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The cryptogram

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1995.
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In this gripping short play, David Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. The Cryptogram is a journey back into childhood and the moment of its vanishing - the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of danger. On a night in 1959 a boy is waiting to go on a camping trip with his father. His mother wants him to go to sleep. A family friend is trying to  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mamet, David.
Cryptogram.
New York : Vintage Books, 1995
(OCoLC)604354909
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Mamet
ISBN: 0679746536 9780679746539
OCLC Number: 31738499
Notes: "A Vintage original"--T.p. verso.
Description: 101 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: David Mamet.
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In this gripping short play, David Mamet combines mercurial intelligence with genuinely Hitchcockian menace. The Cryptogram is a journey back into childhood and the moment of its vanishing - the moment when the sheltering world is suddenly revealed as a place full of danger. On a night in 1959 a boy is waiting to go on a camping trip with his father. His mother wants him to go to sleep. A family friend is trying to entertain them - or perhaps distract them. Because in the dark corners of this domestic scene, there are rustlings that none of the players want to hear. And out of things as innocuous as a shattered teapot and a ripped blanket, Mamet re-creates a child's terrifying discovery that the grownups are speaking in code, and that that code may never be breakable.

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