Boston Marriage: A Play

Boston Marriage: A Play

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

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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.  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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years."  -New York Post

"[Mamet's characters] are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengence not unlike those from Pinter, Edward Albee, or Mamet himself."  -The Boston Globe

"Devastatingly funny...exceptionally clever."  -The New York Times

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375706653
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/08/2002
Pages:
128
Product dimensions:
5.38(w) x 7.95(h) x 0.35(d)

Meet the Author

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

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