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David Mamet

Autor(a) de Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play

205+ Works 10,166 Membros 169 Críticas 19 Favorited

About the Author

David Mamet, November 30, 1947 - David Mamet was born on November 30, 1947 in Flossmoor, Illinois. He attended Goddard College in Vermont and the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He began his career as an actor and a director, but soon turned to playwriting. He won acclaim in mostrar mais 1976 with three Off-Broadway plays, "The Duck Variations," "Sexual Perversity in Chicago" and "American Buffalo." His work became known for it's strong male characters and the description of the decline of morality in the world. In 1984, Mamet received the Pulitzer Prize in Literature for his play, "Glengarry Glen Ross." In 1981, before he received the Pulitzer, Mamet tried his hand at screenwriting. he started by adapting "The Postman Always Rings Twice," and then adapting his own "Glengarry Glen Ross" as well as writing "The Untouchables" and Wag the Dog." He also taught at Goddard College, Yale Drama School and New York University. Mamet won the Jefferson Award in 1974, the Obie Award in 1976 and 1983, the New York Drama Critics Circle Award in 1977 and 1984, the Outer Circle Award in 1978, the Society of West End Theater Award in 1983, The Pulitzer Prize in 1984, The Dramatists Guild Hall-Warriner Award in 1984, and American Academy Award in 1986 and a Tony Award in 1987. He is considered to be one of the greatest artists in his field. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por David Mamet

Glengarry Glen Ross: A Play (1984) 1,070 exemplares
Oleanna (1992) 788 exemplares
American Buffalo (1975) 511 exemplares
On Directing Film (1991) 455 exemplares
The Untouchables [1987 film] (1987) — Screenwriter — 351 exemplares
Writing in Restaurants (1986) 310 exemplares
Speed-the-Plow (1988) 296 exemplares
Chicago: A Novel (2018) 201 exemplares
The Old Religion (1997) 174 exemplares
The Village: A Novel (1994) 152 exemplares
A Life in the Theatre (1977) 151 exemplares
The Cryptogram (1995) 145 exemplares
Glengarry Glen Ross [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 144 exemplares
Boston Marriage (2001) 121 exemplares
House of Games [1987 film] (1987) 110 exemplares
The Edge [1997 film] (1997) — Screenwriter — 101 exemplares
House of Games (1987) 100 exemplares
Some Freaks (1989) 99 exemplares
South of the Northeast Kingdom (2002) 98 exemplares
Edmond (1982) 85 exemplares
The Verdict [1982 film] (1982) — Screenwriter — 80 exemplares
Romance (2005) 77 exemplares
Heist [2001 film] (2001) — Director/Screenwriter — 69 exemplares
Faustus (2004) 68 exemplares
Jafsie and John Henry: Essays (1999) 66 exemplares
The Old Neighborhood (1998) 65 exemplares
Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond (1987) 64 exemplares
November (2008) 61 exemplares
Passover (1995) 60 exemplares
Spartan (2004) — Director; Screenwriter — 57 exemplares
Theatre (2010) 57 exemplares
Race (2010) 54 exemplares
Bar Mitzvah (1998) 52 exemplares
The Postman Always Rings Twice [1981 film] (1981) — Screenwriter — 40 exemplares
The Spanish Prisoner [film] (1998) 38 exemplares
Reunion and Dark Pony (1979) 36 exemplares
Hoffa [1992 film] (1992) — Screenwriter — 34 exemplares
Plays 3 (1996) 33 exemplares
The Shield: The Complete Third Season (2008) — Director — 32 exemplares
Things Change (1989) 32 exemplares
The Shawl and Prairie du Chien (1985) 30 exemplares
The Woods: A Drama (1979) 29 exemplares
Redbelt (2008) 28 exemplares
Short Plays and Monologues (1650) 28 exemplares
The Unit: Season 3 (2014) 27 exemplares
Theatre (1937) 25 exemplares
Death Defying Acts (1996) 24 exemplares
The Voysey Inheritance (2005) 24 exemplares
The Chinaman (1999) 23 exemplares
Three War Stories (2013) 23 exemplares
The Water Engine (1978) 21 exemplares
The Anarchist (2013) 20 exemplares
The Winslow Boy [1999 film] (1999) 18 exemplares
Lakeboat (1980) 18 exemplares
The Unit: Season 4 (2014) 17 exemplares
Three children's plays (1986) 17 exemplares
Homicide: A Screenplay (1992) 15 exemplares
Henrietta (1786) 15 exemplares
The Duck and the Goat (1996) 14 exemplares
The Hero Pony: Poems (1990) 13 exemplares
Homicide [1991 film] (1991) — Director — 13 exemplares
China Doll (2015) 13 exemplares
David Mamet: Plays Four (2002) 13 exemplares
Orchards (1987) — Autor — 12 exemplares
Keep Your Pantheon (2009) 12 exemplares
The frog prince: A play (1983) 11 exemplares
The Handle and the Hold (2013) 11 exemplares
Oh, Hell!: Two One Act Plays (1991) 11 exemplares
The Penitent (2017) 11 exemplares
Edmond [2005 film] (2005) — Writer — 10 exemplares
The Owl: A Story for Children (1987) 10 exemplares
The Shawl (1985) 9 exemplares
We're No Angels: A Screenplay (1994) 9 exemplares
Warm and Cold (1988) 8 exemplares
Squirrels: A Play (1982) 7 exemplares
The Duck Variations (1988) 6 exemplares
Three Jewish plays (1987) 6 exemplares
Manifiesto (2011) 4 exemplares
The Verdict: A Screenplay (1981) 4 exemplares
Yes But So What 4 exemplares
Plays 5 (2015) 4 exemplares
Twelve Angry Men 3 exemplares
Una profesión de putas (1996) 2 exemplares
Oleanna [1994 film] (2003) — Director — 2 exemplares
Phil Spector 2 exemplares
Teatteri (2013) 2 exemplares
A Sermon 2 exemplares
Vermont 2 exemplares
Food 2 exemplares
Deer Dogs 2 exemplares
In the Mall 2 exemplares
Two Scenes 2 exemplares
Two Conversations 2 exemplares
Maple Sugaring 2 exemplares
Morris and Joe 2 exemplares
The Dog 2 exemplares
Film Crew 2 exemplares
Four A.M. 2 exemplares
Mr. Happiness 2 exemplares
The Power Outage 2 exemplares
Columbus Avenue 2 exemplares
Steve McQueen 2 exemplares
Doctor 2 exemplares
The Hat 2 exemplares
Businessmen 2 exemplares
Cold 2 exemplares
Epilogue 2 exemplares
Shoeshine 2 exemplares
In Old Vermont 2 exemplares
Cross Patch 2 exemplares
Dowsing 2 exemplares
The Luftmensch 1 exemplar
Almost Done 1 exemplar
Vrai et faux (2010) 1 exemplar
Hanglage Meerblick 1 exemplar
Monologue 1 exemplar
Two Enthusiasts 1 exemplar
Bradford 1 exemplar
Dark Pony 1 exemplar
Reunion 1 exemplar
Prairie du Chien 1 exemplar
A Wasted Weekend 1 exemplar
6 Action Movies [DVD] — Director — 1 exemplar
Secret Names 1 exemplar
Sunday Afternoon 1 exemplar
Joseph Dintenfass 1 exemplar
On Acting (1999) 1 exemplar
School (2010) 1 exemplar
Jolly 1 exemplar
L.A. Sketches 1 exemplar
David Mamet shorts (2010) 1 exemplar
Dodge 1 exemplar
A Perfect Mermaid 1 exemplar
Fish 1 exemplar
Strays (2004) 1 exemplar
The Joke Code 1 exemplar
TOPLU OYUNLARI 1 1 exemplar

Associated Works

The Cherry Orchard (1904) — Adapter, algumas edições; Introdução, algumas edições1,592 exemplares
Uncle Vanya (1897) — Adapter, algumas edições926 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 741 exemplares
Writers on Writing: Collected Essays from the New York Times (2001) — Contribuidor — 446 exemplares
A Practical Handbook for the Actor (1986) — Introdução — 441 exemplares
Ronin [1998 film] (1998) — Screenwriter — 246 exemplares
Bad Trips (1991) — Contribuidor — 233 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1999 (1999) — Contribuidor — 208 exemplares
Nine Plays of the Modern Theater (1981) — Contribuidor — 183 exemplares
Take Ten: New 10-Minute Plays (1997) — Contribuidor — 167 exemplares
Granta 55: Children (1996) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Granta 16: Science (1985) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
Moving Parts: Monologues from Contemporary Plays (1992) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
The Jewish Writer (1998) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
The Best of Off-Broadway: Eight Contemporary Obie-Winning Plays (1980) — Contribuidor — 39 exemplares
The Best American Political Writing 2008 (2008) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Vanya on 42nd Street [1994 film] (1995) — Original play — 30 exemplares
The Obie Winners: The Best of Off-Broadway (1980) — Contribuidor — 28 exemplares
That's a Wrap: How Movies Are Made (1991) — Prefácio — 26 exemplares
American Buffalo [1996 film] (1996) — Autor — 23 exemplares
Best American Plays: 8th Series, 1974-1982 (1983) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
We're No Angels [1989 film] (1989) — Screenwriter — 17 exemplares
Best American Plays: Ninth Series, 1983-1992 (1993) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
Playboy Magazine ~ April 1990 (Deborah Driggs) (1990) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Playboy Magazine | January 1989 | 35th Anniversary Issue (1989) — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares

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The four stars are mostly for the language, at which Mamet excels. The conversations throughout the book may not accurately represent how most spoke in the 20's but they were rich and enjoyable.
I like the story throughout and it came with a satisfying ending.
Did this on audio and the narrator was well matched to the material.
 
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jldarden | 11 outras críticas | Feb 5, 2024 |
The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion . . . is to inspire cleansing awe. What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet, one of our greatest living playwrights, tackles these questions with bracing directness and aphoristic authority. He believes that the tendency to dramatize is essential to human nature, that we create drama out of everything from today’s weather to next year’s elections. But the highest expression of this drive remains the theater.
With a cultural range that encompasses Shakespeare, Bretcht, and Ibsen, Death of a Salesman and Bad Day at Black Rock, Mamet shows us how to distinguish true drama from its false variants. He considers the impossibly difficult progression between one act and the next and the mysterious function of the soliloquy. The result, in Three Uses of the Knife, is an electrifying treatise on the playwright’s art that is also a strikingly original work of moral and aesthetic philosophy.
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wpcalibrary | 5 outras críticas | Jan 26, 2024 |
This is the first David Mamet novel that I've read. Chicago tells a 1920s story about gun-running, the Italian South-side Outfit, the Irish North-siders, a flower-shop girl, a black madame, a singer passing in the speaks, and two Chicago Tribune reporters still dealing with the Great War while happily avoiding the Volstead Act's intended consequences.

The main issue here is that we are more than 100 pages in until the actual plot of the novel begins to truly unfold. Neither the characters nor the dialogue are enough to really compel the reader forward to that point--unless one is just interested in the scene. As a person who loves history and Chicago the city, I had no major issues doing that, but I imagine others could be annoyed.

Also, this is neither a thriller nor a true mystery (the solution isn't strictly possible until the end, when the protagonist knows and the narration simply reveals it as a fait accompli). As such, it's hard to figure the genre of this novel and that may be disappointing some of the readers who came expecting X and ended up with Y.

But, if you like 1920s Chicago, David Mamet style conversations, and a wide cast of Chicago's demi-monde, then you will enjoy (though probably not overly so) this book.
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½
 
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JohnLocke84 | 11 outras críticas | Oct 12, 2023 |

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Terence Rattigan Author, Original play
Dean White Director
Jonathan Katz Screenwriter
Clark Johnson Director
Bill Norton Director
John Guare Author
Gregor Jordan Director
Martin Jarvis Director
Joe Mantegna Actor, Narrator
Jack Nicholson Cast, Actor
Juan Ruiz Anchía Cinematographer
Barry Reed Original novel
Marcel Otten Translator
John Getz Narrator
Josh Stamberg Narrator
Gordon Clapp Narrator
Zdravko Duša Translator
Julek Neumann Translator
Yōko Sakai Translator
Pierre Laville Translator
Kristina Åberg Translator
Bernd Samland Translator
Ali H. Neyzi Translator
Masolino D'Amico Translator
Ramon Villanova Translator
John Houseman Foreword

Estatísticas

Obras
205
Also by
33
Membros
10,166
Popularidade
#2,336
Avaliação
½ 3.6
Críticas
169
ISBN
435
Línguas
17
Marcado como favorito
19

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