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The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet (Cambridge Companions to Literature)

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Christopher Bigsby
Cambridge University Press, 1/5/2010
EAN 9780521894685, ISBN10: 0521894689

Paperback, 268 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.7 cm
Language: English

This collection of specially written essays offers both student and theatregoer a guide to one of the most celebrated American dramatists working today. Readers will find the general and accessible descriptions and analyses provide the perfect introduction to Mamet's work. The volume covers the full range of Mamet's writing, including now classic plays such as American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross, and his more recent work, Boston Marriage, among others, as well as his films, such as The Verdict and Wag the Dog. Additional chapters also explore Mamet and acting, Mamet as director, his fiction, and a survey of Mamet criticism. The Companion to David Mamet is an introduction which will prepare the reader for future work by this important and influential writer.

List of contributors
Preface
1. David Mamet Christopher Bigsby
2. The 1970s Johan Callens
3. David Mamet's American Buffalo Matthew Roudané
4. The 1980s Alain Piette
5. Glengarry Glen Ross Benedict Nightingale
6. The 1990s Heather Braun
7. Oleanna
tragic power play Brenda Murphy
8. Mamet and the actor Don B. Wilmeth
9. On directing Mamet Steven Price
10. David Mamet and film Philip French
11. David Mamet's fiction Christopher Bigsby
12. Misreading Mamet
scholarship and reviews David Sauer and Janice A. Sauer
Index.