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Writing in Restaurants by David Mamet
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Oct 01, 1987 | 176 Pages

  • Paperback $15.00

    Oct 01, 1987 | 176 Pages

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“Essays in direct line from Stanislavsky, Chekhov, Shaw, and Brecht”
—Mike Nichols

Writing in Restaurants is rich with anecdotes . . . composed in precise mellifluous language.”
The Philadelphia Inquirer

“Passion, clarity, commitment, intelligence—just what one would expect from Mamet”
—Sidney Lumet

“Graceful, forceful, hortatory essays of a profoundly moral writer of our time”
—Richard Christiansen, Chicago Tribune

Table Of Contents

Writing in RestaurantsPreface
I. Writing in Restaurants
Capture-the-Flag, Monotheism, and the Techniques of Arbitration
A National Dream-Life
Radio Drama
A Tradition of the Theater as Art
First Principles
Stanislavsky and the American Bicentennial
An Unhappy Family
Some Thoughts on Writing in Restaurants

II. Exuvial Magic
Exuvial Magic: An Essay Concerning Fashion
True Stories of Bitches
Notes for a Catalog for Raymond Saunders
A Family Vacation
Semantic Chickens
On Paul Ickovic’s Photographs
A Playwright in Hollywood
Pool Halls
Things I Have Learned Playing Poker on the Hill

III. Life in the Theater
Epitaph for Tennessee Williams
Regarding A Life in the Theater
Concerning The Water Engine
Decay: Some Thoughts for Actors, Theodore Spencer Memorial Lecture, Harvard, February 10, 1986
Notes on The Cherry Orchard
Against Amplification
Address to the American Theater Critics Convention at the Tyrone Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis, Minnesota, August 25, 1978
Observations of a Backstage Wife

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