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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 13.00
The purpose of theater, like magic like religion?ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet believes that the tendency to dramatize... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 12.95
Part of the Jewish Encounter series As might be expected from this fiercely provocative writer, David Mamet?s interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have themselves internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder?the... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 15.00
From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who?s always played by his own rules. Who really reads the scripts at the film studios? How is a screenplay like a personals ad? Why are there so many producers listed in movie credits? And what on earth do those producers... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2008; US$ 13.00
Pulitzer Prize?winning playwright David Mamet?s Romance is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors. It?s hay fever season, and in a courtroom a judge is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor, who?s... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 12.00
Having put his personal stamp on the contemporary theater, David Mamet now performs the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the past. He does so by telling his own ingenious and eerily moving version of the tragedy of Dr. Faustus. Mamet?s Faustus?like Marlowe?s and Goethe?s before him?is a philosopher whose life?s work has been... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 12.95
One of America's most provocative dramatists conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing room. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who live together on the fringes of society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald. Claire,... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 13.95
One hundred years after the first publication of The Voysey Inheritance, David Mamet resurrects Harley Granville-Barker?s classic investigation into the capitalist soul in this brilliant adaptation. For generations, the Voysey family business has been secretly skimming money from its clients? accounts. When Edward, designated to take over the firm... more...
- Faber & Faber 2010; US$ 16.99
If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, ?many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical.? As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre , the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting... more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2011; US$ 12.00
In these mordant, elegant, and often disquieting essays, the internationally acclaimed dramatist creates a sort of autobiography by strobe light, one that is both mysterious and starkly revealing. The pieces in The Cabin are about places and things: the suburbs of Chicago, where as a boy David Mamet helplessly watched his stepfather terrorize his... more...