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Three Uses of the Knife : On the Nature and Purpose of Drama
by David Mamet


Overview - What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? With bracing directness and aphoristic grace, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross delivers a thrillingly original treatise on his art.To David Mamet, human beings are drama-creating animals who impose narrative structures on everything from today's weather to next year's elections.  Read more...

 
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Overview
What makes good drama? And why does drama matter in an age that is awash in information and entertainment? With bracing directness and aphoristic grace, the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright of Glengarry Glen Ross delivers a thrillingly original treatise on his art.To David Mamet, human beings are drama-creating animals who impose narrative structures on everything from today's weather to next year's elections. Mamet distinguishes true drama from its false variants, unravels the infamous "Second-Act Problem," amd considers the mysterious persistence of the soliloquy. Three Uses of the Knife is an inspired guide for any playwright or theatergoer that doubles as a trenchant work of moral and aesthetic philosophy.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780375704239
  • ISBN-10: 037570423X
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • Publish Date: June 2000
  • Page Count: 96
  • Dimensions: 8.01 x 5.25 x 0.45 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.27 pounds


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