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by David Mamet

Life in the Theatre download ebook
ISBN:
0802150675
ISBN13:
978-0802150677
Author:
David Mamet
Publisher:
Grove Press; First Thus edition (January 14, 1994)
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Pages:
120 pages
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1713 kb
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1796 kb
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Dramas & Plays
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Rating:
4.2

A Life in the Theatre Paperback – March 7, 2011. I've been reading and viewing David Mamet plays and movies for 25 years, but I had not seen this until recently on Broadway with Patrick Stewart and TR Knight.

A Life in the Theatre Paperback – March 7, 2011. by. David Mamet (Author). A Life in the Theatre is a delightful and whimsical inside-the-theatre homage to actors' pomposities and insecurities. Having seen the recent staging, I can understand how examining the script and stage instructions alone could be a challenge to the imagination. Without the execution of the sight gags and the dagger-like quips between the actors the dialogue could indeed be a bit dry.

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of. .Purchasing through our affiliates helps support JBC. Nonfiction. David Mamet: A Life in Theater.

Jewish Book Council, founded in 1944, is the longest-running organization devoted exclusively to the support and celebration of Jewish literature.

A Life in the Theatre book. David Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of such seminal plays of our time as Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Oleanna, and Speed-the-Plow. His A Life in the Theatre takes us into the lives of two actors: one young and rising into the first full flush of his success; the other older, anxious and beginning to wane.

Drawing upon David Mamet's essays, interviews, and literary works, as well as the . A Life in the Theatre.

Nadel's biography skillfully juxtaposes Mamet's life in Chicago and Vermont with the machismo, marginality, and Jewish identity that inform Mamet's life and work  .

DAVID MAMET: A Life in Theater. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. The private life of prolific playwright, screenwriter, director, novelist and essayist Mamet remains private in a biography focused on his work. Outlining his themes in an introductory essay that could. David Mamet: a life in the theatre. Nadel (Tom Stoppard: A Life) has turned his analytical eye to Chicago-born playwright David Mamet. Mamet's plays American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross put him on the theatrical map, the latter.

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Arthur Holmberg in his 2014 book David Mamet and Male Friendship, has reconsidered the gender issue in many of Mamet's plays throughout his career by asserting a prominent and recurrent . Palgrave Macmillan US. pp. 26–27. ISBN 978-0-230-37872-8.

Arthur Holmberg in his 2014 book David Mamet and Male Friendship, has reconsidered the gender issue in many of Mamet's plays throughout his career by asserting a prominent and recurrent reversed sexual orientation of portrayed male gender preferences. Mamet and actress Lindsay Crouse married in 1977 and divorced in 1990.

David Mamet has been described as the greatest living American playwright of his generation and the quintessential American writer for his work as author, essayist, playwright and screenwriter. His works are known for their clever and terse dialogue and have earned him a Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen Ross and Oscar nominations for House of Games as well as The Spanish Prisoner, Wag the Dog, and The Verdict. This comprehensive biography represents a landmark study of one of the great writers and directors of our time.

Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His other plays include American Buffalo, A Life in the Theatre, Oleanna, The Cryptogram, and Race. His dialogue-abrasive, a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots-surprising, comic, topical-have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller.

David Mamet is the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of such seminal plays of our time as Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, Oleanna, and Speed-the-Plow. His A Life in the Theatre takes us into the lives of two actors: one young and rising into the first full flush of his success; the other older, anxious and beginning to wane. In a series of short, spare, and increasingly raw exchanges, we see the estrangement of youth from age and the wider, inevitable, endlessly cyclical rhythm of the world.
Reviews:
  • Ironfire
An aging actor's relationship with a new and younger actor. It's bitter sweet and the stage is all theirs for the entire production. I sat through a reading of this and was impressed by the variety of emotion and mood swings of the characters. The plays within the play added even more dimension and flexibility to the characters. I ordered the script in order to have the list of properties so that I could start collecting the necessary items. David Mamet is a brilliant writer.
  • Brakora
This play does not have a lot of plot or twists in the story but does have a lot of crazy back-and-forth quick dialog that is common with Mamet plays. If you step back from that and think about what this is trying to show you about human behavior, frailties, paranoia and overall desperation, this play hits it out of the park.
  • Zainian
I saw this play Off-Broadway in the 1970's and was mesmerized. This is Mamet in a very tender mood. It rings with authenticity and has one of the funniest onstage scenes ever written. It is a beautiful elegy to actors working at what they love.
  • Kazimi
An American classic- Mamet at his best. Character sketches that are vivid and true
  • Mr Freeman
A comedy of sadness. And that phenomenal back and forth which jumps off the page.
  • Fordrellador
Dialogue stultified and unoriginal. Even people from the "hood" would be appalled. I would not recommend it to anyone even elderly people from that neighborhood.
  • Gavirus
I've been reading and viewing David Mamet plays and movies for 25 years, but I had not seen this until recently on Broadway with Patrick Stewart and TR Knight. A Life in the Theatre is a delightful and whimsical inside-the-theatre wink-at-the-audience homage to actors' pomposities and insecurities.

Having seen the recent staging, I can understand how examining the script and stage instructions alone could be a challenge to the imagination. Without the execution of the sight gags and the dagger-like quips between the actors the dialogue could indeed be a bit dry. But, having seen the play performed, I was eager to read it to revisit the dialogue with Stewart's and Knight's performances fresh in my mind.

My favorite sight gag (spoiler alert): the scene opens with the actors onstage performing to the fictional audience, with the actual audience viewing the scene from the back of the staged theater. In the actual background (imaginary foreground) are plywood waves elevating up and down to stimulate a rolling ocean. In the actual foreground (imaginary background behind the plywood waves) are the actors in a single-masted lifeboat, rigged on a teeter-totter operated by the actors legs which poke out of the bottomless lifeboat hull. But the actors start their boat rocking out of sequence with the stagehands' operation of the waves, such that when the right side waves go up, the left side of the lifeboat teeters up, which the actual audience grasps will hide one actor below the waves and leave the other actor's legs exposed as sticking out of the bottom of the boat to the imagined audience. That's the joke -- and the scene goes on for several minutes of overacting and tortured dialogue, and all the while the actors never get the boat in synch with the waves. I'm cracking up now, but seeing it and reading/imagining it are two different experiences.
For a Mamet play, this one sure was a let-down. The play deals with the relationship between two actors - one older and one younger. Occasionally the dialogue between the two is mildly interesting, but more often than not it is tedious and boring. The scenes are short and virtually interchangable with no real depth of character. If you've read one exchange between the characters, you've basically read them all. Only a Mamet fanatic would truly enjoy this work.