Posts Tagged ‘David Mamet’

City Arts: Doing the Right Thing

Written by Armond White on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

DoingtheRightThing600 Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’ explores our social divide Debra Winger in The Anarchist. Broadway’s newest drama, The Anarchist, proves that David Mamet has not just become a conservative; he’s become a poet. Taking as his inspiration the 1981 Brinks incident where subversives from the Weatherman Underground were convicted for killing a Nyack, N.J., policeman, Mamet examines the motives [&hellip
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Not as Easy as ABC

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

glengarry-scottlandis The latest ‘Glengarry Glen Ross’ revival can’t close the deal Pity poor Shelley Levene, the has-been real estate salesman central to Glengarry Glen Ross, David Mamet’s 1984 Pulitzer Prize-winning play about the corrosive nature of capitalism. Not only is pathetic Shelley, brought down to his knees from desperation, not too proud to beg his boss [&hellip
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Criminal Act: David Mamet’s ‘The Anarchist’ is a Waste of Time

Written by Doug Strassler on . Posted in Arts & Film, Theater

Photo by Joan Marcus One can only assume that actresses with as much clout and freedom of choice as Patti LuPone and Debra Winger signed into The Anarchist, the new play written and directed by David Mamet that opened last night at the John Golden Theatre, sight unseen. How else to explain why two such notably discerning talents ended [&hellip
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The Humor in Gloom

Written by admin on . Posted in Arts & Film, Film

“We’re Jews. We have that well of tradition to draw on,” Larry Gopnik’s cousin consoles him in A Serious Man. Larry (Michael Stuhlbarg), a Minnesota physics teacher, endures a progression of miseries in the Coen Brothers’ ironic new comedy. Disaster affects Larry’s sense of identity as teacher, husband, father, brother, tribesman. A student blackmails him, [&hellip
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