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3 uses of the knife : on the nature and purpose of drama

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, ©1998.
Series: Columbia lectures on American culture.
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Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright, screenwriter, poet, essayist, and director, David Mamet celebrates the absolute necessity of drama - and the experience of great plays - in our lurching attempts to make sense of ourselves and our world. In three tightly woven essays of characteristic force and resonance, Mamet speaks about the connection of art to life, language to power, imagination to survival, the public  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mamet
ISBN: 023111088X 9780231110884
OCLC Number: 37115843
Notes: Series statement on jacket.
Includes index.
Description: 87 pages ; 19 cm.
Contents: The wind-chill factor --
The perfect ball game --
Anti-stratfordianism --
The problem play --
Letters of transit --
Second act problems --
Violence --
Self-censorship --
Three uses of the knife --
The eleven o'clock song --
The end of the play.
Series Title: Columbia lectures on American culture.
Other Titles: Three uses of the knife
Responsibility: David Mamet.

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What makes good drama? How does drama matter in our lives? One of America's most respected writers reminds us of the secret powers of the play. Pulitzer Prize-winner David Mamet celebrates the  Read more...

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