The Old Neighborhood
By (author) David Mamet
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Old Neighborhood by David Mamet
Book DescriptionIn The Old Neighborhood David Mamet confirms his stature as a master of the American stage, a writer who can turn the most innocuous phrase into a lit fuse and a family reunion into a perfectly orchestrated firestorm of sympathy, yearning, and blistering authentic rage. In these three short plays, a middle-aged Bobby Gould returns to the old-neighborhood in a series of encounters with his past that, however briefly, open windows on his present. In "The Disappearance of the Jews," Bobby and an old buddy fantasize about finding themselves in a nostalgic shtetl paradise while revealing how lost they are in their own families. In the comfort of her kitchen, Bobby's sister "Jolly" unscrolls a list of childhood grievances that is at nice painful and hilarious. And the old girlfriend in "Deeny," faced with a man she once loved, finds herself obsessively free-associating on gardening, sex, and subatomic particles. Swerving from comedy to terror, from tenderness to anguish with a swiftness that unsettles even as it strikes home The Old Neighborhood is classic Mamet."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679746522
(203mm x 133mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David Mamet
David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale Drama School, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the playsThe Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, andSexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written screenplays for such films asHouse of Gamesand the Oscar-nominatedThe Verdict, His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award."
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