Theatre

Theatre

by David Mamet
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Theatre 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
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FireVaney More than 1 year ago
With his trademark concision, David Mamet once again challenges professional theatre practitioners to simplify their (otherwise deleterious) methods of organization, production and education. And while he is correct on almost every point he makes, please note that Mr. Mamet hasn't always practiced what he has so rigorously preached. In "Theatre," Mamet rails against mixing politics and entertainment. One of his best works, however, "Oleanna," is (among other things) a demonstration in censorship and an indictment of political correctness. Regarding his zeal for the Aristotelian Unities, one might enquire as to which dramatic principles he implemented in bringing "The Old Neighborhood" (a plotless character study) to the stage. "Cut away all embellishment and make the audience wonder what happens next," Mamet demands of us time and again. He posits that a theatrical experience "is essentially the performance of a plot..." But what, then, would be left of Shakespeare's plays if we stripped from them every line that failed to advance the plot? Bottom line: Mamet's writings on The Theatre often take on an absolutist or reductionist quality. They are all necessary reads for the serious dramatist and thespian nonetheless. Why? Because in "Theatre," as with his other works, Mamet points out the difference between a charlatan and an artisan.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Music right here.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Here!
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Here!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am here
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Ok music and pranks are taken. The party has to be moved to what is currently res three cuz the result it was on has dissapeared.