Mamet Plays: 5

Mamet Plays: 5

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A collection of outstanding plays from one of America's greatest playwrights Boston Marriage David Mamet conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing-room. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming ladies of fashion who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. qDevastatingly funny . . . exceptionally cleverq New York Times qBrilliant . . . One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in yearsq New York Post Faustus A modern retelling of the classic tale of pride, folly and the ultimate wager. Faustus has it all - fame, success, a loving family. But a careless pact with a beguiling magician threatens everything. In language, scope and theatrical sensibility, Faustus represents a big departure for Mamet, melding resplendent language and metaphysics in an eerie and moving retelling of the tragedy of Doctor Faustus. Romance Wildly humorous and often gob-smackingly outrageous, Romance is an uproarious courtroom farce, which lampoons the American judicial system and exposes the hypocrisy surrounding personal prejudices and political correctness. qAn exhilarating spectaclea€n? New Yorker qIt made me weep with delight. . . . Romance is funny. Extremely funny.a€n? Wall Street JournalDavid. Mamet. Plays: 5. Boston Marriage, Faustus, Romance a#39;The finest American playwright of his generationa#39; Sunday Times Boston ... The Water Engine; Lakeboat; The Disappearance of the Jews; Speedthe-Plow; Faustus; Race, November, The Anarchist and China Doll. ... He is also author of childrena#39;s books, four books of essays, two novels, a book on acting, True and False; other nonfiction booksanbsp;...

Title:Mamet Plays: 5
Author: David Mamet
Publisher:Bloomsbury Publishing - 2015-02-26

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