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Volume 9: Reviews of Glengarry Glen Ross at the Lyric in Boston and Oleanna in St. Louis, Las Vegas, and Washington D.C.'s Source Theater, and Mamet's direction of Ricky Jay's On the Stem, and the Mamet film Heist. Anne Dean examines House of Games at The Royal College of Psychiatry. Book Review: South of the Northeast Kingdom, the President's address, new and forthcoming works, and the annual bibliography.
The David Mamet Society will meet in London June 11-13 at the Green Park Hilton Hotel. Submit an abstract for a paper.
Survey of Reviews and Scholarship over the past year.
Has the collapse of Enron dated Glengarry Glen Ross, making the play's stakes seem paltry and thus rendering it a work from David Mamet's nostalgia file?
Steven Gale reviews Mamet's latest genre film starring Gene Hackman and Rebecca Pidgeon.
Anne Dean's presentation of Mamet's classic study of con men and the psychiatrist.
Hydeware Theatre, one of St. Louis’ newest companies, approached the play from these popular conceptions, and yet avoided creating another rendering of Oleanna meant to lead to a panel discussion of gender politics.
Under the taut direction of Wendy C. Goldberg, the Source Theatre’s production opened up Mamet’s story of a professor destroyed by his student’s false accusations of harassment by exploring the humanity of the play’s two characters. The theatre’s intimate blackbox made a good pressure cooker for this parable of our times that is simultaneously a study of human psychology.
Leslie Kane surveys the upcoming works by Mamet in productions, publishing, and scholarly activities.
Once again Mamet directs magician and actor Ricky Jay in a magic show—this one with more than cards, reconstructing the history of magic up and down Broadway—"the stem."
Part memoir, part local color, the book covers the forty years Mamet has lived in Vermont. South of the Northeast Kingdom will remind the reader once again of Mamet’s versatility as a writer.
Review of The Actors Repertory Theatre production of Oleanna in Las Vegas, put in the context of Legal Discourse and discussion by an attorney.
Leslie Kane surveys the society and offers her vision of the future.