DOI: 10.5040/9781472584526.40000068
Acts: 1. Scenes: 3. Roles: Male (2) , Female (2) , Neutral (0)

In The Woods, David Mamet shows us one evening, night and morning in the life of a couple, Nick and Ruth, who are spending some time in a summerhouse. As they pass the time, sharing stories and arguments, the mechanics of their relationship – and by implication, the relationships between women and men generally – come into focus.

The play has been praised by the New York Times, who wrote ‘Mamet's language has never been so precise, pure and affecting’. It was first produced by the St Nicholas Theatre Company, Chicago on 11 November 1977, in a production directed by the playwright.

From Mamet Plays: 2


Bloomsbury Publishing

David Mamet

ISBN: 9780413687401

Series: Contemporary Dramatists

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