Boston Marriage

Boston Marriage

by David Mamet
     
 

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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.  …  See more details below

Overview

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, meanwhile, is infatuated with a young girl and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation.  As the two women exchange barbs and taunt their hapless maid, Claire's inamorata arrives and sets off a crisis that puts both the valuable emerald and the women's future at risk.  Mamet brings his trademark tart dialogue and impeccable plotting, spiced with Wildean wit, to this wickedly funny comedy.


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Editorial Reviews

NY Post
Brilliant...One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays and one of the funniest American comedies in years.
NY Times
Devastatingly funny...exceptionally clever...demonstrates anew [Mamet's] technical virtuosity and flexibility.
Boston Phoenix
Wickedly, wittily entertaining...What makes the play...such brilliant fun is its marriage of glinting period artifice and contemporary frankness.
Boston Globe
[Mamet's characters] are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengeance not unlike those from Pinter, Edward Albee, or Mamet himself.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307482419
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/17/2010
Series:
Vintage Original
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
128
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

David Mamet has twice won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

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