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Race David Mamet

Race

David Mamet

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ISBN : 9780573698361
Paperback
80 pages
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Drama / Characters: 3 males, 1 female / Interior set / Multiple Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles Americas most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselvesMoreDrama / Characters: 3 males, 1 female / Interior set / Multiple Award-winning playwright/director David Mamet tackles Americas most controversial topic in a provocative new tale of sex, guilt and bold accusations. Two lawyers find themselves defending a wealthy white executive charged with raping a black woman. When a new legal assistant gets involved in the case, the opinions that boil beneath explode to the surface. When David Mamet turns the spotlight on what we think but cant say, dangerous truths are revealed, and no punches are spared. Scapel-edged intelligence! -New York Times Provocative and profane! -NY-1 Mamet is most concerned with the power and treachery of language: a line of dialogue vital to the prosecution case is cynically rewritten by the defense. Mamets larger contention is that attempts to create a more equal and tolerant society have made race an unsayable word...brilliantly contrives here a moment in which the single most taboo sexual expletive is ignored by an audience which then gasps at the word black...Mamet remains American theatres most urgent five-letter word. -The Guardian Intellectually salacious...Gripping...rapid-fire Mametian style...Mamets new play argues, everything in America - and this play throws sex, rape, the law, employment and relationships into its 90 minutes of stage wrangling - is still about race. -Chcago Tribune There is intrigue within intrigue, showing how personal prejudice and individual missteps govern the course of things...Mamet adroitly mixes comic darts with tragic arrows. -Bloomberg News