Book , Print in English

David Mamet : a life in the theatre

Ira Nadel.
  • New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
  • 1st ed.
  • xviii, 278 pages, [8] p. of plates : illustrations; 25 cm.
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Summary
  • "Breaking through David Mamet's notoriously private persona, Ira Nadel delivers a revealing and insightful biography of the celebrated playwright, director, and essayist. Nadel delves deep into Mamet's complicated family life, his life before the theater, and his early career. David Mamet: A Life in the Theatre provides an intimate look at the ways in which Mamet's relationship with Judaism, his connection to Chicago, and his views on masculinity shaped him, and in turn, his art. By using Mamet's plays and other writing as a guide, Nadel is able to find clarity in Mamet's extraordinary life."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • City of fact
  • South of the Northeast kingdom
  • Off-loop
  • South side gypsy
  • The American way
  • Soldier of fortune
  • A Jew in the nineties
  • Book of games
  • Arcade amusement.
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-271) and index.
ISBN
  • 0312293445
  • 9780312293444
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 2007024287
  • OCLC: 141855666
  • OCLC: 141855666

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