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5.0 out of 5 stars An incisive testament on behalf of drama, 30 Nov 2000
This review is from: Three Uses of the Knife (Vintage) (Paperback)
This offering from the blistering pen of David Mamet is a master document which brilliantly isolates and identifies both the need for, and the inner workings of, dramatic theatre. Actors, writers, directors, anyone in fact who carries a love of live drama (and most especially the Theatre) will find their work and/or understanding of such work deepened and enriched by this incisive unravelling of both why and how drama operates. Those who already hold an appreciation of Mamet's work will most certainly not be dissapointed. Writing in his trademark fashion of driving passion coupled with intellectual athleticism, the Pulitzer prizewinner presents clear, reasoned instruction for the aspiring dramatist - indeed, after reading this book one feels like a potential Chekhov! - and for the unconverted, resistant or uninformed he offers a passionate dialogue on the need of humankind for drama (and vice-versa), why it endures, and what purpose it serves. This is pure Mamet on fiery, driving, gutsy form. don't miss!
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