Titolo: Romance (Library Edition Audio CDs)
Casa editrice: L.A. Theatre Works
Data di pubblicazione: 2007
Condizione libro: very good
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Riassunto: Pulitzer Prize winning playwright David Mamet s Romance is an uproarious, take-no-prisoners courtroom comedy that gleefully lampoons everyone from lawyers and judges, to Arabs and Jews, to gays and chiropractors. It s hay fever season, and in a courtroom a judge (Fred Willard) is popping antihistamines. He listens to the testimony of a Jewish chiropractor (Steven Goldstein), who s a liar, according to his anti-Semitic defense attorney (Ed Begely Jr). The prosecutor (Gordon Clapp), a homosexual, is having a domestic squabble with his lover, who shows up in court in a leopard-print thong. And all the while, a Middle East peace conference is taking place. Masterfully wielding the argot of the courtroom, David Mamet creates a world in microcosm in which shameless fawning, petty prejudices, and sheer caprice hold sway, and the noble apparatus of law and order degenerates into riotous profanity.
L'autore: David Mamet was born in Chicago in 1947. He studied at Goddard College in Vermont and at the Neighborhood Playhouse School of Theater in New York. He has taught at Goddard College, the Yale School of Drama, and New York University, and lectures at the Atlantic Theater Company, of which he is a founding member. He is the author of the plays The Cryptogram, Oleanna, Speed-the-Plow, Glengarry Glen Ross, American Buffalo, and Sexual Perversity in Chicago. He has also written screenplays for such films as House of Games and the Oscar-nominated The Verdict, as well as The Spanish Prisoner, The Winslow Boy, and Wag the Dog. His plays have won the Pulitzer Prize and the Obie Award. As a playwright, he received Tony nominations for Glengarry Glen Ross (1984) and Speed-the-Plow (1988). As a screenwriter, he received Oscar nominations for The Verdict (1982) and Wag the Dog (1997). His recent books include "The Old Religion" (1997), a novel about the lynching of Leo Frank; "Five Cities of Refuge: Weekly Reflections on Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy" (2004), a Torah commentary, with Rabbi Lawrence Kushner; and "The Wicked Son" (2006), a study of Jewish self-hatred and anti-Semitism, and "Bambi vs. Godzilla" an acerbic commentary on the movie business.
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