Writing in Restaurants

ISBN-10: 0140089810
ISBN-13: 9780140089813
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/1/1987
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 176
Size: 4.75" wide x 7.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.528
Language: English

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 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.

Preface
Acknowledgments
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
Exuvial Magic
Exuvial Magic: An Essay Concerning Fashion
True Stories of Bitches
Notes for a Catalogue 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
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

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