American Buffalo

American Buffalo

by David Mamet

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Drama / Characters: 3 male

Scenery: Interior

Best American Play, New York Drama Critics' Circle Award during the 1976-77 season, this volatile drama starred Robert Duvall in the original Broadway production and has seen revivals with Al Pacino and most recently on Broadway with John Leguizamo in 2008. In a Chicago junk shop three small time crooks plot to rob a man of his coin collection, the showpiece of which is a valuable "Buffalo nickel". These high-minded grifters fancy themselves busin

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ISBN-13: 9780573640230
Publisher: Samuel French, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/08/2010
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 90
Sales rank: 234,998
Product dimensions: 5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.19(d)

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American Buffalo 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
flh4ever on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
I love this play! I was first introduced to it in an Absurdist Drama course I took and to say the least it was a depressing semester. But when we got to some American playwrights like David Mamet the language was fantastic! I love the metaphor for life as chaotic in the end and all the allusions to life crossed with business. All plays are meant to be experienced by seeing them performed but reading this play-you really get a close inspection of all the great literary devices and brilliant uses of profanity.
jorgearanda on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
Sharp, uncomfortable, and wonderfully self-contained.
cinesnail88 on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
This was my first experience with David Mamet. I really loved his writing style and I found the premise of this play really interesting. Sometimes it was hard to follow the characters, particularly Bob, but Teach made up for that. I would really love to see the movie with Dustin Hoffman, as he seems really perfect for the role.