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  • David Alan Mamet
  • Author:  David Alan Mamet
  • Year: 09-06-2014
  • Translator From English: Milena Popova
  • Availability:  Out Of Stock
  • Product Code:  1366-01
  • SKU: 19.0054
  • ISBN: 978-619-152-451-8
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Description

If theatre were a religion, explains David Mamet in his opening chapter, "many of the observations and suggestions in this book might be heretical." As always, Mamet delivers on his promise: in Theatre, the acclaimed author of Glengarry Glen Ross and Speed the Plow calls for nothing less than the death of the director and the end of acting theory. For Mamet, either actors are good or they are non-actors, and good actors generally work best without the interference of a director, however well-intentioned. Issue plays, political correctness, method actors, impossible directions, Stanislavksy, and elitists all fall under Mamet's critical gaze.

To students, teachers, and directors who crave a blast of fresh air in a world that can be insular and fearful of change, Theatre throws down a gauntlet that challenges everyone to do better, including Mamet himself.

About the Author

David Alan Mamet

David Alan Mamet

David Alan Mamet (born November 30, 1947) is an American playwright, essayist, screenwriter, and film director. As a playwright, Mamet has won a Pulitzer Prize and received Tony nominations for Glenga... Read more

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Tags: Theater & Acting, Science of Art

Specification
Year 09-06-2014
Translator From English: Milena Popova
Pages 144
Size 140/215 мм
Weight 0.25 kg
Cover Type Paperback
Genre Theater & Acting, Science of Art

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