On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
One of America's leading living playwrights has crafted three short essays beginning iwth the premise that it is 'our nature to dramatize'...It will be compelling to students of theater and serves as a good companion to Mamet's advice to actors, True and False. Library Journal
David Mamet is the author of the plays Oleanna; Glengarry Glen Ross, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize and a New York Drama Critics Circle Award; Speed the Plow; and Sexual Perversity in Chicago, among others. His films include, as screenwriter, The Postman Always Rings Twice, The Verdict, The Untouchables, The Edge, and Wag of the Dog, and as writer/director, House of Games, Homicide, Things Change, and The Spanish Prisoner. He is also the author of children's books and four books of essays, Writing in Restaurants, Some Freaks, The Cabin, and Make Believe Town; two novels, The Village and The Old Religion and a book on acting, True and False.
One the Wind-Chill Factor The Perfect Ball Game Anti-Stratfordianism The Problem Play Letters of Transit Two. Second Act Problems Violence Self-Censorship Three. Three Uses of the Knife The Eleven O'Clock Song The End of the Play