Highlights in Anglo American Drama

Author: Radmila Nastić
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443888455
Release Date: 2016-02-08
Genre: Performing Arts

This volume represents perspectives on a number of aspects of modern Anglo-American drama and dramatists written by scholars from ex-Yugoslav republics, resulting from long years of common interest and cooperation in the field between the corresponding English Departments in the region. The volume was inspired by the Word across Cultures conference, organised by the Institute of Foreign Languages of the University of Montenegro in Podgorica, Montenegro, in July 2014. The researchers who participated in the conference’s literature section were testament to the growing interest in drama among regional literature scholars. The book will appeal to both an academic and non-academic readership. The former will, certainly, benefit from this book since English and, especially, American drama is not appropriately represented by the number of published books it deserves world-wide. The volume provides a South-East European perspective on Anglo-American drama, and represents a valuable addition to existing drama scholarship, since all the contributors are from the ex-Yugoslav republics and write from a standpoint of multiple othernesses. It will also be of interest to theatre and film scholars, as well as theatre and film enthusiasts, because of the variety of approaches adopted in the papers.

Consciousness Theatre Literature and the Arts 2009

Author: Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443817950
Release Date: 2009-12-14
Genre: Performing Arts

The essays collected in this volume were initially presented at the Third International Conference on Consciousness, Theatre, Literature and the Arts, held at the University of Lincoln, May 16-18, 2009. The conference was organised on the basis of the success of its predecessors in 2005 and 2007, and on the basis of the success of the Rodopi book series Consciousness, Literature and the Arts, which has to date seen twenty-one volumes in print, with another twelve in press or in the process of being written. The 2009 conference and the book series highlight the continuing growth of interest within the interdisciplinary field of consciousness studies, and in the distinct disciplines of theatre studies, literary studies, film studies, fine arts and music in the relationship between the object of these disciplines and human consciousness. Fifty-six delegates from twenty-one countries across the world attended the May 2009 conference in Lincoln; their range of disciplines and approaches is reflected well in this book.

The Plays Screenplays and Films of David Mamet

Author: Steven Price
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 9781137146311
Release Date: 2008-09-09
Genre: Performing Arts

David Mamet is arguably the most important living American playwright. This Guide provides an up-to-date study of the key criticism on the full range of Mamet's work. It engages with his work in film as well as in the theatre, offering a synoptic overview of, and critical commentary on, the scholarly criticism of each play, screenplay or film.

The Cambridge Companion to David Mamet

Author: Christopher Bigsby
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781139826839
Release Date: 2004-07-01
Genre: Drama

This collection of specially written essays offers both student and theatregoer a guide to one of the most celebrated American dramatists working today. Readers will find the general and accessible descriptions and analyses provide the perfect introduction to Mamet's work. The volume covers the full range of Mamet's writing, including now classic plays such as American Buffalo and Glengarry Glen Ross, and his more recent work, Boston Marriage, among others, as well as his films, such as The Verdict and Wag the Dog. Additional chapters also explore Mamet and acting, Mamet as director, his fiction, and a survey of Mamet criticism. The Companion to David Mamet is an introduction which will prepare the reader for future work by this important and influential writer.

David Mamet in Conversation

Author: Leslie Kane
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472067648
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Literary Criticism

A master at dramatic dialogue, captured in real-life conversation about his work

Contemporary Theatre Film and Television

Author: Thomas Riggs
Publisher: Gale
ISBN: 0787690333
Release Date: 2005-02-04
Genre: Performing Arts

This popular series brings you extensive biographical and career information on more than 11,000 professionals currently working in the entertainment industry, including performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, writers, composers, producers, executives, designers, critics and more. Recent biographees include: Drew Carey and Kathy Kinney Ellen DeGeneres and Anne Hecht Kevin Sorbo and Lucy Lawless Damon Wayans and Keenan Ivory Wayans Dennis Miller and Sandra Bernhard Deidre Hall and Joan Lunden And many, many others Contemporary Theatre, Film & Television includes birth dates, parental and marriage information, education data (including professional training), political and religious affiliations and military service -- plus, details on writings, recordings, awards and nominations and memberships.

Plays

Author: David Mamet
Publisher:
ISBN: 0413645908
Release Date: 1994
Genre:


Contemporary Authors

Author:
Publisher:
ISBN: 0787620092
Release Date: 1999
Genre: United States

A bio-bibliographical guide to current writers in fiction, general nonfiction, poetry, journalism, drama, motion pictures, television, and other fields.

Plays 4

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: 0413771326
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Drama

Three plays by well-known American playwright, David Mamet. His play "American Buffalo" won an Obie Award and opened on Broadway in 1977 and at the National Theatre in 1978. His greatest hits, "Glengarry Glen Ross" and "Oleanna" followed in 1983 and 1993 respectively.

Dr Faustus

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: IND:30000107495123
Release Date: 2005
Genre:

A modern retelling of the classic tale of pride, folly and the ultimate wager 'I covet fame … Yes, I would have fame. For my works, and fame surpassing them, till Faustus's renown shines free of accomplishment.' Faustus has it all - fame, success, a loving family. But a careless wager with a beguiling magician threatens everything. In Mamet's retelling of the Faustus story a famed philosopher in the prime of life claims to have reduced the secret of life to a mathematical equation. With the arrival of a mysterious magician, he agrees to wager the life of his family on the accuracy and authenticity of his discovery. This timeless retelling of a classic legend explores one man's discovery of life's most important and fragile treasures. In language, scope and theatrical sensibility, Faustusrepresents a big departure for Mamet, melding resplendent language and metaphysics in an eerie and moving retelling of the tragedy of Doctor Faustus. 'The finest American playwright of his generation' Sunday Times

Contemporary Theatre Film and Television

Author: Joshua Kondek
Publisher: Gale Cengage
ISBN: 0810302411
Release Date: 1985-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

This series brings you extensive biographical and career information on more than 11.000 professionals currently working in the entertainment industry, including performers, choreographers, directors, technicians, writers, composers, producers, executives

Plays

Author: David Mamet
Publisher: Methuen Publishing
ISBN: UVA:X006041793
Release Date: 1996
Genre: American drama

"The finest American playwright of his generation" (Sunday Times) Reunion shows the meeting between a father and daughter after nearly twenty years of separation: "It would be hard to over-praise the way Mr Mamet suggests behind the probing, joshing family chat, an extraordinary sense of pain and loss…although the play has a strong social comment about the destructively cyclical effect of divorce, it is neither sour nor defeatist" (Guardian); In Dark Play, a father tells his five-year-old daughter a story about an Indian boy and his pony "a subtle, lyrical, dreamlike vignette" (Star Tribune); in The Woods, a young man and woman spend the night in a cabin together "a beautifully conceived love story" (Chicago Daily News); Lakeboat portrays eight crew members of a merchant ship exchanging wild fantasies about sex, gambling and violence "Richly overheard talk…loopy, funny construction." (Village Voice); Edmond is an odyssey through the disturbing, suspended dark void of a contemporary New York "it is also a technically adventurous piece pared brilliantly to the bone, highly theatrical in its scenic elisions." (Financial Times)