Edmond

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DOI: 10.5040/9781472584526.40000111
Acts: 1. Scenes: 23. Roles: Male (22) , Female (7) , Neutral (0)

A fortune-teller’s teasing rumination sends Edmond lurching into New York City’s hellish underworld, his whole life abandoned in a searing quest for self-discovery and redemption. From brothels to jail cells, card-sharps to chaplains, Edmond depicts a man on a mission which is doomed to cycle through hope and disappointment.

Writing about the play, the Financial Times wrote: ‘A stunning amorality play, glittering and disturbing, suspended in the dark void of contemporary New York. It is also a technically adventurous piece pared brilliantly to the bone, highly theatrical in its scenic elisions.’

Edmond was first performed at the Goodman Theater, Chicago, in June 1982, in a production directed by Gregory Mosher.

From Mamet Plays: 2

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Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mamet

ISBN: 9780413687401

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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