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- DescriptionIf theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, 'many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical'. As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre , the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow , calls for thing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory. For Mamet, actors are either good or they are n-actors, and good actors generally work best without the interference of a director, however well-intentioned. Issue plays, political correctness, method actors, impossible directions, Stanislavksy, and elitists all fall under Mamet's critical gaze. To students, teacher, and directors, who crave a blast of fresh air in a world that can be insular and fearful of change, Theatre throws down a gauntlet that challenges everyone to do better, including Mamet himself. From iconic and idiosyncratic director and playwright David Mamet, a mischievous manifesto designed to defrock the high priests and challenge the holy bibles of the theatre world.
- Author BiographyDavid Mamet is a director as well as the author of numerous acclaimed plays, books, and screenplays. His play Glengarry Glen Ross won a Pulitzer Prize, and his screenplay The Verdict was nominated for an Academy Award. He lives in Santa Monica, California.
- Author(s)David Mamet
- PublisherFaber & Faber
- Date of Publication15/04/2010
- SubjectOther Performing Arts
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintFaber & Faber
- Content NoteIllustrations
- Weight200 g
- Width134 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine13 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
- Edition StatementMain
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