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The Spanish Prisoner and the Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays

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Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising, comic, topical--have evoked comparisons to masters from Alfred Hitchcock to Arthur Miller. Here are two screenplays demonstrating the astounding range of Mamet's talents.

        The Spanish Prisoner, a neo-noir thriller about a research-and-development cog hoodwinked out of his own brilliant discovery, demonstrates Mamet's incomparable use of character in a dizzying tale of twists and mistaken identity. The Winslow Boy, Mamet's revisitation of Terence Rattigan's  classic 1946 play, tells of a thirteen-year-old boy accused of stealing a five-shilling postal order and the tug of war for truth that ensues between his middle-class family and the Royal Navy. Crackling with wit, intelligent and surprising, The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy celebrate Mamet's unique genius and our eternal fascination with the extraordinary predicaments of the common man.

Synopsis:

David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is he author of the acclaimed plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written screenplays for films such as Homicide, House of Games, Wag the Dog, and the Oscar-nominated The Verdict. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.

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David Mamet lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375706646
Author:
Mamet, David
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film - Screenwriting
Subject:
Motion picture plays
Subject:
Film & Video - Screenwriting
Subject:
Legal drama, American
Subject:
Motion picture plays, American
Subject:
Film and Television-Screenwriting
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Original
Publication Date:
19990931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8.02x5.21x.65 in. .56 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is he author of the acclaimed plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written screenplays for films such as Homicide, House of Games, Wag the Dog, and the Oscar-nominated The Verdict. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.
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