doctor (8 Nov. 1978)

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A writer (made to resemble Russian playwright Anton Chekhov) narrates a collection of his stories, all of which are written in the style of Chekhov.

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A writer (made to resemble Russian playwright Anton Chekhov) narrates a collection of his stories, all of which are written in the style of Chekhov.

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Ivan Ilyitch Cherdyakhov: What is it? What is it, you ask? You sit there behind your desk and ask what is it? You sit there, in your lofty position as general, and minister of public parks, a member of high standing among the upper class, and ask what is it? You sit there with full knowledge that in this life, there is no equality; that there are those who serve, and those that are served; those who obey, and those that are obeyed; those who bow, and those that are bowed to; that in this life, certain events take place ...
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Fun adaptation of Simon's one-act play Checkov collection

THE GOOD DOCTOR played Broadway for a limited run and brought about the fateful meeting of playwright Neil Simon and struggling actress Marsha Mason. Miss Mason, fresh from her star-making role in CINDERELLA LIBERTY, scored also in this funny and poignant adaptation of Checkov one-acters. The tv version replaced Christopher Plummer with Richard Chamberlain. Gary Dontzig, another struggling young comic actor of the time and friend of Ms. Mason's, essayed the role of The Son in the television version. This young man went on to success as writer/developer/executive producer of MURPHY BROWN, winning two Emmys in the process.


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