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Writing in Restaurants

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Temporarily putting aside his role as playwright, director, and screen-writer, David Mamet digs deep and delivers thirty outrageously diverse vignettes. On subjects ranging from the vanishing American pool hall, family vacations, and the art of being a bitch, to the role of today's actor, his celebrated contemporaries and predecessors, and his undying commitment to the theater, David Mamet's concise style, lean dialogue, and gut-wrenching honesty give us a unique view of the world as he sees it.

About the Author

David Mamet 's Glengarry Glen Ross won the Pulitzer Prize for drama in 1984. He is also the author of Writing in Restaurants and On Directing Film, both available from Penguin.

Table of Contents

Writing in Restaurants Preface

Acknowledgments

I. Writing in Restaurants

Capture-the-Flag, Monotheism, and the Techniques of Arbitration

A National Dream-Life

Radio Drama

A Tradition of the Theater as Art

First Principles

Stanislavsky and the American Bicentennial

An Unhappy Family

Some Thoughts on Writing in Restaurants

II. Exuvial Magic

Exuvial Magic: An Essay Concerning Fashion

True Stories of Bitches

Notes for a Catalog for Raymond Saunders

Decadence

A Family Vacation

Semantic Chickens

Chicago

On Paul Ickovic's Photographs

A Playwright in Hollywood

Oscars

Pool Halls

Things I Have Learned Playing Poker on the Hill

III. Life in the Theater

Epitaph for Tennessee Williams

Regarding A Life in the Theater

Concerning The Water Engine

Decay: Some Thoughts for Actors, Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard, February 10, 1986

Notes on The Cherry Orchard

Acting

Realism

Against Amplification

Address to the American Theater Critics Convention at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 25, 1978

Observations of a Backstage Wife

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140089813
Author:
Mamet, David
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
New York, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Theater
Subject:
Drama
Subject:
Addresses, essays, lectures
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
DRAMA / General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19871031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
176
Dimensions:
7.74x5.08x.49 in. .32 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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