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Crossings : David Mamet's work in different genres and media

Author: Johan Callens
Publisher: Newcastle upon Tyne : Cambridge Scholars Pub., 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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In a career spanning forty years the Chicago-born David Mamet ( 1947) not only left his imprint on American drama with stage classics like American Buffalo, Glengarry Glen Ross and Oleanna, he  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Johan Callens
ISBN: 9781443813556 1443813559
OCLC Number: 455815953
Description: xv, 241 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Part I. Transgression, passing and interactivity --
David Mamet, The American way : "Loud and nasty, that's the only way it sticks" / Ira Nadel --
"The grift has a gentle touch" ... or maybe not? / Ronald Geerts --
David Mamet : welcome to the family / Christopher Bigsby --
Televisuality in the films of David Mamet / Steven Price --
Intimacy, interactivity, and the auteur : David Mamet in the age of intermedia / Bruce Barton --
Part II. From micro shifts to macro economics --
The rhythms of David Mamet / Roger Bechtel --
Offstage and offscreen space in Mamet's theater/film "Translations" / Deborah Geis --
Mamet off-stage : dramatic patterns in The Old Religion / Günter Beck --
Mamet and naturalism : Lakeboat and The Old Neighborhood / Dennis Carroll --
Chekhov among friends : Mamet's Vanya, or adaptation of through a Russian looking glass / Christophe Collard --
Adapting Oleanna for the screen : film adaptation and the institutional apparatus of American independent cinema / Yannis Tzioumakis --
Part III. Tragic/comic turns, gender and politics --
The tragic turn in the film adaptation of Glengarry Glen Ross / Brenda Murphy --
In edgewise : parodic responses to David Mamet / James M. Cherry --
Frogs for snakes or framing American Buffalo / Johan Callens --
Coming of age : Mamet at sixty / Robert Vorlicky.
Responsibility: edited by Johan Callens.

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