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David Mamet : a life in the theatre
Nadel, Ira Bruce.
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First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
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xviii, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Author, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, David Mamet is often referred to as the quintessential American writer. His works are known for their clever and terse dialogue and have earned him a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar nominations. This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal in detail his ideas on writing--including the genesis for many of his plays--acting, and directing. Beginning with his Chicago origins, the work goes on to cover his relationship to Judaism, his reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts from early plays and stories that have never before been referenced in print. Also included are interviews with key actors and directors such as William H. Macy, Mike Nussbaum, Robert Brustein, and Neil Pepe.--From publisher description.
City of fact -- South of the Northeast Kingdom -- Off-loop -- South side gypsy -- The American way -- Soldier of fortune -- A Jew in the nineties -- Book of games -- Arcade amusement.
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