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David Mamet : a life in the theatre

Author: Ira Bruce Nadel
Publisher: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Author, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, David Mamet is often referred to as the quintessential American writer. His works are known for their clever and terse dialogue and have earned him a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar nominations. This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal in detail his ideas on writing--including the genesis for many of his plays--acting, and directing.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographie
Biographies
Named Person: David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet; David Mamet; David - Critique et interprétation Mamet; David Mamet
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ira Bruce Nadel
ISBN: 0312293445 9780312293444
OCLC Number: 141855666
Description: xviii, 278 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: City of fact --
South of the Northeast Kingdom --
Off-loop --
South side gypsy --
The American way --
Soldier of fortune --
A Jew in the nineties --
Book of games --
Arcade amusement.
Responsibility: Ira Nadel.
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Author, essayist, playwright, and screenwriter, David Mamet is often referred to as the quintessential American writer. His works are known for their clever and terse dialogue and have earned him a Pulitzer Prize and Oscar nominations. This comprehensive biography uses extensive theater and film archives to reveal in detail his ideas on writing--including the genesis for many of his plays--acting, and directing. Beginning with his Chicago origins, the work goes on to cover his relationship to Judaism, his reputation for machismo, as well as discussions of and excerpts from early plays and stories that have never before been referenced in print. Also included are interviews with key actors and directors such as William H. Macy, Mike Nussbaum, Robert Brustein, and Neil Pepe.--From publisher description.

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