Mamet Plays: "Duck Variations", "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", "Squirrels", "American Buffalo", "The Water Engine", "Mr.Happiness" v.1

Mamet Plays: "Duck Variations", "Sexual Perversity in Chicago", "Squirrels", "American Buffalo", "The Water Engine", "Mr.Happiness" v.1

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Duck Variations: "A brilliant little play...about two old men sitting on a park bench discussing ducks" (Guardian); Sexual Perversity in Chicago, bar-room banter and sexual exploits in Mamet's home town "sweet sad understanding and utterly believable" (Chicago Daily News); Squirrels is a sequence of philosophising between a younger writer, an older writer and a cleaning lady which "memorably captures the agony of the creative process" (Daily Telegraph); American Buffalo, one of Mamet's most famous plays, is set in a junk shop where Three small-time crooks plot to carry out the midnight robbery of a coin collection - in the hours leading up to the heist, friendship becomes the victim in a conflict between loyalty and business. The Water Engine is "a propulsive, kaleidoscopic nightmare" and Mr Happiness is a short ironic monologue by a Radio DJ commenting on the letters from his listeners.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 21mm | 286g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0413645908
  • 9780413645906
  • 155,095

Table of contents

Duck Variations; Sexual Perversity in Chicago; Squirrels; American Buffalo; The Water Engine; etc
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About David Mamet

David Mamet is a world-leading author, playwright and screenwriter, whose many awards include the Pulitzer Prize, Joseph Jefferson Award, Obie Award, New York Drama Critics Circle Award and Tony Award. Many of his plays are considered modern classics and include Glengarry Glen Ross, Oleanna, Edmond, The Cryptogram and Speed the Plow.
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62 ratings
3.82 out of 5 stars
5 19% (12)
4 50% (31)
3 24% (15)
2 6% (4)
1 0% (0)
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