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The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

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Christopher Bigsby, Johan Callens, Matthew Roudané, Alain Piette, Benedict Nightingale, Heather Braun, Brenda Murphy, Don B. Wilmeth, Steven Price, Philip French, David Sauer, Janice A. Sauer
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  • Date Published: August 2004
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521894685

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  • Offering both student and theatergoer a guide to one of the most celebrated living American dramatists, this volume covers the complete range of Mamet's writing, as well as his films, such as The Verdict and Wag the Dog. Additional chapters also explore Mamet and acting, Mamet as director, his fiction, and a survey of Mamet criticism. The Companion will prepare the reader for future work by this important and influential writer.

    • An accessible introduction to the work of David Mamet
    • Christopher Bigsby is a major scholar of contemporary American drama and is also editor of The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller
    • Specially written essays by both practitioners in the field and theatre historians offer a fresh perspective on Mamet
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    "...cogently written...Recommended." J. Fisher, Wabash College, CHOICE

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    • Date Published: August 2004
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521894685
    • length: 268 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    1. David Mamet Christopher Bigsby
    2. The 1970s Johan Callens
    3. David Mamet's American Buffalo Matthew Roudané
    4. The 1980s Alain Piette
    5. Glengarry Glen Ross Benedict Nightingale
    6. The 1990s Heather Braun
    7. Oleanna: tragic power play Brenda Murphy
    8. Mamet and the actor Don B. Wilmeth
    9. On directing Mamet Steven Price
    10. David Mamet and film Philip French
    11. David Mamet's fiction Christopher Bigsby
    12. Misreading Mamet: scholarship and reviews David Sauer and Janice A. Sauer
    Index.

  • Editor

    Christopher Bigsby, University of East Anglia
    Christopher Bigsby is Professor of American Studies at the University of East Anglia and has published more than twenty-five books covering American theatre, popular culture and British drama, including Modern American Drama, 1945–1990 (Cambridge University Press, 2000), and Contemporary American Playwrights (Cambridge University Press, 2000). He is editor of The Cambridge Companion to Arthur Miller and coeditor, with Don Wilmeth, of The Cambridge History of American Theatre. He is also an award-winning novelist and regular radio and television broadcaster.

    Contributors

    Christopher Bigsby, Johan Callens, Matthew Roudané, Alain Piette, Benedict Nightingale, Heather Braun, Brenda Murphy, Don B. Wilmeth, Steven Price, Philip French, David Sauer, Janice A. Sauer

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