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Mr Happiness

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 1, Roles: Total (1), Female (0), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...A short monologue about a radio agony uncle reading out his listeners’ letters and responding to their troubles of the heart, Mr Happiness first appeared at the Plymouth Theatre on Broadway in 1978...

The Water Engine: An American Fable

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (8), Female (2), Male (6), Unassigned (0)

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...It is 1934, and Charles Lang has invented an engine that runs solely on water. Attorneys Morton Gross and Lawrence Oberman see an opportunity to make themselves rich off the back of Lang’s ingenuity, blackmailing him into handing over...

The Woods

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 1, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...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...

Duck Variations

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

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Scenes: 14

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... A wry, pseudo-existentialist discussion of what we do and why we do it, in fourteen ‘variations’, Mamet’s short duologue was first presented in the U.S.A. by the St. Nicholas Theatre Company at Goddard College, Vermont, in 1972, and had its British premiere at the Regent Theatre, London, in 1977....

American Buffalo

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 2, Roles: Total (3), Female (0), Male (3), Unassigned (0)

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...Donny runs a junkshop with the help of his young, enthusiastic new employee, Bobby. When a customer comes in on the hunt for an antique coin, Donny sees a business opportunity. Between them, Donny and Bobby plot to rob their wealthy...

The Cryptogram

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 2002

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (3), Female (1), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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... innocence gives way to adult knowledge, the moment when we recognise that the world can be a terryfying place. And as the meaning of Mamet's crypttogram sinks in, with its heart-rending depiction of our fall from grace, you find yourself...

Reunion

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 1, Scenes: 14, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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... 'It would be hard to over-praise the way Mr Mamet suggests behind the probing, joshing family chat an extraordinary sense of pain and loss . . . although the play has astrong social comment about the destrictively cyclical effect of divorce, it is neither sour nor defeatist.' Guardian...

Glengarry Glen Ross

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

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Acts: 2, Scenes: 3, Roles: Total (7), Female (0), Male (7), Unassigned (0)

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...Glengarry Glen Ross is a spikey, powerful, and nerve-wracking story of four real estate salesmen, colleagues in the same firm, who are engaged in a sales competition to try and sell off as many units of real estate as possible. But when...

Speed-the-Plow

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1996

Contemporary Dramatists

Playtext

Acts: 3, Roles: Total (1), Female (1), Male (0), Unassigned (0)

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... a gagbook full of jokes. A harvest of riches. Mamet here is so damned entertaining – I laughed and laughed.’ while Newsweek called it ‘a brilliant black comedy, a dazzling dissection of Hollywood cupidity and another tone poem from our foremost...

Sexual Perversity in Chicago

Written by

David Mamet

~playauthor~Written by~ David Mamet

Methuen Drama, 1994

Contemporary Dramatists

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Roles: Total (4), Female (2), Male (2), Unassigned (0)

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...Dan’s friend and colleague Bernie claims to have had a plethora of unusual sexual encounters, ranging from war-themed coitus to animal intercourse. When Dan meets, dates and moves in with the more down-to-earth Deborah, Bernie reckons it’s...