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Mamet Bibliography 1996-1997

Janice and David Sauer's Bibliography of Mamet's writings, reviews of his works, and scholarly research.

David Mamet Bibliography,
Summer 1996-Summer 1997

Compiled by David K. and Janice A. Sauer

Books and Articles by David Mamet

"Nice Butt, Shame About the Script." The Guardian. 22 Nov. 1996": M6.

"Restoration Drama: Playwright David Mamet Updates His House Near Boston." Architectural Digest Feb. 1997. 116-25; 192.

"Soul Murder." Granta 55 (Aug. 96): 73-76.

"We Take The Brash View: Chicago Is A Town That Loves Irony And Knows Full Well That Politics Is A Sham." Time 2 Sep. 1996: 42.

Reviews of Plays by David Mamet

Premiere: Old Neighborhood

Bickelhaupt, Susan and Maureen Dezell. "Mr. Mamet's 'Neighborhood.'" The Boston Globe 16 Apr. 1997: F2.

Byrne, Terry. "Mamet's 'Neighborhood' Is Blighted But For 'Jolly.'" The Boston Herald 18 Apr. 1997: S12.

Christiansen, Richard. "Mamet Returns To His Old Stomping Ground." Chicago Tribune 30 Apr. 1997: CN 1.

Cummings, Scott T. "Bobby's Back: Three Plays By David Mamet At A.R.T." Village Voice 6 May 1997: 103.

Fanger, Iris. "Mamet Goes Home Again in 'Neighborhood.'" The Boston Herald 27 Apr. 1997: 50.

Fanger, Iris. "Mamet's 'Old Neighborhood' Rouses Yearnings of a Trip Home. Christian Science Monitor 28 Apr. 1997: 15.

Gale, William K. "Mamet's Characters Take A Tough Look Into Their Pasts." The Proidence Journal-Bulletin 19 April 1997: C1.

Gorfinkle, Constance. "Husband And Wife Tony Shalhoub And Brooke Adams Share Bill In New Mamet Play At A.R.T." [Quincy , MA] Patriot-Ledger 5 April 1997: 35.

Lehman, Jon L. "New Mamet Play Looks At Midlife." [Quincy , MA] Patriot-Ledger 19 April 1997: 35.

Parks, Steve. "2 Out Of 3 Ain't Bad; Missing Mamet, One-Acters Still Strong." Newsday 28 Mar. 1997: B14.

Seigel, Ed. "The Talk Is Rich in Mamet's 'Old Neighborhood.'" The Boston Globe 18 Apr. 1997: F1.

New York Revival: Edmond

Brantley, Ben. "Mamet's 'Edmond' a Man on Empty." New York Times 2 Oct. 1996: 13.

Christiansen, Richard. "'Edmond' Revival True To Mamet's Dark Odyssey." Chicago Tribune 26 May 1996: C 9.

Kissel, Howard. "'Edmond' Loses Its Edge: Mamet's Morality Tale Shows Shortcomings in Revival." New York Daily News 10 Oct. 1996: 56.

Pacheco, Patrick. "Play By Play/ A Mamet Veteran Comes Back as Edmond." Newsday 26 Sep. 1996: B 7

Waxman, Howard. "Edmond." Variety 7 Oct. 1996: 98.

Regional Theatre: Cryptogram

Bommer, Lawrence. "Mamet's 'The Cryptogram' Looks at Lost Innocence." Chicago Tribune 31 May 1997: CN 24.

Christiansen, Richard. "Mamet's 'Cryptogram' Devastating In Its Power." Chicago Tribune 3 June 1996: C 1.

Jaques, Damien. "'Cryptogram' Requires Decoding; Actors, Production Fit Enigmatic Play By Chamber Theater." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 7 Apr. 1997: 6.

Johnson, Malcolm. "Playwright Mamet's Power Missing from Yale Production of 'Cryptogram.'" The Hartford Courant 21 Nov. 1996: 19.

Levine, Michael L. "Review: The Cryptogram." Alley Theatre, Houston. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 2-3.

Rizzo, Frank. "A Spin With Spinella; Tony Award-Winning Actor Stars in Mamet's 'Cryptogram' At Yale Rep." The Hartford Courant 20 Nov. 1996: E1.

Rose, Lloyd. "'Cryptogram': Child's Play; David Mamet's Growing Pains. The Washington Post 17 Dec. 1996: C 1.

Skloot, Robert. "Review: The Cryptogram." Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 8-9.

Tennyson, Patricia. "Finding the Child: An 11-Year-Old Shines in Mamet's 'The Cryptogram.'" The Chicago Tirbune 30 Jne. 1996: C 6.

Weiss, Hedy. "He's Not Acting His Age; Mamet's Play Shows Off Talent of Local 11 Yr.-Old." The Chicago Sun-Times 12 June 1996: 47.

Winn, Steven. "Mamet's Captivating Family 'Cryptogram.'" The San Francisco Chronicle 16 Jan. 1997: E1.

Regional Theatre: Oleanna

Alvarado, Sonya Y. "Review: Oleanna." Detroit Repertory Theatre. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 6.

Byrne, Terry. "Classic Mamet's Crops Up in Lyric's 'Speed-the-Plow.'" The Boston Herald Nov. 1996: 50.

Freligh, Rebecca. "Sex, Politics on Stage; Mamet's 'Oleanna' Draws Audience Into the Debate About Sexual Harassment." Cleveland Plain Dealer 2 Mar. 1997: 1G.

Keating, Douglas J. "Sexual Politics and Power Explored in Mamet's 'Oleanna.'" Philadelphia Inquirer 21 Mar. 1997: WKD 32.

Price, Steven. "Review: Oleanna." Theatr Gwynedd, Bangor. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 6-7.

Trussel, Robert. "Words Will Hurt You; David Mamet's Wicked Dialogue for 'Oleanna' Reveals How, in Human Discourse, Everyone Can Be a Villain." The Kansas City Star 19 Jan. 1997: J1.

Regional Theatre: Miscellaneous Plays

Byrne, Terry. "Classic MametCrops Up In Lyric's 'Sped-the-Plow.'" The Boston Herald 6 Nov. 1996: 050.

Hadly, Scott and T. H. McCulloh. "A 'Plow' That Cuts like a Sword: The Ensemble Theatre in Orange Has Produced an Excellent, sharply Directed Staging of the Mamet Work." Los Angeles Times 8 Oct. 1996: 2.

Jaques, Damien. "'Speed-the-Plow' Finds Proper Rhythm: Fledling Company Nails Mamet's Satirical Look At Hollywood Deal-Making." Milwaukee Journal Sentinel 10 May 1996: 6.

Vorlicky, Robert. "Review: Dangerous Corner." Dir. David Mamet. Atlantic Theater Company, New York." The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 1, 5.

Wertheim, Albert. "Review: Glengarry Glen Ross." The Phoenix Theatre, Indianapolis. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 7-8.

Woodruff, Greg. "Review: No One Will Be Immune: Five Pieces for the Theatre." Ensemble Studio Theatre, New York City. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996) : 3-4.

Reviews of The Film of American Buffalo

Blowen, Michael. "Beating the Big Guys To 'Buffalo'; Rhode Island Filmmaker Outflaks Hollywood To Make Mamet Movie." The Boston Globe 13 Sep. 1996: D1.

Butler, Robert W. "Even Though It's More Play, 'American Buffalo Ranks High As A Movie; David Mamet's Voice, Characters, Captured With Sensitivity." Kansas City Star 13 Sep. 1996: 4.

Carr, Jay. "Mame't Wild, Wooly "American Buffalo.'" The Boston Globe 13 Sep. 1996: D7.

Ebert, Roger. "Mamet Makes Magic WithTalk In His 'Buffalo.'" The Detrot News 13 Sep. 1996: D3.

Holden, Stephen. "American Buffalo." New York Times 13 Sep. 1996: B1.

Hunter, Steven. "Listless 'American Buffalo': Even With Dustin Horffman And Dennis Franz, The Filmic Version Of David Mamet's Play Is A Wooden Nickel." The Baltimore Sun 27 Sep. 1996: 1D.

Jacobson, Aileen. "Mamet Well-Done And Subversive." Newsday 13 Sep. 1996: BO3.

Kane, Leslie. "Review:American Buffalo." Boston Film Festival. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996): 9-11.

Kaffmann, Stanley. "American Buffalo. The New Republic 16 Sep. 1996: 28.

Kehr, Dave. "Give Us a Home Where the 'Buffalo' Roans: American Stage Classic Dustin-ed Off For Screen With A Head's-Up Cast, But Newly Minted Caper No Mamet." [New York] Daily News 13 Sep. 1996: 42.

Kimmel, Daniel M. "American Buffalo." Variety 2 Sep. 1996: 68.

Lane, Anthony. "American Buffalo." New Yorker 16 Sep. 1996: 100.

Millar, Jeff. "Mamet's 'Buffalo' Can't Shake Its Roots." " The Houston Chronicle 13 Sep. 1996: WKEND1.

Mondello, Bob. "'American Buffalo' Moves from Stage to Screen." All Things Considered. National Public Radio. 14 Sep. 1996. Transcript #2336-4.

Rinaldi, Ray Mark. "Mamet, Hoffman, Franz And Man's Soul." St. Louis Post Dispatch 13 Sep. 1996: 3E.

Sheehan, Henry. "'Buffalo' Two Sides of the Coin: The Filmic Adaptataon of David Mamet's Play Proves Too Faithful to Its Theatrical Roots." Orange County Register13 Sep.1996: F12.

Turan, Kenneth. "Mamet's 'Buffalo' Lumbers to Big Screen." Los Angeles Times 13 Sep. 1996: 4.

Verniere, James. "Mamet's 'Buffalo" Enters The Criminal Mind And Finds An American Dream On The Edge Of Extinction." " The Boston Herald 13 Sep. 1996: S03.

Vognar, Chris. "'Buffalo' Soldiers: David Mamet Revisits a Work That Forged Dramatic Trails." The Dallas Morning News 14 Sep. 1996: C51.

Scholarly Articles and Books

Bechtel, Roger. "P. C. Ppower Play: Language and Representation in David Mamet's Oleanna." Theatre Studies 41 (1996): 29-48.

Kane, Leslie. "President's Message." The David Maet Review 3 (1996): 10-11.

McDonough, Carla J. "David Mamet: The Search for Masculine Space." Staging Masculinity in Contemporary American Drama. Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 1997. 71-102.

Mosher, Gregory. "How to Talk Buffalo." American Theatre Sep. 1996: 80.

Quinn, M. L. "Anti-theatricality and American Ideology: Mamet's Performative Realism." In Realism and the American Dramatic Tradition. Ed. W. W. Demastes. 235-54.

Rabillard, Sheila. "The Seductions of Theatricality: Mamet, Tremblay and Political Drama." Autralasian-Drama-Studies 29 (Oct. 1996): 33-42.

Roudane, Matthew C. "Theatrician of the Ethical? The Plays of David Mamet." American Drama Since 1960: A Critical History. Twayne's Critical History of American Drama. New York: Twayne, 1996.

Ryan, Steven. "Oleanna: David Mamet's Power Play." Modern Drama 39 (F 1996) : 392-403.

Sauer, David K. and Janice A. "David Mamet Bibliography, Summer 1995-Summer 1996. The David Mamet Review 3 (1996): 14-15.


Brustein, Robert. "Randy Newman's Faust." The New Republic 18 Nov. 1996: 28.

Carter, Bill. "TV Notes: Playwrights In A Millenial Mood; Plays On 2000 and All That." New York Times 16 Apr. 1997: B6.

Fleming, Michael. "Mamet Movie Will Tell Story of the Fatty Arbuckle Scandal." Chicago Sun Times 18 May. 1997: 21.

Houlihan-Skilton, Mary. "David Mamet Puts His Poetry In Motion." Chicago Sun Times 16 Aug. 1996: 40.

Kane, Leslie. "New and Forthcoming." The David Mamet Review 3 (1996): 12-13.

Lazare, Lewis. "Randy Newman's Faust." Variety 21 Oct. 1996: 199.

Levin, Jordan. "Dealer's Choice: When David Mamet Goes Looking for Supporting Players for his Films, He OftenTurns to His Old Poker Buddies from Vermont." Los Angeles Times 2 Mar. 1997: WKD: 32.

Poole, Steven. "Make-Believe Town: Essays and Remebrances." [Review]. Times Literary Supplement 6 Dec. 1996: 19.

Siegel, Ed. "Shepard, Mamet Out of Ideas?" The Boston Globe 20 Sep. 1996: D1.

Smith, Dinitia. "[David Rasche] Figuring Out How to Feel Like a Man With Mamet." New York Times 15 Oct. 1996: C11.

Smith, Sid. "Author's Words Carry 'It's Mamet, Dammit.' [Theatre review] Chicago Tribune 20 Feb. 1997: NED 2.