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The Anarchist

by David Mamet

A new play by the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross, debuting on Broadway in late 2012.


The Secret Knowledge: On the Dismantling of American Culture

by David Mamet

David Mamet has been a controversial, defining force in nearly every creative endeavor-now he turns his attention to politics.

In recent years, David Mamet realized that the so-called mainstream media outlets...


November

by David Mamet

David Mamet's new Oval Office satire depicts one day in the life of a beleaguered American commander-in-chief. It's November in a Presidential election year, and incumbent Charles Smith's chances for reelection...


The Cabin: Reminiscence and Diversions

by David Mamet

In these mordant, elegant, and often disquieting essays, the internationally acclaimed dramatist creates a sort of autobiography by strobe light, one that is both mysterious and starkly revealing.

The pieces...


We're No Angels

by David Mamet

With this screenplay David Mamet gives the traditional prison-break story his special blend of gripping suspense, slapdash buffoonery, and ingenious plotting.

Bob, a vicious killer, cheats the electric chair...


Five Television Plays (David Mamet): A Waitress in Yellowstone; Bradford; The Museum of Science and Industry Story; A Wasted Weekend; We Will Take You

by David Mamet

Five unique short plays for television by one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. A Waitress in Yellowstone (or: Always Tell the Truth) is a parable about an honest waitress and a corrupt congressman....


Reunion and Dark Pony

by David Mamet

In these two moving early plays, David Mamet displays the humor, sensitivity, and ear for language that have made him one of the most celebrated playwrights in American theater today.

Reunion depicts the awkward,...


Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond

by David Mamet

The Woods, described by the Chicago Daily News as a “beautifully conceived love story,” is a modern dramatic parable in which a young man and woman who spend a night in his family’s cabin experience passion,...


Sexual Perversity in Chicago and the Duck Variations: Two Plays

by David Mamet

David Mamet is one of America’s most celebrated playwrights. The author of plays, screenplays, poetry, essays, and children’s books, he has won many awards, including the Pulitzer Prize for Glengarry Glen...


Speed-the-Plow

by David Mamet

Speed-the-Plow is an exhilaratingly sharp, comical, disturbing play about the power of money and sex in Hollywood, and how they corrupt two movie producers. Speed-the-Plow opened at Lincoln Center to sold-out...


Goldberg Street: Short Plays and Monologues

by David Mamet

From the Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross, here is a collection of thirty-two one act plays and short dramatic pieces that David Mamet himself considers to be some of the best writing he...


Boston Marriage

by David Mamet

One of America's most provocative dramatists conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing room.

Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming "women of fashion" who live together...


The Old Religion

by David Mamet

In 1913, a young woman was found murdered in the National Pencil Factory in Atlanta. The investigation focused on the Jewish manager of the factory, Leo Frank, who was subsequently forced to stand trial for...


Wilson: A CONSIDERATION OF THE SOURCES

by David Mamet

When the Internet-and the collective memory of the twenty-first century-crashes, the past is reassembled from the downloaded memories of Ginger, wife of ex-President Wilson. The transcripts take the reader on...


Three War Stories

by David Mamet

Spanning centuries and continents, Mamet uses war and its players to explore, among other themes, redemption and forgiveness as they unfold in the context of conflict in the form of three novellas.

In The Redwing...


Three Uses of the Knife: On the Nature and Purpose of Drama

by David Mamet

The purpose of theater, like magic like religion…ids to inspire cleansing awe. With bracing directness and aphoristic authority, one of our greatest living playwrights addresses the questions: What makes good...


Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy

by David Mamet & Lawrence Kushner

In the ancient Jewish practice of the kavannah (a meditation designed to focus one’s heart on its spiritual goal), Lawrence Kushner and David Mamet offer their own reactions to key verses from each week’s...


Faustus

by David Mamet

Having put his personal stamp on the contemporary theater, David Mamet now performs the supremely audacious feat of reinventing the theater of the past. He does so by telling his own ingenious and eerily moving...


The Spanish Prisoner and The Winslow Boy: Two Screenplays

by David Mamet

Pulitzer Prize winner David Mamet ranks among the century's most influential writers for stage and screen. His dialogue--abrasive, rhythmic--illuminates a modern aesthetic evocative of Samuel Beckett. His plots--surprising,...


Bambi vs. Godzilla: On the Nature, Purpose, and Practice of the Movie Business

by David Mamet

From the Academy Award-nominated screenwriter and playwright: an exhilaratingly subversive inside look at Hollywood from a filmmaker who’s always played by his own rules. Who really reads the scripts at the...