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Posted May 28, 2004
This play is a clever banter, an exchange of witty diaalogue and expert vocabulary. The marvelous mind games and cunning conversations between the three characters are hilarious, often stunning. This play makes you yearn for a time when people used vocabulary well, and thought of conversation as an art. Admittedly, I've only seen the play (at the Guthrie in Minneapolis) and haven't read it...but it was the first time I've been so entertained in months (or years!) and the best play I've seen. Many critics have discussed problems with Mamet's characterizations of women, and in other Mamet material I've also had serious problems with this. His female characters are often insipid, powerless, argumentative, or somehow conform to the endless negative female stereotypes. In this play, I was pleasantly surprised...the women were intelligent, well- developed, sexually autonomous, and complex. Highly recommended.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.