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The Cambridge companion to David Mamet / edited by Christopher Bigsby. [electronic resource]

Publication:
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2004.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (ix, 252 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
Series:
Cambridge companions to literature.
Cambridge companions to literature
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Subjects:
Mamet, David -- Criticism and interpretation.
Language:
English
Summary:
This collection of specially written essays offers both student and theatregoer a guide to one of the most celebrated American dramatists working today. Readers will find the general and accessible descriptions and analyses provide the perfect introduction to Mamet's work. The volume covers the full range of Mamet's writing, including now classic plays such as American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross, and his more recent work, Boston Marriage, among others, as well as his films, such as The Verdict and Wag the Dog. Additional chapters also explore Mamet and acting, Mamet as director, his fiction, and a survey of Mamet criticism. The Companion to David Mamet is an introduction which will prepare the reader for future work by this important and influential writer.
Contents:
David Mamet / Christopher Bigsby
The 1970s / Johan Callens
Betrayal and friendship : David Mamet's American buffalo / Matthew Roudane
The 1980s / Alain Piette
Glengarry Glen Ross / Benedict Nightingale
The 1990s / Heather Braun
Oleanna : language and power / Brenda Murphy
Mamet and the actor / Don B. Wilmeth
On directing Mamet / Steven Price
David Mamet and film / Philip French
David Mamet's fiction / Christopher Bigsby
Misreading Mamet : scholarship and reviews / David Sauer and Janice A. Sauer.
Notes:
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 09 Nov 2015).
Contributor:
Bigsby, C. W. E., editor.
ISBN:
1-139-81681-0
0-511-99952-6