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One of America's most revered and provocative dramatists, David Mamet conquers new territory with this droll comedy of errors set in a Victorian drawing room. Anna and Claire are two bantering, scheming ladies of fashion who have long lived together on the fringes of upper-class society. Anna has just become the mistress of a wealthy man, from whom she has received an enormous emerald and an income to match. Claire, meanwhile, is infatuated with a respectable young lady and wants to enlist the jealous Anna's help for an assignation. As the two women exchange barbs and take turns taunting Anna's hapless parlour maid, Claire's young inamorata suddenly appears, setting off a crisis that puts the valuable emerald at risk and threatens the women's future."Devastatingly funny ...exceptionally clever" - New York Times "Brilliant ...One of Mamet's most satisfying and accomplished plays, and one of the funniest American comedies in years" - New York Post "Wickedly, wittily entertaining ...what makes the play such brilliant fun is its marriage of glinting period artifice and contemporary frankness" - Boston Phoenix "[Mamet's characters] are at each other's throats with a wit akin to characters out of Wilde and a vengeance not unlike those from Pinter or Edward Albee" - Boston Globe Boston Marriage was first performed at the American Repertory Theatre, Cambridge, Massachusetts, in June 1999. It received its British premiere at the Donmar Warehouse, London, in March 2001.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413766007
ISBN-10: 0413766004
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x 6mm)
Pages: 96
Imprint: Methuen Drama
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Mar-2001
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - David Mamet

David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College, Vermont, and at the Neighbor hood Playhouse School of Theatre in New York. His plays, screenplays and books on drama practice hav e met with glowing reviews and been acclaimed as classics of their kind.

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