The Woods, Lakeboat, Edmond

Three Plays
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Author(s): David Mamet
Genre: Drama
Original Publish Date: Oct 03, 2014
Product Number: EB00640757
Released: Mar 11, 2016
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780802191458
Publisher: Grove Atlantic
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Description

Three plays from the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award–winning author of Glengarry Glen Ross and American Buffalo. The Woods is a modern dramatic parable about, as Mamet put it, "why men and women have a hard time trying to get along with each other." The story features a young man and woman spending a night in his family's cabin where they experience passion, then disillusionment, but are in the end reconciled by mutual need. In Lakeboat, an Ivy League college student takes a summer job as a cook aboard a Great Lakes cargo ship where the crewmembers—men of all ages—share their wild fantasies about sex, gambling, and violence. Mamet also wrote the screenplay to the 2000 film starring Peter Falk and Denis Leary. In Edmond, a white-collar New York City man is set morally adrift after a visit to a fortune-teller. He soon leaves an unfulfilling marriage to find sex, adventure, companionship, and, ultimately, the meaning of his existence. Mamet also wrote the screenplay for the 2005 film starring William H. Macy. "[A] beautifully conceived love story." —Chicago Daily News on The Woods "[Mamet's] language has never been so precise, pure, and affecting." —Richard Eder of The New York Times on The Woods "Richly overheard talk and loopy, funny construction." —Michael Feingold in The Village Voice on Lakeboat "A riveting theatrical experience that illuminates the heart of darkness." —Jack Kroll of Newsweek on Edmond

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