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Three Uses of the Knife free pdf The purpose of theater, like magic, like religion ... is to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? David Mamet 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, Brecht, 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.

About David Mamet

David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the acclaimed plays "The Cryptogram," "Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, "and "Sexual Perversity in Chicago." He has also written screenplays for such films as "House of Games" and the Oscar-nominated "The Verdict," as well as "The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, "and "Wag the Dog." His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award.

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Author : David Mamet
Publisher : Random House USA Inc
Data Published : 01 July 2000
ISBN : 037570423X
EAN : 9780375704239
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 96 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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