The Plays, Screenplays And Films Of David Mamet

The Plays, Screenplays And Films Of David Mamet

by Steven Price
     
 

ISBN-10: 0230555349

ISBN-13: 9780230555341

Pub. Date: 10/01/2008

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

David Mamet is arguably the most important living American playwright. This Guide provides an up-to-date study of the key criticism on the full range of Mamet's work. It engages with his work in film as well as in the theatre, offering a synoptic overview of, and critical commentary on, the scholarly criticism of each play, screenplay or film.  See more details below

Overview

David Mamet is arguably the most important living American playwright. This Guide provides an up-to-date study of the key criticism on the full range of Mamet's work. It engages with his work in film as well as in the theatre, offering a synoptic overview of, and critical commentary on, the scholarly criticism of each play, screenplay or film.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230555341
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/01/2008
Series:
Readers' Guides to Essential Criticism Series
Pages:
190
Product dimensions:
5.60(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1

Ch. 1 Early Plays: Lakeboat (1970), The Duck Variations (1972), Sexual Perversity in Chicago (1974) 8

Ch. 2 American Buffalo (1975) 17

Ch. 3 A Life in the Theatre (1977), The Water Engine (1977), Mr. Happiness (1977) 27

Ch. 4 Other 1970s Plays: The Woods (1977), Reunion (1976), Dark Pony (1977), Children's Plays, Squirrels (1974), Marranos (1975), Lone Canoe (1979) 34

Ch. 5 The Screenplays, 1981-8: The Postman Always Rings Twice (1981), The Verdict (1982), the Untouchables (1987), We're No Angels (1989) 42

Ch. 6 Edmond (1982) 50

Ch. 7 Glengarry Glen Ross (1983) 58

Ch. 8 Prairie du Chien (1978), The Shawl (1985) 70

Ch. 9 House of Games (1987) 75

Ch. 10 Speed the Plow (1988) 85

Ch. 11 Things Change (1988) 92

Ch. 12 The 'Bobby Gould' Plays (c.1989) 98

Ch. 13 Homicide (1991) 104

Ch. 14 Oleanna (1992) 112

Ch. 15 The Cryptogram (1994) 123

Ch. 16 The Spanish Prisoner (1997), The Edge (1997), Wag the Dog (1997) 128

Ch. 17 The Winslow Boy (1999) and after: State and Main (2000), Heist (2001), Spartan (2004), Boston Marriage (1999) 135

Conclusion 141

Notes 148

Select Bibliography 164

Index 174

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