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Bibliography 1999-2000

The annual bibliography of works by Mamet, reviews of his books, plays and films, and of scholarship written on his work.

David Mamet Bibliography, 1999-Summer 2000

Compiled by David K. and Janice A. Sauer, Bibliographers

 (For references to newspapers and magazines, the source was the lexis/nexis subscription service that gives full text, but no page number.)

Publication By David Mamet

Mamet, David. “The Deer Hunter.” In The Best American Sports Writing 1999. Ed. Richard Ford. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1999.

---. Director’s Cut: “The Burning House, and Other Tales from the Van.” New York Times 10 Sept. 2000: Arts 53.

---. “The Humble Genre Novel, Sometimes Full of Genius.” New York Times 17 Jan. 2000: E1.

---. “Love in a Sweater: Nothing is Nicer Than a Black Cashmere Turtleneck.” The Daily Telegraph 22 Feb. 2000: 19.

---. “One or Two Steps Behind.” Playboy Jan. 2000: 186-87+.

---. “Samson, or Homage to Shel.” Tikkun 14.5 Sept./Oct. 1999: 32.

---. “The Question.” Tikkun 14.6 Nov.-Dec. 1999: 31.

---. “The Screenplay: The State Fair.” In Francis Ford Coppola’s Zoetrope All Story. Eds. Adrienne Brodeur, Samantha Schnee, Francis Ford Coppola. San Diego: Harcourt, 2000.

---. Wilson, a Consideration of the Sources. London: Faber and Faber, 2000.

Interviews, Profiles

Egg The Arts Show : “Money, Greed, Power: Profiles David Mamet” PBS February 24, 2000 9:00 PM EST.

Gritten, David. “The Odd Couple.” Daily Telegraph 6 August 1999. [ http://www.telegraph.co.uk ]

Kalb, Jonathan. “Casting New Light on the Most Visible of Playwrights.” New York Times 7 Nov. 1999: B8.

Jenkins, Daniel. “England of His Dreams.” Daily Telegraph 28 August 1999. [ http://www.telegraph.co.uk ]

“The Art of the Theatre XI.” Interview with John Lahr. Paris Review 142 (Spring 1997): 50-76. Rpt. in Playwrights at Work: the Paris Review . Ed George Plimpton. New York: Modern Library, 2000.

Wallace, Jennifer. “Academia, Go F**k Yourself.” Times Higher Education Supplement 3 Mar. 2000: 19.

Reviews of American Buffalo London

[Donmar Warehouse 3-26 February 2000]

Billington, Michael. “Review: American Buffalo.” Guardian 4 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 126.

Brown, Georgina. “Review: American Buffalo.” Mail on Sunday 6 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 127.

Butler, Robert. “Malcontents With a Mission.” Independent on Sunday 6 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 127.

Coveney, Michael. “Review: American Buffalo.” Daily Mail 4 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 127.

de Jongh, Nicholas. “Review: American Buffalo.” Evening Standard 4 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 122.

Foss, Roger. “Review: American Buffalo.” What’s On 9 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 125.

Gore-Langton, Robert. “Review: American Buffalo.” Express 4 Feb. 2000: 47. Rpt. in Theatre 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 122.

Gross, John. “Review: American Buffalo.” Sunday Telegraph 6 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 125.

Hagerty, Bill. “Review: American Buffalo.” News of the World 13 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 125.

Kellaway, Kate. “Review: American Buffalo.” Observer 6 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 121.

Macaulay, Alastair. “Mamet’s Gem Set in a Junk Shop.” Financial Times 7 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 127-28.

Morley, Sheridan. “Power Play.” Spectator 12 Feb. 2000: 47. Rpt. in Theatre 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 122.

Nathan, David. “Review: American Buffalo.” Jewish Chronicle 11 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 125.

Nightingale, Benedict. “Brilliant, Plain and Simple.” The Times [London] 5 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 125-26.

Spencer, Charles. “The Arts: Genius With Greed.” Daily Telegraph 7 Feb. 2000: 19. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 127.

Stratton, Kate. “Review: American Buffalo.” Time Out 9 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 126.

Taylor, Paul. “Review: American Buffalo.” Independent 4 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 122.

Woddis, Carole. “Review: American Buffalo.” Herald 9 Feb. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20: 3 (29 January-11 February): 128.

Wolf, Matt. “A London Season with the Stamp ‘Made in the U.S.’” New York Times 5 Mar. 2000: B8.

---. “Abusive American Tales Storm Stages in London.” Variety 14 Feb. 2000: 49-50.

Reviews of American Buffalo New York

[Atlantic Theater Company 16 March 2000]

Brantley, Ben. “The Blue Language Pales But Not the Mamet Music.” New York Times 17 Mar. 2000: B4.

Brustein, Robert. “Plays Fat and Thin.” New Republic 17 Apr. 2000: 64.

Feingold, Michael. “Stepping Lightly .” Village Voice 28 Mar. 2000: 69.

Hill, Logan. “Help Yourself.” New York 20 Mar. 2000: 73.

Isherwood, Charles. “Bland ‘Buffalo ’ Roams Stage of the Atlantic .” Variety 20 Mar. 2000: 36.

Lahr, John. “The Theatre: The Vicious Campfire.” New Yorker 27 Mar. 2000: 121-22.

Macy, William H. and Simi Horwitz. “On Mamet, Acting, and Directing . ” Back Stage 10 Mar. 2000: 7+.

Rivera, Elaine. “Retreading the Boards.” Economist 20 May 2000: 101+.

Simon, John. “Switch-Hitters.” New York 27 Mar. 2000: 103.

Reviews of American Buffalo Chicago

[American Theater Company Nov. 1999]

Bommer, Lawrence. “A Mamet Play with a History.” Chicago Tribune 26 Nov. 1999. n.p. [Preview of Mike Nussbaum’s production].

Christiansen, Richard, “’American Buffalo’ Revived with Honor, Power .” Chicago Tribune 30 Nov. 1999.

  Reviews of Glengarry Glen Ross Princeton, N.J.

[McCarter Theater Feb, 2000]

Daniels, Robert L. “Review: Glengarry Glen Ross.” Variety 6 Mar. 2000: 50.

Hampton, Wilborn. “Loman’s Ghost Haunts Mamet’s Turf.” New York Times 23 Feb. 2000: B3.

Klein, Alvin. “Some Creepy Predators from Mamet.” New York Times 27 Feb. 2000: 14NJ, 12.

Reviews of Mr. Happiness and The Water Engine

[Atlantic Theater Company New York Nov. 2000]

Brantley, Ben. “At the 1934 World’s Fair, Speaking the Wrong Language.” New York Times 21 October 1999: E5.

Feingold, Michael. “History’s Mysteries .” Village Voice 2 Nov. 1999: 87-88.

Isherwood, Charles. “Review: The Water Engine/ Mr. Happiness.” Variety 1 Nov. 1999: 99.

Simon, John. “Lost in Translation .” New York 8 Nov. 1999: 67+.

Reviews of Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Duck Variations

  [Atlantic Theater New York 12 Jan. 2000]

Feingold, Michael. “The History Channelers.” Village Voice 1 Feb. 2000: 65.

Grode, Eric. “Reviews Theatre.” Backstage 21 Jan. 2000: 44.

Hofler, Robert. “Review: Sexual Perversity in Chicago and Duck Variations.” Variety 17 Jan. 2000: 140/ Daily Variety 13 January 2000: 38.

Simon, John. “Twin Piques.” New York 24 Jan. 2000: 65-66.

Weber, Bruce. “Innocence from Mamet? Perversity Has Changed.” New York Times 13 Jan. 2000: E1.

Reviews of Speed-the-Plow London

[New Ambassador’s Theatre 16 March-22 April]

Brown, Georgina. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Mail on Sunday 19 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 323.

Butler, Robert. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Independent on Sunday 19 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 326.

Coveney, Michael. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Daily Mail 17 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 326.

de Jongh, Nicholas. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Evening Standard 17 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 323.

Freedman, Cheryl. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” What’s On 22 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 326.

Gardner, Lyn. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Guardian 17 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 322.

Gross, John. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Sunday Telegraph 19 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 325.

Hagerty, Bill. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” News of the World 26 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 325.

Kellaway, Kate. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Observer 19 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 324-25.

Macaulay, Alastair. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Financial Times 20 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 324.

Morely, Sheridan. “Take Two Buddies.” Spectator 25 Mar. 2000: 48+. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 322.

Nathan, David. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Jewish Chronicle 24 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 323-24.

Nightingale, Benedict. “The Big Play: Speed-the-Plow.” The Times [London] 1 April 2000.

---. “Grim View of Studio Toil and Trouble.” The Times [London] 18 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 325.

Peter, John. “Sour Smell of Success.” The Sunday Times [London] 19 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 326-27.

Sierz, Aleks. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Tribune 31 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 327.

Spencer, Charles. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Daily Telegraph 17 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 325-26.

Stratton, Kate. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Time Out 22 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 328.

Taylor, Paul. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Independent 18 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 322.

Woddis, Carole. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Herald 22 Mar. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:6 (11-24 March): 322.

Wolf, Matt. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Variety 27 Mar. 2000: 32.

Reviews of Speed-the-Plow London Revival

[Duke of York’s Theatre, June 29, 2000]

Edwardes, Jane. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Time Out 5 July 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:13 (17-30 June): 841.

Foss, Roger. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” What’s On 5 July 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:13 (17-30 June): 841.

Hemming, Sarah. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Financial Times 3 July 2000.

Hewison, Robert. “Features.” The Sunday Times [London] 9 July. 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:13 (17-30 June): 841.

Kingston, Jeremy. “Behaving Badly in Material World of Hollywood.” The Times [London] 1 July 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:13 (17-30 June): 841-42

Lee, Veronica. “Review: Speed-the-Plow.” Daily Telegraph 6 July 2000. Rpt. in Theatre Record 20:13 (17-30 June): 842

Nightingale, Benedict. “Speed-the-Plow.” The Times [London] 15 July 2000.

Miscellaneous Theatre Reviews

Brantley, Ben. “The Blue Language Pales But Not the Mamet Music.” New York Times 21 Oct. 1999: B5.

Brucher, Richard. “Boston Marriage.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 1-2.

Gale, Bill. “Regional Roundup: Providence [ Cryptogram at Trinity Rep.]” Backstage 31 Dec. 1999: 9.

Mitkowicz, Tom. “New England Theatre in Review.” New England Theatre Journal 10 (1999): 137-38.

Penner, James L. “ The Cryptogram and The Old Neighborhood : Geffen Playhouse, Los Angeles.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 3-4.

Price, Stephen. “UK Productions in 1999.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 6.

Sauer, David. “ Sexual Perversity in Chicago : On Stage Company, Théatre de Neslé, Paris.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 5-6.

Siegel, Ed. “What Mamet’s ‘Cryptogram’ Isn’t Saying [Trinity Rep.].” Boston Globe 17 Dec. 1999: E 16.

Stevenson, Sarah Lansdale. “The Frog Prince: 79 th Street Theatre Lab, New York.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 4-5.

Taylor, Markland. “Legit Resident: ‘Boston Marriage.’” Variety 21-27 June 2000: 88.

Reviews of Wilson

Fleming, Juliet. “Footnotes on Mars.” TLS 18 Feb. 2000: 22.

Fortune, John. “Footnotes and Fancy Free.” Observer 27 Feb. 2000: Reviews 12.

Jackson, Kevin. “The Books of David [ Wilson and Jafsie and John Henry ].” The Sunday Times [London] 27 Feb. 2000.

Keen, William. “Questions and Answers.” Spectator 26 Feb. 2000: 37+.

Kennedy, Douglas. “What’s It All About, David?” The Times [London] 17 Feb. 2000.

Porlock, Harvey. “What the Critics Have Been Saying.” The Sunday Times [London] 5 Mar. 2000.

Miscellaneous Book Reviews

Brewer, Gaylord. “David Mamet: The Chinaman.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 13-14.

Cho, Christina. “Jafsie and John Henry: Essays.” New York Times 21 Oct. 1999: B5.

Diamond, Thea. “Jafsie and John Henry: Essays.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 12-13.

“Did This Little Piggie Get Into Harvard? [ Henrietta ]” The Chronicle of Higher Education 14 Jan. 2000: A 12.

Gibson, Jack. “ Jafsie and John Henry: Essays on Hollywood, Bad Boys and Six Hours of Perfect Poker.” TLS 17 Mar. 2000: 19.

Grecco, Stephen. “ Jafsie and John Henry. ” World Literature Today 74.2 (Spring 2000): 373+.

“ Henrietta .” National Law Journal 20 Dec. 1999: A 24.

Jays, David. “Books.” Plays International 14.9 (June 1999): 34-35.

Logan, William. “No Mercy [ The Chinaman ].” New Criterion 18.4 (Dec. 1999): 60+.

Martini, Adrienne. “The Confidence Game [ Jafsie and John Henry and Leslie Kane’s Weasels and Wisemen ].” American Theatre Nov. 1999: 66.

Merlin, Bella. “Mamet’s Heresy and Common Sense: What’s True and False in ‘True and False.’” New Theatre Quarterly 14.3 (Aug. 2000): 249+.

Mitchell, Richard W. “Review: Three Uses of the Knife .” Comparative Drama 34.1 (Spring 2000): 115-18.

Price, John A. “Book Reviews: True and False. ” Journal of Popular Culture 33.3 (Winter 1999): 147-48.

Reviews of The Winslow Boy

Blake, Richard A. “Boy Overboard.” America 4 June 1999: 14.

Macnab, Geoffrey. “ The Winslow Boy .” Sight and Sound Nov. 1999: 60.

McIntire-Strasburg, Jeff. “ The Winslow Boy .” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 7-8.

Monahan, Mark. “Boy Done Rather Well.” Daily Telegraph 29 Oct. 1999. [ http://www.telegraph.co.uk ]

Neff, Renfreu. “Script Comments: ‘The Winslow Boy.’” Creative Screenwriting 6:3 (May-June 1999): 18.

Newey, Glen. “Winslow Boy.” Times Literary Supplement 12 Nov. 1999: 22.

Noh, David. “Winslow Man: David Mamet Meets Terence Rattigan in New Adaptation of Theatre Classic.” Film Journal International 102.5 (May 1999): 10, 12.

Pizzello, Chris. “DVD Playback: ‘The Winslow Boy.’” American Cinematographer 81:5 (May 2000): 121-22.

Siegel, Barbara and Scott Siegel. “In Cinema: Battles of Wit: ‘The Winslow Boy.’” In Theater 83 (26 April 1999): 36.

Winter, Jessica. Film: Trial and Era: ‘The Winslow Boy.’” The Village Voice 4 May 1999: 116.

Miscellaneous Film (P)reviews

Cockrell, Eddie. “Review: State and Main. ” Variety 4 Sept. 2000: 19.

Levy, Emmanuel. “Review: Lakeboat.” Variety 17 Apr. 2000: 28.

“Private Screening [ State and Main ].” USA Today 4 Aug. 2000: 3E.

“ State and Main. ” Entertainment Weekly 18 Aug. 2000: 90+.

Sterritt, David. “Montreal Spotlights Edgy, Adventurous Fare [ State and Main ].” Christian Science Monitor 1 Sept. 2000: 15.

Tartaglione, Nancy. “ State and Main .” Hollywood Reporter 29 Aug. 2000: D6.

Scholarship

Berger, Jason. “Class and Power: Exploring with College Students the Ethics and Class Conflict Messages in the Films of David Mamet .” The Image of Class in Literature, Media, and Society . Selected Papers, 1998 Conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery , March 12-14. Eds. Will Wright and Steven Kaplan. Pueblo, Colorado: University of Southern Colorado, 1998. 298-304.

Brewer, Gaylord. “ Hoffa and The Untouchables: Mamet’s Brutal Orders of Authority.” Literature and Film Quarterly 28.1 (January 2000): 28-33.

Brockett, Oscar G. “Special Reprint from Vol. 7: The American Theatre, 1961-86.” Theatre History Studies 20 (2000): 17-33.

Brockett, Oscar G. “Special Reprint from Vol. 7: The American Theatre, 1986-2000.” Theatre History Studies 20 (2000): 35-46.

 Galens, David. Drama for Students: Presenting Analysis, Context, and Criticism on Commonly Studied Dramas. Vol. 6 . Detroit: Gale, 1999. [ Speed-the-Plow ]

Garner, Stanton B. “Framing the Classroom: Pedagogy, Power, Oleanna .” Theatre Topics 10.1 (2000): 39-52.

Greenbaum, Andrea. “Brass Balls: Masculine Communication and the Discourse of Capitalism in David Mamet’s Glengarry Glen Ross.” The Journal of Men’s Studies 8.1 (Fall 1999): 33-43.

Haedicke, Janet V. “Decoding Cipher Space: David Mamet's The Cryptogram and America's Dramatic Legacy.” American Drama 9.1 (Fall 1999): 1-20.

Heilpern, John. How Good Is David Mamet Anyway? New York: Routledge, 1999.

Kane, Leslie. “New and Forthcoming.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 8-10.

Kane, Leslie. “President's Message.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 11.

Kolin, Philip C. “David Mamet’s Duck Variations as a Parody of a Socratic Dialogue.” American Drama 9.1 (Fall 1999): 21-32.

Pearce, Howard. “Plato in Hollywood: David Mamet and the Power of Illusions.” Mosaic 32.2 (June 1999): 141-56.

Sauer, David K. “Crime into Art MLA '98.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 12.

Sauer, David K. and Janice A. “David Mamet Bibliography: Summer 1998-Summer 1999.” The David Mamet Review 6 (Fall 1999): 14-16.

Schaub, Martin. “Magic Meanings in Mamet's Cryptogram .” Modern Drama 42.3 (Fall 1999): 326-37.

Sherman, Ranen Omer. “The Metaphysics of Loss and Jewish Identity in David Mamet's Homicide .” Modern Jewish Studies Annual 11 (1999): 37-50.

Vargas Llosa, Mario. “Visual Contact [on Oleanna ].” In Making Waves. Trans. John King. London: Faber and Faber, 1996. 311-14.

Weber, Myles. “David Mamet in Theory and Practice.” New England Review 21.2 (Spring 2000): 136-41.

Miscellany

“25 Years Ago [ American Buffalo debut ].” American Theatre Dec. 1999: 9.

Barron, James. “Public Lives [Meeting of Hillary Rodham Clinton with David Mamet].” New York Times 2 Dec. 1999: B2.

Beam, Alex. “Mamet Novel Fuels Talk of a Slump.” Boston Globe 25 Feb. 2000: D1.

Berler, Ron. “Once Broke and Bitter, Now William H. Macy Calls Himself…A Big Fat Star.” Biography Jan. 2000: 84+.

Blum, David. “Ready-to-Swear Fashions.” New York Times Magazine 12 Sept. 1999: S68.

Brustein, Robert. “In Defense of Mamet.” Boston Globe 5 Mar. 2000: N18.

Drukman, Steven. “Go Form a Company, Mamet Said, So They Did.” New York Times 7 Nov. 1999: B 8.

Edwards-Jones, Imogen. “Brightest Star in Mamet’s Plow [Mark Strong, London production of Speed-the-Plow ].” The Sunday Times [London] 14 Mar. 2000.

Fleming, Michael. “Mamet Moves into Comedy with ‘Main’ [Mamet to direct the film 'State and Main'].” Variety 16 August 1999: 13.

Jones, Oliver. “Mamet Is Drawn to Premiere Magazine [as monthly cartoonist].” Daily Variety 08 Aug. 1999: 5.

McKinley, Jesse. “A New Mamet Play [Boston Marriage may come to New York].” New York Times 7 Jan. 2000: B2.

Miller, Prairie. “Flawless: Philip Seymour Hoffman Interview [ State and Main ].” Star Interviews 29 Nov. 1999: 1.

Riding, Alan. “Finding New Audiences for Alienation.” New York Times 11 June 2000: Sec. 2, 1, 24. [Mamet directs Pinter, Gielgud, Pidgeon in Catastrophe. ]

WEBSITE

International Movie Database lists Mamet's filmography with links for the films: http://us.imdb.com/Name?Mamet,+David

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