Mamet Plays: "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Prairie Du Chien", "The Hawl", "Speed-the-plow" v.3

Mamet Plays: "Glengarry Glen Ross", "Prairie Du Chien", "The Hawl", "Speed-the-plow" v.3

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"The finest American playwright of his generation" (Sunday Times) Glen Garry Glen Ross (also made in to a film starring Jack Lemmon and Al Pacino) "his superb play about real estate salesmen in a cut-throat sales competition" (New Society); in Prairie du Chien a railway carriage speeding through the Wisconsin night is the setting for a violent story of obsessive jealousy, murder and suicide, told within shooting distance of a card-hustler and his victim. "A short poignant study in violence and the twin drives of love and money, told with hypnotic power thorugh a travelling raconteur" (City Limits); The Shawl shows a clairvoyant wondering whether to cheat a bereaved woman of her inheritance and "confirms Mamet's place as about the best living writer of vivid American dialogue" (Daily Telegraph). Set in the cut-throat world of Hollywood, Speed-the-Plow sees two old-time movie collaborators manipulate the aspirations of a young woman who will do anything to attain her dream of success "a brilliant black comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity." (Newsweek)
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Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 12mm | 164g
  • METHUEN DRAMA
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0413687503
  • 9780413687500
  • 170,176

Table of contents

Glengarry Glen Ross; Prairie du Chien; The Shawl; Speed-the-Plow
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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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